Inspection of goods entering Angola costs a minimum of US$230

22 August 2006

Luanda, Angola, 22 Aug – The pre-inspection of goods entering the Angolan market will have a minimum cost of US$230, said the assistant director of Bivac Internacional, Raquel Costa, on the sidelines of a meeting held in Luanda to explain the new law.

Quoted by Angolan news agency Angpop, Raquel Costam whose company is one of the companies licensed to carry out pre-departure inspections, said that with the new law for inspections, the costs of which have so far been borne by the Angolan customs authorities, costs would be taken on by importers.

Under the terms of the law approved in a Council of Ministers a large number of goods must be inspected before they are dispatched in order for their price, quality, quantity, technical, commercial and sanitary characteristics to be verified.

Products on the list requiring pre-departure inspection include, second-hand vehicles as well as other land vehicles, used engines and accessories, live animals, meat, fish, milk and dairy products, live plants, seeds, fruit, cereals, sugar, alcoholic drinks, tobacco, chemical and pharmaceutical products and toys. (macauhub)