MITC gets K250 million export enquiries at Maputo Fair


By Patrick Ndawala:

Malawi has recorded over K256 million ( $250, 000, 000) worth of export enquiries for various commodities at the 57th Maputo International Trade Fair which took place from August 29 September 4 in Mozambique.

In a statement on Tuesday, Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) announced that the export enquiries are for commodities like soya, beans, CG7- groundnuts seeds, rice, honey, maize, nutritional porridge flour and eggs.


MITC Public Relations Manager Deliby Chimbalu said the record signifies that the country has potential to export more.

Chimbalu described the fair as a good opportunity for local SMEs and exporters to explore the Mozambican market and find potential markets for their product.

“We are more than ready to support and facilitate those interested in export marketing by helping them understand the requirements for specific markets as well as making them aware of the formalities, procedures, and the related information regarding those markets,” Chimbalu said.


She said Malawi was third on the list of best international exhibitors at the fair.

According to the statement, Malawi’s participation was supported by GIZ, under its project on support for African Continental Free Trade Area.

The 57th edition of fair 2022 attracted more than 2,500 foreign exhibitors from 21 countries.

MITC is an investment and trade promotion and facilitation agency in Malawi. MITC identifies, develops and packages investment opportunities in Malawi.

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