Zimbabwe-Malawi Trade Show to be Held This Month | Malawi 24
Thirty Zimbabwean companies will participate in a trade show to be held in Malawi this month which aims to increase trade between Zimbabwe and Malawi.
According to Zimtrade – Zimbabwe’s National Trade Promotion and Development Organization – the exhibition will be held at Umodzi Park in Lilongwe from June 21-24, 2021 under the theme “Zimbabwe-Malawi Trade Exhibition: kulimbikitsa ubale pamalonda”.
The exhibition aims to diversify Zimbabwe’s exports to the Malawian market, generate new business opportunities and transactions, and ultimately increase trade between Zimbabwe and Malawi.
“Malawi is also experiencing stable growth, and ‘now’ is a good time for exporters to engage with the country. The socio-cultural landscape of the country is relatively similar to that of Zimbabwe. Consumer preferences, buying habits and buying trends are also compatible. It is therefore likely that Zimbabwean exporters will easily adapt to the Malawi market, ”Zimtrade said in a statement.
Participants in the solo exhibition will be from companies in the fast-moving consumer goods sectors (confectionery, canned goods, processed foods and dairy products), agricultural inputs and tools, home and office furniture and construction and construction. Participating companies will present their products and services and participate in organized B2B meetings with potential buyers or business partners.
On the opening day of the exhibition, attendees will seek to discuss bilateral trade issues. On June 23, 2021, one of the exhibitors will also host an agricultural conference that will address issues related to irrigation development.
Zimbabwe’s top exports to Malawi in 2019 included corrugated board; cement; iron and steel structures; packaging containers of paper, cardboard, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibers; raw wood; agrochemicals, seeds, corn and fish.
Zimbabwe’s imports from Malawi include soybean by-products, unmanufactured tobacco, soybeans, peanuts, maize, fiberboard, manufactured tobacco, and plastic household items.