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Customs Regulations


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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Residence or Work Permit
  • Form 21 (Bill of Entry) which needs signed only
  • Passengers Baggage Declaration (Form 47) or Settler's Declaration (Form P 54) depending on size of shipment
  • Inventory (giving serial numbers for TVs and VCRs)

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

  • CUSTOMER MUST BE IN COUNTRY AT TIME OF CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  • USED HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND PERSONAL EFFECTS DUTY-FREE IF:
    • Arriving within six months of Customer
    • Were owned by Customer for a minimum of six months and are for Customer's own use
    • Goods are not sold or disposed of while in Malawi
    • Are in reasonable quantities
  • Shipments may be inspected

DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • Items owned less than six months
  • Books/magazines subject to censorship

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Firearms are subject to Police Permit
  • Ammunition
  • Radio equipment
  • Pornographic material
  • Plants/seeds

MOTOR VEHICLES

  • Value may not exceed K500
  • One auto per family
  • Auto must have been owned and used by Customer for a year or more prior to importation or arrival of the Customer and can not be lent or sold within one year of Customs clearance

PETS

  • Import Permit obtained from the Veterinary Department is required
  • Copies of Vaccination Certificates

NOTE - Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers.
Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, we cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

 

 

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