Angola simplifies industrial permit process

21 July 2017

The Angolan Ministry of Industry on Thursday in Luanda presented the new System of Industrial Licensing via Web (SILAI), which will facilitate the process of obtaining an industrial permit in 10 working days, compared to 30 days currently.

SILAI is intended to eliminate barriers, reduce waiting time and costs in issuing documents by simplifying the licensing process for Angolan industrial activity.

The Minister of Industry, Bernarda Martins said the computer platform has been available throughout Angola since 18 July allowing interested parties to apply for a license through the website.

Economy Minister Abraão Gourgel said SILAI is a very important step for improving the business environment in Angola because it will facilitate business for entrepreneurs and improve the image of the country with a view to attracting foreign investment. (macauhub)