On Friday, August 8, 2014, the the Minister of Trade and Industry, the Honorable Joseph Mwanamvekha, M.P. met with U.S. investors at the Embassy of Malawi and briefed them on Malawi’s trade and investment policy, regulatory and institutional framework, and the reforms the Malawi Government is implementing to improve Malawi’s business environment.

The Minister’s briefing was followed by a presentation by the Chief Executive Officer of the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC), Mr. Clement Kumbemba, on specific trade and investment opportunities available in Malawi in the commerce, manufacturing, transport, energy, tourism, services, financial and agricultural sectors, and the procedures involved in investing in Malawi.

Mr. Kumbemba emphasized that Malawi is now open for business and that its business environment offers exciting investment opportunities with preferential market access to the U.S., Europe, India and the COMESA and SADC regions.

The meeting was attended by finance, agricultural, trade and investment experts, as well as representatives of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). OPIC is a U.S. government agency that provides US investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds. It is an ideal partner for eligible Malawians resident in the U.S. to invest in small, medium and large projects in Malawi.

For more information about trade and investment opportunities in Malawi or on how to invest in Malawi, please contact:


The Embassy of Malawi

2408 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20008

Tel.: + 202-721-0270

Fax: + 202-721-0288





The Chief Executive Officer

Malawi Investment and Trade

Centre (MITC)

Aquarius House- First floor

Private Bag 302

Capital City

Lilongwe 3

Tel.: + (265) 1 770 800 / 771 315
Fax: + (265) 1 771 781
E-mail :





Embassy of the Republic of Malawi

Washington, D.C.

August 11, 2014