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Angola to impose quotas on food, drink imports
Release time:2015-01-15
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Angola is planning to impose a quota system on imports of food and beverages from the year 2015. The system will include products for which domestic production is already able to cover over 60 percent of national demand, newspaper Jornal de Angola reports.

The Ministry of Trade, Rosa Pacavira, made the announcement on Monday in Luanda, capital of the African country.

The move aims to provide support to domestic production and diversify Angola’s oil-dependent economy.

“The quota system will protect domestic production and prevent monopolistic practices,” the newspaper quoted Ms Pacavira as saying.

The Angolan Government had already announced last year it was studying the imposition of a quota system on imports of food and drinks.

The new measures will favour bulk imports, which are lower in added value, instead of pre-packed goods, Ms Pacavira said.