The Tobacco Commission

Our Tobacco, Our Economy.

Our Mission

To provide regulatory services to promote tobacco production and marketing systems in a transparent and environmentally friendly manner using modern technologies.


Have a look at some of the services we offer.

Registration and Licensing

We register and license all players that are involved in the tobacco value chain in Malawi. These are growers, hessian scheme operators, graders, transporters, buyers and floor operators.

Contract Vetting

We review contracts that buying companies and tobacco growers enter into…

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We promote Malawi tobacco on the international stage. Among others, we achieve…

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Sales Management

We lead the industry in coming up with recommendations…

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Every year, we lead the industry in conducting crop estimates surveys that help…

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The Tobacco Commission (TC) was created by Government with the mandate to regulate the production and marketing of tobacco in Malawi as set out in the Tobacco Industry Act No.10 of 2019.

As a statutory corporate body, the Commission subscribes to the principles of good corporate governance, openness, integrity and accountability, which are fundamental foundations on which effective organizations are built. The Commission falls under the Ministry of Agriculture. The Commission is driven by a Board of Commissioners which provides guidance on policy matters, and a Management team that runs the day-today affairs of the institution. Management is led by the Chief Executive Officer.

Our Stakeholders


Commission awarded

Commission awarded

The Tobacco Commission has been awarded by the Employers Consultative Association of Malawi as 2022 Employer of the...

New tobacco buyer on the scene

New tobacco buyer on the scene

One more buying company, Hail & Cotton, has been licensed to buy tobacco in the 2023 selling season bringing the...