Angola government’s restrictions on goods imports stimulate local production
26-08-2020 09:07:00 | by: Bob Koigi | hits: 1944 | Tags:

Angola government's initiative to restrict imports of consumer goods, using national treasury currencies, will enhance and stimulate local production, considered in Lubango, the president of the Commercial and Agricultural Association Industrial (AAPICIL) of Huíla, Paulo Gaspar.

The measure is expressed in Presidential Decree 126/20 of 5 May, which revokes the 75/17 of Exports and Imports, as this legislation appears to regulate the new procedures in terms of gender, whose priority falls to the national production.

According to him, it is a measure that does not prohibit the import of products from the basic basket, but rather redefines the profile of the importer and protects domestic production.

Speaking to the press, the businessman stressed that for some time they have been debating the issue, as there was a need to better protect local production, with an emphasis on products that already have capacity and their production is done regularly and in considerable quantities. in the country.

This is an assumption that, in your opinion, in addition to boosting local producers will help them to produce more, internal demand will be greater, making all production have a market to be consumed.

He also indicated that the government's position comes at a time when it is necessary to support the peasants more, to encourage and stimulate them to produce more and more and with quality, for the market.

However, the president of AAPCIL considered that one of the major impasses for the failure of national production is the access routes for the flow of production, although there is some work for the recovery of secondary and tertiary roads, so he suggested the introduction of the main roads. railways in the production transport chain.

On the other hand, he stated that it is important to think about a logistical network for the disposal of products from the field, since some are produced in phases and it is necessary to keep them to be used in periods of scarcity.

The measure now approved by the government gives primacy, in imports, to products not produced domestically or whose production is insufficient to cover demand, paving the way for, in the near future, to stop importing products in which the country is self-sufficient.