Angolan importers must apply for quotas by 15 February

6 February 2015

Import companies operating in Angola will have to apply by 15 February to import quotas for more than two dozen products, according to a notice from the Ministry of Trade.

The ministerial notice stated that the Executive Import Quotas Programme had cancelled the regular licensing of imports of a total of 27 products.

In terms of the products included in the basic basket of goods the measure will affect imports of cooking oil, corn flour, wheat flour, salt, sugar and rice.

For vegetables, the application of the quota system required by Angolan importers includes garlic, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage, corn and cassava, while fruits covered include imports of mango, banana and pineapple.

Beverages, a sector worth about 200 million euros a year, applications for the 2015 quota system, open until 15 February, cover water, soft drinks, beers, juices and nectars.

The batch of products subject to this quota system, led by the Angolan Centre for Business Entrepreneurship also include eggs, meat, chicken, fish, cement and bricks.

The government of Angola decreed in January a maximum import quota on the basic basket of goods for 2015 of around 2 million tons. (macauhub/AO)