• Official languages: Portuguese.
  • Geographical location: it is a west-coast country of south-central Africa. It is the seventh-largest country in Africa, bordered by Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Angola has an exclave province, the province of Cabinda that borders the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Administrative divisions: Angola is divided into eighteen provinces (províncias) and 162 municipalities. The municipalities are further divided into 559 communes (townships).
  • Capital: Luanda.
  • Governance: the Angolan government is composed of three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. The executive branch of the government is composed of the President, the Vice-Presidents and the Council of Ministers. The legislative branch comprises a 220-seat unicameral legislature elected from both provincial and nationwide constituencies. Angola is a member state of the United Nations, OPEC, African Union, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, and the Southern African Development Community.
  • Population: 32,87 million.
  • Currency: Kwanza.
  • GDP: $73,3 billion (2021).
  • Time zone: GMT +1.
  • Telephone code: +244.
  • Barcode: +244


Socio-economic situation of the Republic of Angola

As of 2021:

  • Territory – 1246.7 thousand square kilometers;
  • Population – 32.87 million people;
  • GDP – 73.3 billion US dollars;
  • GDP growth – - 1.5%;
  • Imports of goods and services – $ 22.1 billion;
  • Exports of goods and services – $ 31.2 billion;
  • Main export items: oil, ore, diamonds;
  • The main import items are vehicles, machinery and equipment, fuel, food products and consumer goods.

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Trade and economic cooperation of the Republic of Belarus with the Republic of Angola

Dynamics of trade in goods between Belarus and Angola (million US dollars)

































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The most promising export positions of Belarus to the Angolan markets are, first of all, agricultural and quarry equipment, as well as spare parts for them.

The presence of rich diamond mines determines the need to use the equipment of the mining sector.

Due to the critical drought in the south-western territories of Angola, the country is facing the issue of creating an irrigation infrastructure.

Low yields, which are a consequence of dry seasons, are the cause of the plight of a number of local households. Supplies of grain crops, malt, fertilizers, and food products also appear to be potential export positions.

The introduction of high-tech technologies, the creation of the necessary logistics infrastructure, the promotion of renewable energy sources can become reference points on the way of diversification of Belarusian exports to Angola.

Taking into account the high demand for medicines, niches for the promotion of pharmaceutical products remain in the country.

The opportunity to get acquainted with the constituent and other legal documentation of organizations registered in Angola is presented on the website of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Angola at one of the following links: ; ).

Customs tariffs and other useful information about the conditions of access to the Angolan market can be found on the website of the Angolan Tax Service at the following links: /#!/; /#!/servicos-aduaneiros/.

According to the latest World Bank estimates, Angola ranks 177th in the Ease of doing business index. According to researchers, the greatest problems in the implementation of entrepreneurial activities are caused by such areas as access to credit, enforcement of contracts, registration of property, settlement of insolvency and cross-border trade.

In order to effectively interact with Angolan counterparties, there is an objective need to speak Portuguese.

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Company registration rules

The legal regime of commercial activity in Angola is regulated by the Law on Private Investment (port: Lei do Investimento Privado), a number of other legislative and by-laws.

To establish their company on the territory of Angola, the founders need to determine the type of legal entity, reserve the name of the company, pay the appropriate registration fees, issue statutory documents, obtain a taxpayer identification number and a certificate of admission (port: Certificado de Admissibilidade), obtain a commercial certificate and a license to conduct commercial activities.

In order to simplify administrative procedures in Angola, a single window system (port: Guiche Unicode Empresa) was created in terms of the establishment and administration of companies' activities.


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This article has been prepared on the basis of information provided by the National Centre for Marketing and Price Study of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Republic of South Africa, and taken from public sources. The information presented herein is for informative purposes only. In this regard, it may be useful for the companies, which have been working in Angola for a long time, as well as for those, which are going to enter this market. Any questions, feedbacks and comments concerning this article are welcome. All of them will be fully considered and taken into account, if possible. If you have any information that may be interesting and useful for the visitors of this page, please write to us.

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