Malawi Revenue Authority introduces Road Access Fee on foreign registered vehicles

Those driving foreign registered vehicles on the roads of Malawi should brace to pay US$20 (about K14,680.00 at current exchange rate) from November this year following introduction of Road Access Fee (RAF) by Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA).

MRA Head of Corporate Affairs Steven Kapoloma: The fee will be charged in dollars

MRA is introducing the fee following government’s approval that the Roads Fund Administration should levy a Road Access Fee.

According to MRA, the fee is applicable on all foreign registered small vehicles such as saloons, pickups, wagons and all such vehicles that are currently not paying International Transit Fee (ITF) including motor cycles and trailers.

MRA is expected to be collecting the Road Access Fee- which is a Road User Charge (RUC)- on behalf of the Roads Fund Administration, effective November 1st, 2017.

“The fee will be charged in United States Dollars at a fixed rate of $20 per vehicle and does not depend on the vehicle’s country of origin or the distance to be travelled in Malawi,” says MRA in a statement issued out on Tuesday.

All motorists issued with a Temporary Importation Permit (TIP) by MRA shall be required to pay the Roads Access Fee at the border of entry and upon renewal of the TIP with the authority.

Those who will fail to pay the fee should expect to face a penalty of US$500 (about K367,000.00) per vehicle on the spot.

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Zobanduka
5 years ago

Kodi olo anthu akunjawo alipire ndalamazo kaya $50 or $60, zidzagwira ntchito yake yoyenererayo zisanabedwe????? Pa Mozambique pomwepa, timalipira, koma you can see the difference ya condition ya misewu yawo just when you cross over pa Dedza pomwepa…. Good and durable roads…. Zathuzo zikamalipiridwa, ndi za ku Blue Night basi! Mxiiiiiii! Adzikamwera za ku City Council, nde mukati za ku misewu?????

Zobanduka
5 years ago

Kodi oplo anthu akunjawo alipire ndalamazo kaya $50 or $60, zidzagwira ntchito yake yoyenererayo zisanabedwe????? Pa Mozambique pomwepa, timalipira, koma you can see the difference ya condition ya misewu yawo just when you cross over pa Dedza pomwepa…. Good and durable roads…. Zathuzo zikamalipiridwa, ndi za ku Blue Night basi! Mxiiiiiii! Adzukamwera za ku City Council, nde mukati za ku misewu?????

Thengo
Thengo
5 years ago
Reply to  Zobanduka

Malawi customs they charge even own cars when they are going out of this country. But in Mozambique it’s doesn’t collect any single fee as they are going out or foreign cars . But moz charges tollfee and insurance only which common. Then yankhulani bwino chifukwa munayenera kudziwa chifukwa chake nchiti aikira fee yo. Yet on every entry or exit cars have been paying 10.000mk while our neibour doesn’t charge .
Nkhaza zimenezo and will broke international business.
Thanks .

Vwavwanyiwa
Vwavwanyiwa
5 years ago

Kodi ndi usd20 per chani? Mwezi, miyezi isano, chaka, kapena muyaya? Or are all TIPs issues for the same maximum period, in which case many of us obviously dont know?

opportunist
opportunist
5 years ago

I support that one. Let it be $50

Jamax
Jamax
5 years ago

Yes good idea this should apply mainly to Mozambique vehicles these guys have no mercy when we go through their country……secondly up to now I for one don’t understand how we come to allow these pipo build the railway line from Mwanza yet they died us access to the Indian Ocean from Nsanje Port……this must be a give and take…whoever accepted this had no love for us Malawians.

me mklnqexw
me mklnqexw
5 years ago

Mukayambile ku Mangochi

Chindele
Chindele
5 years ago

The fee shd be at least $50 $ 20 is too cheap

getrude
getrude
5 years ago

ZACHAMBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kodi a malawi tizatukuka kutifinya pena pali ponse

Kholowa mkabudula
Kholowa mkabudula
5 years ago
Reply to  getrude

It is in every country l believe but the only worry should be the standards of roads that you are paying for and who is going to eat that money.

Wilson Nkwanda
5 years ago
Reply to  getrude

US$20 yachepa kwambiri, (too little) for foreigners put it at US$60. Please more on these foreign road users kuti boma likhale ndi ndalama m’nyumba mwache.

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