1525 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 293-7146
Fax: (202) 835-0245
Phone: (202) 293-7146 ext 230
Hours of Operation
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Monday - Friday: 9am - 1pm
Except USA holidays and the following Mozambican holidays:
|Business & Trade|
|Friday, 08 October 2010 18:51|
Mozambique is one of Africa’s success stories and is making economic progress, although the country is still dependent on foreign assistance. The economy was reformed by the elimination of subsidies and quantitative restrictions on imports, the reduction and simplification of import tariffs and the liberalization of crop marketing. A major privatization program involving the entire banking sector and state manufacturing companies is another active step in economic reform.
Mozambique is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), whose main export commodities include citrus fruits, coal, seafood, sugar, tea, coffee and timber. The main import commodities include mining equipment, pharmaceuticals, raw materials, spare parts, chemical products, consumer goods and crude oil.
Mozambique has bilateral trade agreements with Malawi and Zimbabwe, and signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.
Most Mozambican export products to the United States are granted zero tariff preferential treatment under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and under the Everything But Arms (EBA) Initiative, in the European market.
Imports into Mozambique are subject to payment of customs duty and value Added tax . For information about tariffs levied on imports please visit http://www.alfandegas.gov.mz/pauta_ad.htm.