Tax: up to 18%

Duties: up to 20%

Restricted items: N/A

Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays 

Lead times: 3-4 weeks

Best Carrier option: Courier 

Prominent Languages: Portuguese


Following the end of the civil war in the 1990s, things were looking up for the Mozambican economy. The newly elected president filled his cabinet with young technocrats eager to turn the country around. However, as the country changed hands in the early 2000s, the focus on technology and development was replaced with a cabinet of military men and a booming illicit drug trade. Although the country has several prominent trade partners such as India, Italy, and China, the trade balance remains unfavorable.

When shipping to Mozambique, transport can be a pain point. Home to some of the best ports in Africa, the airports are slightly less well developed. The country also has well-developed East-to-West railroads. These were designs for trade with its neighbors Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Malawi. In contrast, there are limited hard surface roads connecting major ports and cities. Those roads that do exist are often in bad repair. Safety is also a concern with the ever-present unrest and ongoing corruption.

Despite these complexities, there are several investment opportunities in the ICT market. In this largely neglected but highly in-demand area, Mozambique could be a fantastic investment for those in this field.

The challenges faced when importing into Mozambique can be tough. Contact the TecEx team for quick and reliable IOR and customs clearance into Mozambique.

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