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On 18 August 2014, the government of Mozambique adopted the new Mining Law (Law. no. 20/2014) which came into force on the same day and replaces the previous mining law from 2002.
The new legislation is based the government's 2013 Policy and Strategy for Mineral Resources (Resolution no. 89/2013). The strategy puts an emphasis on local ownership and sustainability, but also wants to assure international investors.
Local Content Requirements
As for the amendments with an impact on trade, it is mainly the implementation of localization requirements that discriminate against foreign trade partners:
New legal frameworks
The new Mining Law is closely linked to other new laws, such as the Mining Tax Law and the Petroleum Law. The latter covers hydrocarbons (gas and oil) which have been deliberately excluded in the new Mining Law. For the Petroleum Law, please consult measure no. 10034 under Related Measures.
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