Angolan national trading operators are debating since Tuesday in Luanda the Rules of Origin of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), under the movement of goods in the region.

A press release from the national General Tax Administration (AGT), the organizer of the event, indicates that for two days the country will discuss the SADC regional integration and its Trade Protocol.

The meeting will also look at the legal basis of the SADC Rules of Origin, its definition, Specifications of SADC Certificate of Origin, the Criterion, among other related issues.

The event is also analyzing the criteria that an exporter needs to fulfill under the SADC Agreement on the Rules of Origin, offenses and penalties.

Rules of Origin are criteria chosen by countries or regional blocks to characterize the origin of the goods.

In order to benefit from preferential treatment on the SADC market, all goods should comply with the rules of origin under the SADC Trade Protocol and must be accompanied by a valid SADC certificate of origin.

SADC, a regional body established in 1992, is made up of Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/



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