Angola joins the European Union’s REX System

11 September 2018

In July 2018 Angola joined the Registered Exporter System (REX), a mechanism for certification of origin of goods that allows Angolan companies to export to the European market under preferential conditions, state newspaper Jornal de Angola reported.

A report presented to the Consultative Council of the Ministry of Trade held in June in Ndalatando said Angolan was due to join the system soon, which was confirmed by the Deputy Head of Co-operation of the European Union Representation in Angola.

Marta Brites confirmed the country was joining the system and said that it was in the interest of Angola and Angolan producers to join the REX System “to facilitate exports to our market.”

The diplomat noted that previously Angola only exported oil to the European single market, “while nowadays it is betting on the diversification of product supply, with the REX System taking on enormous importance for the socio-economic development of the country.”

“Any country interested in exporting goods to the European market must join the REX System,” said Brites.

The Registered Exporter System, or REX System, is the system of certification of origin of the goods that has been applied to the Generalised System of Preferences of the European Union since 1 January 2017.

This system is based on the principle of self-certification by economic operators who, in order to be able to issue certificates, have to be registered in a database kept by the competent authorities. (macauhub)

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