President of the Republic of Angola

​Angola - USA Trade

Jose Eduardo dos Santos


 National Council of Angolan Shippers

OIC SERVICES, INC. is the authorized agent for the National Council of Angolan Shippers (C.N.C.A.-Conselho Nacional de Carregadores de Angola).

C.N.C.A. is the Angolan government agency that regulates the implementation of Decree No. 19/94, dated 28 January 1994, published in the Statue Book of Angola D.R., May 1994.

The following is a summary of the National Council of Angolan Shippers’ regulation:

All cargo destined to Angola has to have an import license and every bill of lading has to be accompanied by a loading certificate. Only the C.N.C.A. or its agents have the authority to issue loading certificates.

Each bill of lading must have a corresponding loading certificate. Without a loading certificate, cargo will not be cleared.
Each loading certificate has a specific serial number that is duly signed, dated and stamped by the authorized C.N.C.A. agent.
To receive a loading certificate, the shipper has to pay the following Harbour Data Processing and Loading Certificate Fees:

20′ Container, US$100.00/container;
40′ Container, US$200.00/container;
Bulk/conventional, US$5.00 per w/m;
Loading Certificate fees US$60.00 per bill of loading.

The above charges have to be collected at the moment that the cargo is loaded. Penalties for failure to comply with these regulations can result in a fine of US$5,000.00 per incident and a doubling of C.N.C.A. fees.

For further information, please contact OIC SERVICES, INC. directly at:
12337 Jones Rd Suite #301
Houston, TX 77070

Phone: 832-912-6820

Fax: 832-912-6864