All maritime shipments with final destination an Angolan Port shall be regularized by a Loading Certificate. Generally called ARCCLA o CNCA.
ARCCLA/CNCA certificate is a necessary document requested by Presidential Decree Nr. 19/94 of 28/01/1994 and each B/L must be accompanied by a Loading Certificate.
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The Loading Certificate (LC) is a document requested by Angola authorities to track and trace sea shipments (FCL/LCL/RO-RO/BULK). Generally, is also called CNCA (Conselho Nacioanal de Carregadores de Angola) or ARCCLA (Agência Reguladora de Certificação de Carga e Logística de Angola).
Documento Unico is Angola’s import license. It is issued by the Costum Agent of the Importer through the MINDICOM – Ministro da Indústria e Comércio.
It is emitted on the basis of the commercial invoice and has a validity of 120 days from the date of issuance (on the document, under 25E, it has to state the expiration date).
The DU number is composed as follows: 202XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (18 numbers – not to be confused with “Pedido n°”).
It is allowed a maximim of 5% of discrepancy between commercial invoice and the DU in terms of: value and weight.
Yes, there are a number of cases, the most common ones are the following:
Yes, here below you can find a summary:
Yes, it is possible. However, there are different procedures depending on the change requested.
If you need to change general information, such as gross weight/freight value/etc, you need to submit the following updated documents:
If you need to change the DU, you need to request the authorization to MINDICOM. Once approved, you need to submit the following updated documents:
Your shipment will be blocked at the POD and subject to fines by the local authorities.