ANGOLA CNCA2020-06-24T08:35:33+00:00

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CNCA certificate for Angola

We are the fastest organization to provide CNCA (ARC, CNC) for Angola, Luanda, Lobito or any other port.

CNCA (also know as ARC Number & CNC) certificate is an official loading document that must be accompanied by every cargo shipment with Angola as the final destination. It is also called as Angola Loading Certificate (LC); The CNCA requirement was implemented by Angola Customs officials in 1994, obliging all Exporters / Freight Forwarders to obtain this certificate for each shipment before they touch Angola ports. Failing to present the CNCA document at request will lead to severe consequences and a hefty fine.

We can provide this certification for your consignment Onlinewithin 24 hours if you submit the necessary documents listed below.

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Angola CNCA waiver certificate is a mandatory document for all shipments with final destination to Angola. Angolan Customs Authorities that inspects the import traffic issued the Law asking for CNCA certificate from every cargo to Angola from 28th January 1994.

According to this law, every cargo that has been purchased from abroad, and transported for commercial, business and in some cases diplomatic and personal purposes require a Loading Certificate called CNCA – Conselho Nacional de Carregadores de Angola.

Before loading the cargo, the shipper or the forwarder is responsible to acquire the loading certificate number, Angola CNCA waiver certificate from the authorised representative.


CNCA waiver for Angola can be issued with the following documents:

  • Bill of Lading – a Draft copy can be used for the draft.
  • Commercial Invoice 
  • Freight Invoice – Necessary if not stated on Commercial Invoice
  • Documento Unico (Import License)

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You do not need to worry about filling in CNCA application form or register to any account when you apply for Angola waiver certificate with us. After you submit the required documents using above form, our certificate issuing team in Dubai, India, New York or the Netherlands will issue your CNCA number for your Luanda bound consignment.


  • According to Angola Customs regulations, all cargo shipped to the country requires a ARC Number, CNCA certificate.
  • The authorized person must validate ARC for Angola at the latest  5 days before the vessel arrives at the destination.
  • Shipment arriving without CNCA or false information in the CNCA results in a fine of an amount that is twice of the cost of the CNCA, plus the regulation charge determined by Angola National Port officials.

We encourage you to apply for your waiver certificate as soon as possible!

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The Angola ARC, CNCA certificate is mandatory for each of the following:

  • ARC, CNCA certificate must be shown with all the documentation of shipped cargo.
  • Failing to get the Angola ARC, CNCA may result in a fine of up to 5000 US Dollars per incident, plus doubled CNCA fees.
  • The goods cannot be cleared if the hard copy of valid CNCA certificate is not provided at the destination port.

The CNCA waiver must be requested by the exporter or his deputy (freight forwarder). If you are using Angola for transit purposes, you are exempt from CNCA in certain cases. Contact us to obtain Angola CNCA certificate Today, inquire the CNCA fees or find out if CNCA is necessary for your export shipment. You may also contact us for your CNCA Angola via contact number given on the Contact us page or via the quick form below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I allowed to export a tractor that is manufactured in 1988 to Angola2019-03-20T20:08:41+00:00

Yes. Angola authorities do not have a restriction in the age of heavy-duty vehicles that can be shipped into the country.

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Can I make amendments to a validated Angola CNCA waiver document?2019-03-20T20:11:59+00:00

It depends on the country it has been loaded from. In certain cases, we can amend the certificate if the hard copy is not given to the courier. Even if the original hard copy has been released, we can still make an amendment at extra cost. 

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Do I have to present the Original Hard copy of CNCA certificate at the destination customs?2019-03-20T20:12:19+00:00

Yes. Angola is the only country whose Custom officials require Importers to present the original hard copy of CNCA certificate before they can release the cargo. We will courier the Original CNCA certificate to the importer address. 

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What is DU / Documento Unico / Import Licence for Angola?2019-07-12T12:01:26+00:00

The DU document or Documento Unico is an Import Licence in Angola. A DU document is compulsory for all CNCA applications from 10/02/2015. A DU document has to be valid in terms of the Expiry date on field 25e. This document expiry date is normally 60 days from the date of DU issuance.

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However, the Documento Unico or the Import Licence is exempt if a shipment will be cleared, at the destination, under Temporary Regime. Another instance where DU document is not an obligation is when the total FOB value is below 5000 USD.

In case of Temporary shipment, the exporter is required to submit a letter confirming the cargo is on the temporary expedition. In this type of expedition, a special format of DU number will be entered on the validated CNCA certificate.

Sample DU document

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Expiry date must be a valid date.

Can consignee release the shipment in Angola without original hard copy of CNCA2019-03-20T20:29:31+00:00

Q: Can consignee release the shipment in Angola without original CNCA?

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A: Angola is the only country whose authorities require Importer to provide the original hard copy CNCA certificate before they can release the cargo. Every other country that mandates inbound shipments to accompany waiver certificate only require a copy of the certificate. However, in Angola, if you don’t send the original certificate to the importer, they can not clear the goods.

Angola CNCA necessary documents2019-03-20T20:44:06+00:00

In order to issue the Angola CNCA, we need you to forward the scanned copy of the following documents:

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Note: You are only obliged to obtain CNCA certificate to Angola if it is your final destination. If you are using Angola for transit shipments you are exempt from CNCA waiver in certain cases.

What is CNCA certificate?2020-03-17T08:13:26+00:00

CNCA certificate (Conselho Nacional de Carregadores) is a Loading Certificate (LC) which is a compulsory document for all commercial shipments to Angola since 28/01/1994 (Decree no. 19/94).

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Each Bill of Lading covering cargo with the final destination to Angola must be accompanied by an Angola CNCA certificate.  Angola CNCA certificate allows Angola Customs to control the traffic at the port, track the shipment, and enable consignees to clear their cargo at destination.

Q: Is CNCA Angola some kind of CTN (Cargo Tracking Note)?

A: Yes it is. For more information visit what is CTN?

For more FAQs about our company and general questions about CTN and Waivers click here.