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INTRODUCTION OF AN EXPORT DISCHARGE NOTE FOR ALL EXPORTS CONSIGNMENTS EXITING MALAWI

INTRODUCTION OF AN EXPORT DISCHARGE NOTE FOR ALL EXPORTS CONSIGNMENTS EXITING MALAWI

The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) is informing all exporters, Clearing and Forwarding Agents and the General Public that from 1st August 2022, it will introduce an export discharge note for all exports exiting Malawi.

The export discharge note is an ASYCUDA world generated document that will prove completion of an export process by an exporter. It will be issued by Customs at the border stations as well as at the airports, for all export consignments exiting the country and shall be used as a gate pass for any export consignment exiting the country.

Exporters, Clearing Agents and the General Public are therefore being advised that upon arriving at the border or airport, they will be required to present their export documents to Customs Officers at the export counter where they will be issued with the export discharge note (for free) which they will then show at the exit barrier for verification before the consignments can be allowed to cross the border.

All exporters and the General Public are therefore encouraged to DEMAND from Customs and keep on file for future references, an export discharge note for all export consignments they will be effecting from Malawi. Failure to do so would be an offence against the Customs and Excise Act and Regulations as well as the Repatriation of Export Proceeds and Operations of Foreign Currency Denominated Accounts Regulations, 2022.

For any enquiries on the export discharge note, the general public may get in touch with Wilma Chalulu on 01 827 780 or Edwin Starch on 0888 952 139.



John S. Biziwick
COMMISSIONER GENERAL

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