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Angola and Namibia in negotiations to create Single Stop Customs Post in Santa Clara

The Minister of Finance, Vera Daves, announced that Angola and Namibia want to create the first One Stop Customs Post near the Santa Clara Border Post. Speaking during the first working meeting of the heads of the ministerial departments that are part of the Coordinated Border Management Committee (CGCF), Vera Daves informed that the negotiations between the two countries are already at an advanced stage.

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The Finance minister took the opportunity to reveal that after the introduction of the post in Santa Clara, Namacunde municipality (Cunene), the aim is to create posts near other borders in the country, referring to Massabi, in Cabinda, and Luvo, in Zaire.

Cited by Angop, Vera Daves said that the project of the Santa Clara post is currently in phase of contributions from institutions in the country that relate to the legislative matter.

The objective of this initiative, according to the minister, is to allocate the necessary funds for the operationalization of the post, through the building of infrastructures and the selection of qualified people.

With the creation of this type of infrastructures, the country aims to achieve the commitments made before international organizations, such as the United Nations Organization, World Trade Organization, among others.

These institutions, according to Angop, advise the adoption of tools that simplify trade, providing customs services with instruments that encourage the creation of partnerships, with a view to improving customs clearance, among others.

"The time has come to make the Coordinated Border Management Committee truly operational, which is why we are holding this working meeting today [Tuesday], to, among other things, approve the rules for its operation and to present and swear in the members of its Central Secretariat," explained the minister.

With this first meeting, the materialization of the committee is put into practice, after about a decade of work around its processes. The schedule of activities for 2021/2022, the committee's operating rules, and the inauguration of the committee's central secretary, Braúlio Fernandes, were the main points of the meeting.