Nearly 900 products from 91 micro, small and medium-sized companies currently brandish the “Made in Angola” seal, a government project launched about five years ago to encourage consumption of Angolan products, according to official figures for May.
The figures, cited by state newspaper Jornal de Angola, showed that in the last 12 months seven more companies joined the government programme, adding 194 products of certified origin.
The coordinator of the “Made in Angola” programme, Ana Celeste, said some time ago that the number of applications continued to increase, but that not all companies met the requirements, taking into account the requirement for at least 50% National Added Value.
“Some companies import products and limit themselves to packaging them, so they cannot be considered national, or rather they are not made in Angola,” Celeste said.
Angolan brick factory Cerâmica Industrial e Comercial, owned by the Portuguese group Recer, which has been operating since 2013 in Luanda, following a private investment of US$30 million, is one of the companies that uses the official “Made in Angola” seal.
The Recer factory extracts raw material (clay and sand), employs 50 Angolan workers and sells the bricks produced in several of the country’s provinces, with a National Added Value of 90%. (macauhub)