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New Mining Law in Mozambique


 The Law no. 20/2014 of 18 August «the Mining Law»), which came into force on the same date and which repeals the Law no. 14/2002 of 26 June (the «2002 Mining Law»), and in force since the date of its publication (August 18), intends to bring the legislation on mining activity into line with the country’s current economic situation, ensure greater competitiveness and transparency, preserve the environment, guarantee the protection of rights and define the obligations of mining rights holders. It also seeks to safeguard national interests and share benefits among communities.
The Mining Law contains a significant number of amendments to the previous framework. Among others, the acquisition by mineral rights holders of goods and services above a certain value, requires public procurement procedures. In selecting the best tender, preference must be given to local products and services.


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