Malawi lifts maize export ban

President Peter Mutharika lifted Malawi’s maize export ban with immediate effect earlier this week. This comes after an increase in maize production. An estimated 3.2 million tons is expected for the country’s 2017/’18 maize harvest. According to South African agricultural business chamber Agbiz, this is an increase of 33% from…

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Zambian Mukula traders sue government over export ban

Mukula traders, reeling from the adverse effects of the moratorium on the export of the sought-after timber species, have dragged the Zambian government to court. Government last month imposed an export ban on several species, including Mukula, to curb illegal harvest and trade. The legal action comes only days after…

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Sawmillers appeal to government to lift mukula trade ban

Sawmillers are appealing to government to lift the Mukula trade ban, but government is refusing to budge. In a related developed, details about the mukula-laden trucks which were cleared to transit through Zambia, are still sketchy. Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Jean Kapata said government will continue to protect…

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‘No more maize export ban’ – Zambian government

The Zambian government will no longer impose maize export restrictions as it gears to promote grain trade in the region. Last month, government lifted a moratorium on the export of raw and processed maize which was in place for 18 months, but then immediately imposed a 10% export duty on…

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