13/08/2014: MINISTER OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY MEETS U.S. INVESTORS
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
Aquarius House- First floor
Private Bag 302
Embassy of the Republic of Malawi
August 11, 2014