Malawi is ineligible for an extension and is suspended effective 16 October. In accordance with the EITI Standard, the suspension will be lifted if the EITI Board is satisfied that the outstanding EITI Report is published within six months of the deadline (i.e. by 31 December 2019). If the outstanding EITI Report is not published by 31 December 2019, the suspension will remain in force until the EITI Board is satisfied that the country has met requirement 4.8 (i.e., published an EITI Report covering data no older than the second to last complete accounting period). As per previous practice, the Implementation Committee recommends that the suspension is not enforced if the EITI Report is published prior to the Board taking a decision.