Angola has record customs revenues in 2006

29 January 2007

Luanda, Angola, Jan 29 – Receipts from Angola’s National Customs Directorate (DNA) totaled US$ 1.55 billion in 2006, a year-on-year increase of 44.3 percent, according to a newspaper report.

Jornal de Angola said the record revenues generated by the country’s customs services in 2006 exceeded expectations, following the US$ 1.062 billion generated in 2005.

Revenues from Angola’s customs over the past six years have expanded by 611 percent from US$ 215 million to the current US$ 1.5 billion.

Silvio Burity, director of the DNA, said the success of the service was due to modernization of customs departments at Luanda’s main airport and port, changes in procedures at customs posts in the interior of the country and a national crackdown on tax evasion. (macauhub)