President of the Republic of Angola

​Angola - USA Trade

Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Develop South-South cooperation with countries with emerging economies such as Brazil, India and China, to negotiate a bilateral agreement on investment and cooperation on intellectual property rights with the United States of America, as well as intensify and deepen relations with the European Union.

  • Angola is a member of (WTO), and Southern African Development Community (SADC).
  • Angola is eligible for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) of the United States since 2003. AGOA was signed into law on 18 May 2000.
  • In May of 2009 Angola and the United States signed a trade and investment framework agreement (TIFA).


Establish and deepen bilateral and multilateral relations with States and institutions based on mutual respect and reciprocity of advantages.

Establishing and strengthening bilateral relations with the countries of the world, notably with SADC member countries (in particular its neighbors the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia and Namibia, and South Africa, who will work to assume a position of prominence within the SADC), but also with the ECOOAS and the countries of the Gulf of Guinea;

Participating in the gradual and steady development of the African Union, the Gulf of Guinea Commission, the CPLP, as well as relations with ECOWAS and IGAD, the WTO and UNCTAD, the OAS and MERCOSUR;