Replacement of imports in Angola depends on internal competitiveness

22 November 2017

Angola plans to replace the import of construction materials through the use of its national productive capacity, only when its products are competitive in terms of quality and price, said on Tuesday in Luanda the minister of Industry, Bernarda Martins.

“The promotion of Angolan exports is an orientation of government which is threatened by the lack of competitiveness of domestic industry which, moreover, is an impediment to the creation of an entrepreneurial culture,” said the minister, according to Angolan state news agency Angop.

Industrial competitiveness depends heavily on its legislative framework and the rules and applicable procedures, including the systems of licensing, industrial quality, standardisation, certification, the guarantee of protection of intellectual and industrial property and the effective functioning of industrial inspection.

Speaking at the opening of the 2nd Seminar of the Association of Industries of Construction Materials of Angola, the Minister stressed that the mid -term plan of the government, whose term runs from October 2017 to March 2018, makes reference to the production of building materials.

The meeting covered standardisation and quality and the rules and regulations for construction, and guests attended presentations by the Angolan Institute for Standardisation and Quality and the Angolan Engineering Laboratory. (macauhub)