Doing BusinessCompany Registration in Malawi

Malawi at a Glance

Malawi Interfaces SADC and COMESA Africa’s Major Trading Blocks with a Combined population of about 327 Million.  The Malawian Economy is generally unexploited with an untapped export potential of USD 333.5 Million with Investment opportunities in areas such as mining, tourism, manufacturing, agro-processing including fruit juice processing, soya bean oil extraction, integrated cotton industry  (spinning, weaving, ginning including cassava); phosphate fertilizer manufacturing; garment manufacturing.

The opportunities are also available in the following sectors;

  • Agriculture/Agro-processing
  • Energy Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • ICT
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Forestry
Malawi has been attracting Foreign direct Investment due to the following reasons;
  •  Streamlined Investment Establishment Procedures
  • Political Stability & Security
  • Liberalized Economy & Political Commitment
  • Investor-Friendly Climate
  • Competitive Labour Market

The Tax Regime in Malawi is Quite Straight forward with the Tax rate for personal Income ranging from 0 to 35 %, Corporation Tax is at 30% and Vat at 16.5 %.

For over 1 decade now, East Africa Business Consultants Has assisted many clients with the following Key Company Set Up Services in Malawi;

  • Company registration in Malawi
  • Government Licenses Processing
  • Business Bank Account Opening
  • HR Recruitment and Management
  • Work Permit Processing
  • Apartment/Office/Warehouse Sourcing.

Company Registration in Malawi Summary Table

EntitySubsidiary CompanyBranch Company
How Long does the Company registration process Take?10 Days10 Days
How long Does it take to Open Bank Account? 5 Days5 Days
After how Long can you Invoice and Hire 15 Days15 Days
Minimum Number of Directors and Shareholders 2 –
Foreigner Can own the Company 100%YesYes
Can the entity hire expatriate staffYesYes
Tax Identification Registration requiredYesYes
Access to Malawi double Tax treatiesYesYes
Can bid for Government Contracts?YesYes
Can Secure Trade Finance?YesYes
Can Secure an Import and Export Licence?YesYes
Can Easily Convert into a PLC?YesNo
Can Secure Work permits for foreign Employees and Directors?YesYes
Multi Currency Bank Accounts Available?YesYes

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