Director of metal working company calls for introduction of measures to protect industry in Angola

4 May 2011

Luanda, Angola, 4 May – The director of Angolan metal working company Metalúrgica de Viana, Manuel Magalhães, Tuesday in Luanda called for an intermediary body for Angolan industry to be set up to defend domestic production against imports.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop about the 2012 version of the customs list, which is currently being updated, Magalhães said that the activities of the intermediary body would be based on the country’s strategic interests, and focused on the development of a competitive national manufacturing industry.

He said that the actions of the intermediary body should have an immediate effect, particularly for imports that required defence measures and in cases in which national industry was affected by dumping.

The 2012 version of the Customs List, which is currently open to alteration proposals, is due to be approved by the National Assembly this year. (macauhub)