What is a CNCA Certification?

Angola CNCA is a shipping certificate issued by the Angola Shippers Council (CNCA) based on shipping documents specifying the type and quantity of cargo, freight and value of goods, and shipping details (container details, port, and dates of loading and unloading). , etc.).

The CNCA is issued for each Bill of Lading and has a unique number only for that particular carriage / Bill of Lading; therefore, each Bill of Lading requires its own CNCA certificate/number.

Why is ARCCLA / CNCA Cargo Tracking Note Required for Angola?

CNCA or any loading certificate informs the port authorities of the arrival date and quantity of the cargo, thus enabling the authorities to prepare for the unloading operations in advance.

CNCA also prevents corruption by specifying the actual price of the imported goods and transmitting the following transport documents shortly after loading the cargo, assuring the authorities that all transport documents are genuine and in order.

Why should you obtain an Angola CTN Certificate for your shipments?

Without the CNCA document, the cargo cannot be cleared from customs, and there will be a penalty in addition to the demurrage costs incurred until a valid CNCA document is presented at customs.

What Documents Are Required for CNCA and ARC Waiver?

Original Bill of Lading / Bill of Lading, Commercial Invoice (showing the HS Codes for each item), packing list, Angola loading certificate issued in the country of shipment, Import license, and phytosanitary certificate for certain types of cargo.

  • Original Bill of Lading / Bill of Lading
  • Commercial Invoice (shows HS Codes for each item)
  • Freight Invoice (unless the freight value is specified on the commercial invoice)
  • Packing list
  • Angola Loading Certificate issued in the country of shipment
  • Import license
  • The Phytosanitary Certificate varies according to the type of load.

Notice: You can cancel the process anytime during the CTN Application.

Things to consider while shipping to Angola

  • While most Cargo Tracking Notes are digital certificates provided via email, Angolan shipments require a hard copy of the certificate to be presented at customs clearance.
  • It should be noted that the CNCA process is approximately one of the most time-consuming procedures. 96 hours for compliance with certification and shipping documents.
  • The CNCA certificate is issued based on the transport documents available online, and there is no need for a physical inspection of the cargo.
  • All goods exported to Angola must be labeled in Portuguese, stating the list of ingredients, expiration dates, quantity, production batch, name and address of the manufacturer and seller, and country of origin.

Regulatory Guidelines for Vehicle Importation in Angola

Per Angolan Government regulations, importers must secure a vehicle authorization letter from the ANTT (Agencia Nacional dos Transportes Terrestres) for importing vehicles into Angola. This rule applies to both new and pre-owned vehicles, where light vehicles should be no more than 5 years old and heavy vehicles should be no more than 8 years old.

Angola’s import volume

Angola’s import volume was announced as approx. 19.5 billion dollars.

Angola TradeLastPreviousHighestLowestUnit 
Balance of Trade5920.104021.7042932.00958.33Million Dollars[+]
Current Account to GDP1894.107502.0013853.30-10272.80Million Dollars[+]
Current Account7.00-0.5022.10-28.10Percentage[+]
Imports3126.504706.4022659,902971.53Million Dollars[+]
Exports9046.608728.2063913.905317.98Million Dollars[+]
Capital Flows-1296.90-6233.406927.30-9017.60Million Dollars[+]
Crude Oil Production1273.001391,002030.00503.00BBL/D/1K[+]
Terrorism Index3.784.476.350.00 [+]
Gold Reserves19.0719.1020.038.80Ton[+]
Foreign Direct Investment6245.657650.0016581.00105.00Million Dollars[+]
External Debt47553.8046981.7047553.807594.83Million Dollars[+]

Angola’s Export volume

Angola’s export volume was announced as approx. 33.07 billion dollars.

Angola TicaretiLastPreviousHighestLowestUnit 
Balance of Trade5920.104021.7042932.00958.33USD Million[+]
Current Account to GDP1894.107502.0013853.30-10272.80USD Million[+]
Current Account7.00-0.5022.10-28.10percent of GDP[+]
Imports3126.504706.4022659,902971.53USD Million[+]
Exports9046.608728.2063913.905317.98USD Million[+]
Capital Flows-1296.90-6233.406927.30-9017.60USD Million[+]
Crude Oil Production1273.001391,002030.00503.00BBL/D/1K[+]
Terrorism Index3.784.476.350.00 [+]
Gold Reserves19.0719.1020.038.80Tonnes[+]
Foreign Direct Investment6245.657650.0016581.00105.00USD Million[+]
External Debt47553.8046981.7047553.807594.83USD Million[+]

Which products are prohibited from being imported into Angola?

  • Animals and animal by-products from areas affected by epidemics and plants in areas affected by the epiphytic disease.
  • Some distilled beverages, pornography, and slot machines.
  • We do not provide ECTN certificates for any illegal product or equipment.
  • Vehicles older than 6 years from the date of manufacture, and industrial vehicles and transport equipment for more than 10 people if older than 10 years.
  • Biotechnology products include antibiotics, vaccines, genetically modified organisms, transgenic plants, beverages, etc.
  • Food products if the goods are poorly packed/canned.
  • Used batteries and accumulators
  • Used tires.

What are the most imported goods in Angola?

The most exported products to Angola are industrial machinery, iron and steel, metals, chemical products, rubber, beverages and dairy products. The countries from which Angola is mostly imported are China, Portugal, Brazil, South Africa, Republic of Congo.

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