The revenue of the Angolan Customs Department in the year 2018 reached 451.7 billion kwanzas, thus recording an increase of 43.8 per cent in relation to the year 2017.
The information was given last Tuesday, in Luanda, by the director of the National Tax Agency (AGT), José Dinis Dungo, who spoke at the opening of a tripartite meeting of the Customs sectors of Angola, DR Congo and Zambia.
José Dinis Dungo explained that the increase in Customs revenue results from the work done by the AGT at the terrestrial borders and in its 36 delegations spread throughout the country.
Having into account the growing volume of commercial exchanges among African countries, José Dinis Dungo deemed it paramount to share experiences and initiatives, with a view strengthening the collaboration at the level of the common borders, which should include the construction of new Customs infrastructures at the frontiers.
“(…) It is important to improve the connection of computer systems, improve patrolling and, consequently, achieve the collection of major customs duties and other (legal) impositions, through the close co-operation among the customs administrations”, explained the AGT technician.
The tripartite meeting, which will happen until February 15, was marked by the absence of the representative of DR Congo in the first day.