For one to be licensed as a buyer, they have to meet the following requirements. If you already register with Tcc, click here to register an account
Must have a Business License. Ability to purchase at least 500,000 kgs of green weight, either as a single tobacco type or a composite of all tobacco types, on the Auction floors. Should demonstrate that sufficient funds in US Dollars for purchasing tobacco can be raised. Must have a recognised standing in a business community. Should have access to or own processing facilities. Ability to employ sufficiently trained staff to man the Auction Floors. Not more than 10% of the floor purchase should be offered for resale.
Terms and Conditions:
Abide by the Government conditions, e.g. Minimum price included in the MOU's. Abide by Malawi's Constitution and the Tobacco Industry guidelines. Abide by Malawi's Constitution and the Tobacco Industry guidelines.
Buyers license costs $1,000. This is paid every year for renewal of the License. (This fee is subject to change.)