“Made in Angola” programme officially launches Friday in Luanda

17 May 2012

The logo for the “Made in Angola” programme will be presented Friday in Luanda by the Angolan Economy Ministry, with the aim of developing an image and brand for Angolan products and services, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

The logo will be placed on packaging of consumer goods and on the external communications of companies that join the programme.

Economy ministry consultant, Licínio Contreiras, told Angop that of a total of 70 companies invited to take part in the first phase of this campaign 45 had said yes, including vegetable oil manufacturer Indústria Angolana de Óleos Vegetais (Induve), oil company Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola (Sonangol) and the BCI and BAI banks.

Contreiras also said that the “Made in Angola” programme aimed to encourage consumption of Angolan products rather than imported ones and to encourage Angolan companies “to produce increasingly more and better.”

Applications to take part in the programme must be in line with excellence criteria and solidity of the company, which must be up to date with its taxes and social security payments.

Under the terms of the programme associates must pay an annual fee, starting at US$250 for micro companies with turnover of up to US$250,000 per year and a maximum amount of US$2,500 for large companies with turnover of more than US$10 million. (macauhub)