Government suspends licenses of 5 import companies

On left The Minister in charge of National Economy and on the right, the Minister of Foreign Trade

Kinshasa, March 2nd, 2022 (CPA). – The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, through the ministries of National Economy and Foreign Trade, has decided to suspend the import licenses of 5 (five) companies, indicates correspondence dated February 24 and addressed to these companies, of which the CPA received a copy on Monday. Jointly signed by Jean-Marie Kalumba Yuma and Jean-Lucien Busa, respectively Ministers of the National Economy and the Minister of Foreign Trade, the companies Mino Congo, Chalupa la Mama, Ranny, Snips and Super Nourriture are prohibited from carrying out any operation import of various products until further notice. According to the source, the measure is part of the government’s action aimed, on the one hand, at cleaning up the import sector of consumer goods, and on the other hand, at preserving purchasing power. Consumers against fraud and speculation. This preventive sanction is taken pending, indicates the same source, investigations ordered by a decision of the 31st meeting of the Council of Ministers held last Friday, February 25. The Congolese Association of Banks (ACB) and the Central Bank of Congo (BCC), are requested to no longer issue import licenses to these 5 (five) companies and must also suspend the execution of valid licenses , recalls the source. ACP/