Angola sets quotas for imports of the basic basket of goods

28 January 2015

The government of Angola has set a maximum quota for the import of products included in the basic basket of goods in 2015 at around 2 million tons, including cooking oil, flour, rice and sugar, according to a joint executive decree dated 23 January.

The decree, signed by the Ministers of Finance, Agriculture, Fisheries, Industry, Commerce and Transport, together with the National Bank of Angola, aims to “ensure food and nutritional security of the people” and take regulatory measures which ensure domestic supply of over 60 percent of national consumption.

The document set for the entire 2015 year a general import quota of 2.04 million tons of the basic basket products split amongst cooking oil (334,000 tons), corn meal (99,000), wheat flour (688,000) salt (100,000), rice (457,000) and sugar (367 438).

The same decree sets a general import quota of soft drinks and beverages for this year of 950 000 hectolitres spread over waters (150,000 hectolitres), soft drinks (200,000), beer (400,000) and juice (200,000).

It also set a limit on the import of eggs, of 156 million units in 2015.

Finally, in fruit and vegetables, the import quota is set at 184,500 tons, distributed by potatoes (70,000 tons), garlic (14,500) and onions (100,000). (macauhub/AO)