Portuguese government to set up distribution center in Angola – ICEP

23 January 2006

Porto, Portugal, 23 Jan – The Portuguese government is planning to set up a “large distribution center” for Portuguese products in Angola in order to support companies that wish to do business in that West African market, spokesman for the Portuguese export association, ICEP said in Porto Saturday.

Carlos Sá Faria, speaking on behalf of the ICEP president, said that in February more details about the distribution center in the Angolan capital of Luanda would be given after a partnership project was presented to companies and business associations.

According to Sá Faria the project is considered to be a priority and would be developed further until March when a “government and business mission to Angola” would take place.

Sá Faria spoke at a business debate on the theme of, “China, Angola, Spain: threats or opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises.”

He declined to comment on further details about the logistics hub to be set up in Angola and to reply to a question from one of the participants in the debate about including small and medium-sized business delegates in the prime minister’s entourage, but said that the “Portuguese Small and Medium-Sized business association would certainly be included in the business partnership project.”

ICEP Portugal has also said it is negotiating with Portuguese groups Sonae, Amorim and Espírito Santo, among others, to be involved in creating a distribution center for Portuguese products in China.(macauhub)