The Angolan Central Bank (Banco Nacional de Angola "BNA") recently approved Notice no. 01/2020, with a view to simplifying the administrative procedures for licensing the import of goods, and Notice no. 02/2020 with a view to making exempt from authorisation certain current invisible transactions, ordered by legal persons.


  • Notice no. 01/2020 has amended the wording of Article 5 of Notice no. 5/18, of 17 July, stipulating that Banking Financial Institutions may carry out, without the BNA's prior authorisation, import operations of goods with a settlement period of more than 360 (three hundred and sixty) days, as from the date of the customs clearance of landing.
  • This Notice entered into force on the date of its publication.


  • Notice no. 02/2020 establishes new rules and procedures for the carrying out of foreign exchange transactions involving current invisibles made by foreign exchange resident legal entities.
  • According to the BNA's announcement, the following should be highlighted in this regard:

a) elimination of the obligation to license service agreements concluded with foreign exchange non-resident entities, regardless of their value;

b) waiver of the need to send a copy of the contracts to the BNA;

c) increase in the value of the transactions requiring the signing of a contract, from Kz 1,000,000 to USD 25,000.

  • This Notice revokes Notice no. 13/13, of 6 August, and all legal provisions that are in contradiction with it. N
  • otice no. 02/2020 entered into force on the date of its publication.