A bar code system to identify domestic products will be introduced in Angola in the first quarter of 2020, said on Wednesday in Luanda the Secretary of State for the economy, Sérgio Santos.
The Secretary of State, who was speaking at the 3rd Ordinary General Meeting of the Angolan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIA) which ended with the election of its new boards, said that the introduction of this measure would largely resolve the problems that the business community is facing.
The introduction of bar codes, according to Sérgio Santos, will be led by the CCIA, as the institution in charge of the matter and which has challenged its managers to implement the project.
Santos recalled that internationally bar codes area created by Global Standard Adwane, which represents an association and non-profit organisation, “hence the need for the steps be taken by an entrepreneurial association in the country,” he explained.
“The Chamber’s historic position in representing employers and their unions has given it a role in promoting business and, with other associations, in attracting foreign investment through partnerships,” said Santos describing the government’s expectations in relation to the CCIA, cited by the Jornal de Angola newspaper.
Founded in November 1988 with 40 companies, the Angolan Chamber of Commerce and Industry currently represents more than 500 companies and associations.