The Angolan Central Bank (BNA) has recently issued Instruction No. 5/17, of 1 December of 2017, on the procedures for buying and selling foreign currency in Angola. This statute establishes that:
- It is no longer mandatory for banks to hold deposits of national currency (Kwanzas) in the applicant’s bank account for the purpose of buying foreign currency.
- The funds/resources in national currency currently held in the BNA for the purpose of acquiring foreign currency are to be immediately demobilized.
- Banking Financial Institutions may only execute foreign exchange operations requested by clients who hold a valid and active Tax Identification Number (NIF).
This Instruction revoked Instruction No. 12/2015, of 24 June of 2015, and part of Instruction No. 10/2015, of 4 June of 2015.
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