Goods produced in Angola now require barcodes

9 July 2015

Companies manufacturing in Angola will have to introduce barcodes to enable retail regulators to assess the quality and authenticity of their products, a director of the General Tax Administration (AGT) said in Luanda.

Member of the Board of Directors of the AGT, Hermenegildo Gaspar was speaking at a seminar on digital tax verification and goods tracking systems and noted that the General Tax Administration was seeking solutions to reduce tax evasion, reduce the bureaucracy of revenue collection processes and improve the service provided to the taxpayer.

“Prevention of the informal trade of local and imported products, real-time monitoring of goods from their origin, quality assurance and product integrity and automatic calculation of taxes are effective technological tools,” added Gaspar, cited by Jornal de Angola.

That director also said the solutions considered should be speedy as, he admitted, new technologies play a key role because it is important to have a timely and productive response when checking taxpayer records.

The modernisation of the AGT’s services requires investment in information technologies, Gaspar said.

The General Tax Administration (AGT) resulted from the merger between the National Tax Directorate (DNI), National Customs Service (SNA) and the Executive Project for Tax Reform (PERT). (macauhub/AO)