INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT FEES

What is International Transit Fee?

International Transit Fee is money charged on foreign registered trucks with a minimum of two axles. International Transit Fee is charged in United States Dollars for every one hundred kilometres or part thereof travelled in Malawi at different rates depending on the origin and axle-type of the truck.

Below are the current international transit fee applicable rates per one hundred Kilometers:

 

COMESA

Mozambique

Tanzania

 

US$

US$

US$

Multiple axles

15.00

28.00

16.00

Up to three axles

8.00

28.00

8.00

Buses

6.00

28.00

6.00

Administration of International Transit Fee

International Transit Fee is collected by the Malawi Revenue Authority on behalf of the RFA. All eligible motorists are required to pay International Transit Fee at the port of entry (or at MRA inland offices in cases of distance extensions) through MRA-designated banks.

International Transit Fee Collections

International Transit Fee is the second largest source of revenue for the Roads Fund, after fuel levy, and it contributes about 5% of the total annual Roads Fund income.

The table below shows the annual international transit fee collections for the past five years:

 

FY 2017/18

FY 2016/17

FY 2015/16

FY 2014/15

FY 2013/14

 

MK’million

MK’million

MK’million

MK’million

MK’million

Annual collections

3,709

3,652

2,439

1,580

1,506

Year-on-year increase

2%

50%

54%

5%

71%

 

 

  

INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT FEES DISTANCE CHARTS & CALCULATOR