The National Shippers’ Council (ARCCLA) under its duties of monitoring and analyzing the process of importing goods, centralizing the collection, treatment and interpretation of information and statistics related to international maritime transport and trade operations, intends to improve and to increase the scope and quality of the collection, preparation and dissemination of the relevant information, also aiming at stricter control of the cargo flow bound for national ports.
It serves the present information to make known that the ARCCLA sent to its Agents outside the country, with the aim of making the collection of information on the goods to be imported more concrete and objective, a circular with new procedures to be adopted in the process of issuing of Shipment Certificates, which we attach to this information.
One of the main reasons for the decision taken is the lack of concrete and extensive information on the Shipment Certificate, which has, in some cases, not been registered, resulting in the type, quantity and value of the goods to be imported, remaining in register only the generic information contained in the BL. It was also intended with this measure, to adopt the procedure of using uniform language worldwide with regard to information on the nature of goods (Tariff Codes), a usual tool of other organizations such as the National Customs Service (SNA) , Ministry of Commerce (MINCO) and Official Customs Brokers, falling within the common plan of interconnection and exchange of data in foreign trade operations, between the competent public bodies.
With the implementation of the measures in question, the ARCCLA Management also aims to put an end to the misalignment and disparity in statistical information, which prevails between the ARCCLA and the SNA, the reason for several meetings between technicians from both institutions.
In summary, we inform that it is our intention to associate the Bill of Lading, a commercial invoice and a form that details above all the weight, nature, quantity of goods to the process of issuing Certificates of Shipment. and their tariff codes.
Observing the aforementioned form, it is easily concluded that only basic information about the goods is sought, information that was already provided, in most cases, by several forwarders, and this time, it should be added with other data necessary for better and more rigorous control of incoming cargo flow.
Aware of its responsibilities towards its partners, ARCCLA developed a tool to facilitate the classification of goods, those interested in importing or exporting goods to Angola, by sea, can use the tables that are provided and the form for issuing the respective Certificate of Shipment through our website bnf-angola customs tariff, and on cnc-angola customs tariff.
Thus, a version of the customs tariff will be made available to everyone on the web site, with the help of artificial intelligence mechanisms, which will serve as a support for all interested parties, as well as being possible to complete and send, without burden to highlight, of this form to our Agents.
Thus, the National Council of Porters, can achieve, in the first line, with this work procedure, more dynamism and rigor in its activity, aiming at greater efficiency in the monitoring and analysis of import processes, as well as improvements in the control of import operations. international maritime trade and transport, according to its organic status.
We also underline that these measures do not intend to cause any kind of constraint in the activity of the players in this process of maritime transport, nor even to create extra reasons for the adoption of charges that could have negative consequences for the final consumer. It is only intended, however, to offer greater coverage and improvements in the quality of a public service that is increasingly more efficient.
The ARCCLA is available to provide any type of support and assistance on this matter and others within the scope of its intervention.