Angola is one of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) that can benefit from trade-related technical assistance. After many years of hesitation, the country finally requested in 2018 from the Executive Secretariat of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) the implementation of the referred program. As such, Angola has submitted a request for technical assistance for the updating of the Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) by the World Bank as well as for the effective installation of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Implementation Unit.
The country belongs to two of the eight regional economic communities recognized by the African Union, namely the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The country has presented its tariff offers as part of the implementation of the trade protocol. Another tariff offer is in preparation for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA).
As part of the National Development Plan 2018-2022 (NDP), a program to support national production, import substitution, and export diversification (PRODESI) was launched. The government has also included all the structuring projects in the short-term “Angola 2025” vision and the long-term “Angola 2050” strategy, by taking up all the strategies outlined previously, drawing the lessons that result from them to better target the results.
The strategies are drawn up aim at the promotion of the production of endogenous natural resources – agriculture, fishing, forestry economy – and geological-mining activities such as petroleum, and natural gas by creating channels through which will be put into operation production chains for the structural transformation of the economy.
Through private investment, combined with public investment, the government is betting on the productive sectors in which Angola can develop comparative advantages (agro-food, natural resources). minerals, housing and construction materials, textiles, clothing and footwear, tourism, petroleum, and natural gas), allowing it to create the bases for effective import substitution and export diversification.
Angola has requested in 2018 from the Executive Secretariat of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) the implementation of the referred program within the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MINDCOM).
The project “Implementation of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Unit and Institutional and Human Capacity Building” aims to strengthen the capacities of the MINDCOM, including through a training program. The training program will be designed to upgrade young executives from the MINDCOM on several key areas. It is therefore in view of the foregoing that interested Individuals (National or International) are requested to view the attached Procurement Notice and submit their offers by the established deadline, to: [email protected]
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