Market Reports/Tariffs
Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods


Import Tariffs
Market Information

Last updated on 07/18/2012

If you have any questions about the following information, please contact Maria D'Andrea-Yothers at the U.S. Department of Commerce- Office of Textiles and Apparel at 202-482-4058 or click here for e-mail access.

**The following information is provided only as a guide and should be confirmed with the proper authorities before embarking on any export activities.**

Import Tariffs - Angola
Import tariffs are based on the c.i.f. (cost, insurance, freight) value of goods at the point of entry.

Angola: Tariffs (percent ad valorem) for Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods
HS Chapter/Subheading
Tariff Rate Range (%)
2 - 10
2 - 20
-other vegetable fiber
-man-made fiber
Woven Fabric
-other vegetable fiber
-man-made fiber
Knit Fabric
Non Woven Fabric
Industrial Fabric
2 - 10
Home Furnishings
including: bed, bath, kitchen linens, etc.


Travel Goods



2- 10


The complete harmonized tariff schedule and more detailed tariff information may be found on the Republica de Angola Ministerio das Financas website. See also, the Current Situation of Schedules of Members on the World Trade Organization website.

Additional Import Taxes and Fees--All imports are subject to the consumption tax (imposto de consume) or value added tax (VAT), which ranges from 2-30 percent, applied on the c.i.f. value plus duty. Additional fees collected at port include clearing costs (2 percent of declared value), revenue stamp (0.5 percent), port charges ($500/20 foot container or $850/40 foot container), and port storage fees (free for the first 15 days, then $20/20 foot container or $40/40 foot container).

Sales to the Angolan government are duty free..

Other Fees:
General Customs fee: 2 percent
Brokerage Fee: 2 percent average, not to exceed 4 percent
Terminal Handling Port Fees up to $764 per 40’ container
Stamp Duty: 1 percent
Consumption Tax: In addition to these import taxes, a consumption tax is imposed on all products sold in Angola, the majority at a rate of 2 to 30 percent. Consumption tax levels depend on the product with most accessed at 10 percent
Demurrage Fees: There is no charge for demurrage costs for the first 15 days, nor terminal storage fees for the first 5 days after delivery to port. After this time, as of this publication, rates are $25/day for demurrage and $120/day for terminal storage for a 40’ container.

Samples--The temporary entry of goods or equipment into Angola is permitted for up to 12 months, renewable for up to 12 additional months. A deposit of 100 percent of the duties and taxes to be paid on the declared value of the goods temporarily entering Angola must be provided to Customs at the time of entry. This deposit may be waived when accompanied by a formal letter from the Ministry of Foreign Relations (Ministério das Relações Exteriores). Regulations state that Angolan Customs refunds this deposit within three months after the temporarily imported goods are exported from Angola. Samples or other goods imported for promotion and not commercial sale require import licenses from Customs (Administração Geral Tributária (AGT) (General Tax Administration) Click on Alfândegas (customs)).

If importing for a trade show, the importer should provide a letter from the organizer verifying participation in the event in addition to the documents required for regular importation. Pre-shipment inspection may be required. The deposit can be waived for official trade shows with a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Relations.

Carnets are not accepted in Angola.

If your product is primarily made in the U.S. of U.S. originating components it may qualify for duty-free entry into countries with which the U.S. has a free trade agreement (FTA). The U.S. currently has FTAs with the following countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru, Singapore and South Korea. See the FTA Tariff Tool, to determine the duty-free status or reduced duties that apply to products eligible under these free trade agreements.

Additional resources for tariff information:

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Import Documentation/Procedures (Angola)

No specific information is available.

For more information on local customs rules and regulations:
Administração Geral Tributária (AGT) -General Tax Administration

For information on common export documents, such as transportation documents, export compliance documents, certificates of origin, certificates for shipments of specific goods, temporary shipment documents, and other export-related documents, see the webpage on Common Export Documents.

For country-specific information on import procedures and documentation requirements, see the
Country Commercial Guides (CCG) on the website.

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Import Restrictions (Angola)
No information is currently available on any bans, quotas, or other restrictions.
U.S. Export Restrictions:

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, and international narcotics traffickers and their agents in accordance with U.S. foreign policy and national security goals. The OFAC website includes summaries of sanctions programs for various countries and the “Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons” (SDNs) list of entities and individuals with whom U.S. persons may not conduct business and whose property must be blocked if under the control of a U.S. person.

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the U.S. Department of Commerce is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which regulate the export and re-export of most commercial items. BIS maintains the Denied Persons List, which consists of individuals, and companies that have been denied export and re-export privileges by BIS, and the Entity List, which consists of foreign end users who pose an unacceptable risk of diverting U.S. exports and the technology they contain to alternate destinations for the development of weapons of mass destruction
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Standards - Angola
No specific information is available.

Local standards organization and other resources:
Instituto Angolano de Normalização e Qualidade (IANORQ) (Angolan Institute for Standardization and Quality)

The National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce provides information on U.S. and foreign standards, technical regulations, and conformity assessment procedures for non-agricultural products. NCSCI staff responds to requests for information by identifying relevant standards and regulations, and by referral to the appropriate standards-developers or private-sector organizations. Under copyright restrictions, NCSCI cannot provide copies of standards, but NCSCI does provide sources for accessing standards.

Notify U.S. - Member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to report to the WTO all proposed technical regulations that could affect trade with other Member countries. Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail subscription service that offers U.S. companies an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that may affect their access to international markets.

Additional resources:

Examples of voluntary formaldehyde labeling programs

American Apparel and Footwear Association's Restricted Substances List

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

ASTM International

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

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Labeling - Angola

No specific information is available.

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Market Information - Angola

No specific information is available.

U.S. companies may contact the U.S. Commercial Service for information and personalized counseling at every step of the exporting process. Find a U.S. Export Assistance Centers near you.

For information on protecting trademarks, designs, patents and copyrights, see the STOPFAKES.GOV website. STOPFAKES.GOV is dedicated to helping U.S. companies protect their innovations and safely market their products at home and overseas. Find guidance and resources on how to register your company's intellectual property and protect it from counterfeiting and piracy. Also find IPR toolkits for select countries, as well as other country-specific information.

For information on selling to foreign governments, see the Global Procurement Opportunities website.

Other sources for market information and data:
OTEXA Export Market Report (U.S. export data for textiles, apparel, footwear and travel goods)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service

U.S. Department of State - U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions

U.S. Office of the Trade Representative

Local Industry and Trade Associations

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