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News article16 June 2023BrusselsDirectorate-General for Trade1 min read

EU-Angola Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement moves towards approval

The EU-Angola Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement (SIFA) has today taken a big step towards approval, with the Commission sending proposals to the Council on the signature and conclusion of the agreement.

Once the Council gives its green light, the EU can sign the agreement with Angola and the agreement can be sent to the European Parliament for consent. Following approval, the deal can enter into force.

The EU-Angola SIFA is the first EU agreement of this kind and will make it easier to attract and expand investments while integrating environment and labour rights commitments in the EU-Angola relationship. The EU is committed to boosting sustainability in its trade policy, as set out in its trade strategy.

This agreement will help boost sustainable investment in Angola, and the EU will also provide technical support to put the agreement into practice. The SIFA will also support Angola's efforts to improve the investment climate for foreign and local investors, including for small and medium-sized enterprises, by making it easier for investors to set up their business, conduct their day-to-day activities and expand their existing investments.

Pursuing sustainable investment agreements with Africa and the Southern Neighbourhood is part of the broader EU strategy to step up engagement with African countries, in line with the Global Gateway. The goal is to unlock economic potential, foster economic diversification, and promote inclusive and sustainable growth.

For more information

Commission proposals for draft Council decisions on the signature and conclusion of the EU-Angola Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement

EU and Angola conclude first-ever Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement

EU-Angola SIFA negotiations

Text of the EU-Angola Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement 

Factsheet on the EU-Republic of Angola Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement

Factsheet on Investment facilitation in Africa


Publication date
16 June 2023
Directorate-General for Trade
Country or region
  • Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Trade topics
  • Investment
  • Trade policy