ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Mar 2013

In March 2013, the government of Angola announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Law empowering the executive: law nr. 5/13, official gazette 1st series nr. 84 of 7th May 2013

Journal de Angola, 11 April 2013, 'Bebida importada tem taxa agravada,' http://jornaldeangola.sapo.ao/economia/bebida_importada_tem_taxa_agravada

RNA R?dio Nacional de Angola, 7 April 2013, 'Entrada em vigor da nova pauta aduaneira vai permitir agravar e desagravar algumas taxas,' http://www.rna.ao/canalA/noticias.cgi?ID=71380

TPA Televis?o P?blica de Angola, 22 March 2013, 'Aprovada nova pauta aduaneira,' http://tpa.sapo.ao/noticias/economia/aprovada-nova-pauta-aduaneira

Rede Angola, news item of 30 July 2014: http://www.redeangola.info/imposicao-de-quotas-para-importacao/

Angolahub, news item of 6 September 2013: http://www.angolahub.com/index.php/en/angola-news/1931-new-customs-tariffs-come-into-force-in-january-2014

Bloomberg, news item of 15 May 2013: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-15/angola-plans-customs-levy-changes-to-protect-local-industries.html

Macauhub, news item of 23 November 2012: http://www.macauhub.com.mo/en/2012/11/23/angola-plans-to-restrict-imports-of-alcoholic-and-non-alcoholic-drinks/


Inception date: 01 Mar 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 21 March 2013, the Angolan parliament gave power to the executive to introduce a new tariff schedule (Nova Pauta Aduaneira) which will increase tariffs for various imported goods such as beverages, construction materials (e.g., roof tiles, bricks, and zinc and cement sheets) and primary agricultural goods (e.g., banana, sweet potato, and manioc). Luxury goods such as tobacco, alcoholic beverages, gold jewelry and perfumes are also included and are expected to be taxed with a maximum rate of 81% which includes 50% customs tax, 30% consumption tax, and a 1% tax rate for the National Youth Fund and for the promotion of sports activities. The goal of the mark-ups is to boost and improve domestic consumption and production. The new tariff rates are expected to come into force in 2013.
 
Updates:
On 1 January 2014, Angola introduced new import tariffs in order to boost domestic production. Until 2017, Angola aims to attain self-sufficiency. The taxes for beverages, livestock and agricultural products went up to 50 percent from as high as 30 percent.
 
On 30 July 2014, it was reported that Angola wants to introduce quotas on salt, eggs, hortifructiculture, and drinks by 2015.

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