By Mabuchi Chunga
National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) is expected to launch a company called NASME Imports and Exports in a bid to boost exports.
Malawi still imports more than it exports despite having so much goods that can be exported.
NASME Imports and Exports Chairperson Kettie Chisamba says the new company will create a platform that will give a chance to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to find other business partners outside the country which they can do business with.
“One of the main duties of NASME Imports and Exports will be to find export markets for our members and to connect them to additional markets in the Sub-Saharan region,” said Chisamba.
NASME Imports and Exports will also help members to ease the capital cost of investing in exports since the cost of such trade is high.
“Most people have been complaining that the cost to do export trading is huge therefore through NASME Imports and Exports to cover this, member businesses could come together as consignments and sell their commodities,” she said.
NASME Imports and Exports is expected to roll out by March in order to target the harvesting period.