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    Regime OF IMPORTATION

The generality of the goods can be freely imported, with exception of the forbidden ones (some nourishing genres and harmful medicines to the public health, among others) or the ones dependent of previous consent of the competent authorities, such as: live animals and products of animal origin; weapons and the ammunition; pharmaceutical products and medicines.

In the sequence of the extinguishing of the Bulletins of Importation Register  (BRI) and  Exportation (BRE) and of the creation, in substitution, of the Registers of Entrance (REM) and Exit (RSM) of Merchandises, the licensing of the operations of external commerce was eliminated. On the other hand, the obligatoriness of register of the same ones was created, with the purpose to collect elements that allow the elaboration of statistics, nominated in whom it respects to the identification of the importers and exporters and to the type of carried through operations.

The transactions of good for Angola whose value is equal or superior USD 5.000,00, the expedition of groups of merchandises, independently of its value and the partial embarkation of products, of inferior or equal value FOB USD 5.000,00 (if the total value of the embarkation reaches or to exceeds such sum), are obligatorily subject of pre-embarkation Inspection.

The accomplishment of the inspection is of the responsibility of the BIVAC INTERNATIONAL and understands the verification of the quality, amount, tariff classification, comparison of prices and indication of the value of the merchandises for customs ends on which the corresponding rights and taxes will happen.

This process begins with the order made to BIVAC, under petition of the importer, for the accomplishment of the inspection, having to be submitted the following documents: invoice pro-form, purchase order, lists of packing and prices and, still, the letter of credit and contract or any another document that the above organism considers necessary.

After the inspection, two situations may occur:

  • The BIVAC, in the country of expedition, stamp an adhesive of security in the commercial invoice, with the number and the date of the Certificate of Verification CRF ("Clean Report of Findings"), which estimates that all requirements demanded for the effect had been fulfilled;

  • If the BIVAC understands that some of the analyzed parameters are not in agreement, emits one Certified of Not Conformity NIR ("Negotiable Inspection Report").

The process of customs forwarding was simplified with the introduction of the "Unique Document"  (DU), that aims to simplify the customs procedures and to reduce the time to pay the duties of the merchandises. This document was introduced, in a first phase, at the cargo terminal of the Airport of Luanda and later widened to the Port of Luanda. In November of 2002, in order to speed up the customs process, it was created the Customs Warehouse of Angola, which treats, mainly, of the alimentary products. The Angolan Customs Guideline is based on the Harmonized System of Designation and
Codification of Merchandises (SH). The " ad-valorem " applicable rights to the imported products, independently of its origination, vary between 2% and 35%, in accordance with the classification of the itself (indispensable, necessary, useful, superfluous and of luxury).

Beyond the customs impositions, it also take place the payment of other taxes, such as the Tax of Consumption (it varies between 5% and 50%), Stamp Tax (0.5%),General  Fees (2%),Dispatchers  Honoraries (incident on the value of the products) and the Tax of Linking to the Wharf (referring to the permanence of the containers in the wharf).
 

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