The Minister of Industry and Trade, Silvino Moreno, said on Thursday in Johannesburg that Mozambique intends to move towards exporting domestically pre-processed mining products to the North American market.
Speaking on the sidelines of the 20th Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, Moreno said that the transaction should take place based on the facilities provided for in the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
Minister Moreno recalled that Mozambique already exports agricultural and fishing products and, more recently, minerals to the United States of America.
“With regard to ores, we want to bring in a different approach, which is to make it compulsory to process them. At the moment we are exporting raw ore, so we want to bring in a pre-processing approach for exports,” Moreno said, quoted by Radio Mozambique.
The US African Growth and Opportunity Act was introduced in 2000 and has already allowed more than 6,000 African products to access the US market duty-free.