Angolan Trade Minister in Lisbon to promote new export rules

30 May 2006

Lisbon, Portugal, 30 May – Angola’s Minister of Trade, Joaquim Icuma Muafuma, is visiting Lisbon Tuesday to take part in a conference to promote the new export rules to his country, which will also be attended by Portugal’s Economy Minister.

The seminar entitled “Export to Angola have New Rules,” organized by the Portuguese-Angolan Chamber of Industry and Commerce Portugal (CCIPA), will discuss the new requirements to be fulfilled by companies that export to Angola and operators that have permission to work as exporting companies.

The event is supported by Angola’s Trade Ministry and National Customs Directorate and, on Portugal’s side, by export promotion agency, ICEP.

Speakers at the conference will include Angola’s Trade Minister and Portugal’s Economy and Innovation Minister, Manuel Pinho, as well as Portugal’s secretary of state for cooperation, João Gomes Cravinho.

Amopngst the companies making presentations at the event are Bivac Internacional, the law firm Miranda, Correia, Amendoeira e Associados, Clarke Modet, insurance company COSEC – Companhia de Seguros e Crédito, Rangel Transitários, Microfil as well as Portuguese bank BPI, which controls Angolan bank Fomento, which will speak on the recently launched credit line for exports to Angola.

The event will also serve to award the “Top Ten” most important Portuguese exporters to Angola in 2005. (macauhub)