Angola

WAIVER REQUIREMENTS 

CNCA

Conselho Nacional de Carregadores

The Republic of Angola is a west-coast country of south-central Africa. It is bordered to the East and North by the DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO to the East by ZAMBIA and to the South by NAMIBIA.

Angola CNCA waiver certificate is a mandatory document for all shipments with final destination to Angola.

Angolan Customs Authorities that inspects the import traffic issued the Law asking for CNCA certificate from every cargo to Angola from 28th January 1994.

Ports

LUANDALOBITOSOYO
PORTO AMBOIMNAMIBE 

Documents and Informations required

  • Bill of Lading (Final B/L for validation)
  • Commercial invoice: currency must be mentioned in $ or €.
  • Freight invoice in the same currency (not needed in case the freight charges are mentioned on the commercial invoice)
  • DU document (Documento Único Provisório) provided by importer
  • H.S. Code (8 digits) also mentioned on DU form
  • Imorter his Taxpayer number (as mentioned on his NIF card)
  • Other: Country of origin + ETS + ETA

Additional information

  • A CNCA number cannot be created beforehand. A CNCA number will be available together with the draft CNCA document.
  • It is not needed to mention the CNCA number on the Master Bill of Lading and manifest of the carrier. Once the draft CNCA document is approved an original CNCA document will be printed at the responsible authority.
  • The CNCA document can only be used when it is signed, dated and stamped by the Angolan Authority.
  • In case of a partial shipment the DU document must be signed and stamped by MINCO in Angola.

For the import of vehicles to Angola the following age restrictions apply:

  • Maximum age for light vehicles counting from the first license = 6 years
  • Maximum age for heavy vehicles = 10 years

Procedure

  • Submit the required documents by email or online.
  • You will be sent a draft and an invoice, typically within the same day.
  • Once your payment has been received and you approve the draft, validated certificate be sent.

Timeline

  • Please allow up to 48 hours for the CNCA to be published by CCNC authorities.
  • The authorized person must validate ARC for Angola latest 5 days before the vessel arrives at the destination.

Penalties

  • Shipment arriving without CNCA or false information in the CNCA results in a fine of an amount that is twice of the cost of the CNCA, plus the regulation charge determined by Angola National Port officials.
  • Failing to present a valid CNCA may result in a fine of up to 5000 US Dollars per incident.



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