Map of Malawi

Trade and Investment Projects in Malawi
In Malawi, the Hub is supporting economic diversification, job creation and fostering a business environment conducive to trade and investment. The Hub implements activities in four critical areas:

Finance and Investment
Accelerating U.S. and international investment to businesses to promote strategic value chains and grow international trade links
Export Competitiveness
Helping companies to leverage AGOA to increase exports to the U.S.
Enabling Environment and Trade Facilitation
Fostering transparent, reliable, efficient and cost-effective trade policies and related infrastructure
Increasing the competitiveness of agricultural value chains for export through investment, technology transfer, and greater private sector participation

Core Activities in Malawi
Finance and Investment

  • Implementing and strengthening the Warehouse Receipts Systems (WRS) to help producers use receipts as collateral for loans and insurance n Supporting the development and implementation of the National Action Plan on Investment
  • Helping financial institutions to introduce or grow inclusive products and services, and regional structured trading platforms
  • Facilitating investments into agri-infrastructure

Export Competitiveness

  • Implementing the revised AGOA Utilization Strategy and Action Plan
  • Linking textiles, apparel and specialty food firms to international buyers and investors
  • Identifying and assisting export-ready companies to comply with U.S. and international trade standards

Enabling Environment and Trade Facilitation

  • Strengthening compliance with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), SADC protocols on sanitary and phytosanitary standard (SPS) and technical barriers to trade (TBT)
  • Identifying non-tariff trade barriers (NTBs) and facilitating their resolution
  • Assisting the Malawi Revenue Authority to develop an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program to expedite cross-border clearance procedures


  • Supporting private sector-led trade in agricultural commodities 
  • Enhancing the flow of information to the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE)
  • Strengthening trader and farmer associations and linking them to financial and other service institutions
  • Integrating farmers into regional grain marketing systems
  • Support private-public partnerships (PPP) in the formation of an agricultural Market Information System


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