The Tobacco Control Commission is responsible for registering and licensing of all the players in Tobacco industry. These players are registered and licensed according to what they do and what the mandate given to TCC says.
Some of the players that are registered and licensed by TCC are; Grower Associations, Commercial Graders, Tobacco Buyers and the Tobacco Growers.
The past few years the Malawi Tobacco industry has seen a hike in Non-Tobacco Related Material (NTRM) in bales sold at auction. NTRM in form of plastic, feathers, eggs, sand and metals has been on the rise in recent years.
In reaction to this, Malawi's Tobacco industry has embarked on zero-tolerance to unclean tobacco whether intentional or due to mishandling.
The recently sworn in President Joyce Banda made a suprise visit to the Tobacco Auction Floors at Kanengo, Lilongwe. Arriving on location the president was walked through the floors and many other parts of AHL offices.