Ministry of Industry and Trade

PRESS RELEASE

BAN ON EXPORT OF MAIZE AND MAIZE PRODUCTS

The Ministry of Industry and Trade wishes to remind all businesses, exporters and the general public that the export of maize and maize products was banned in accordance with the Control of Goods Act, Cap. 18:08 of the Laws of Malawi. The Ministry further wishes to inform the general public that the ban has not been lifted and, therefore, remains in force. As such, no person is allowed to export maize and maize products to other countries.

Accordingly, anyone found exporting maize and maize products in contravention of this ban will be liable to prosecution in accordance with the provisions of the relevant Laws of Malawi.

The Ministries of Industry and Trade, Home Affairs and Internal Security, Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) and other Government Institutions will re-enforce their monitoring and inspection exercises to ensure nobody violates this ban.

Ministry of Industry and Trade

City Centre

Lilongwe

20th August, 2014

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