(WIPO code: MZ) (latest review July 2021)

by BRAZ & ASSOCIATES, LDA, Maputo, Mozambique

General Information

Area

799,380 sq. km.

Population

30,888,034 (estimated July 2021).

Capital

Maputo.

Language

Portuguese (official).

Currency

Mozambican metical.

Economy

Agriculture: sugar, sisal, cashew nuts and tea; forestry; fisheries. Mining: gold, beryl, coal, bauxite and aluminum.

Imports

(2019 estimate): U.S.$ 7.371 billion.

Exports

(2019 estimate): U.S.$ 3.349 billion.

General Remarks

This former Portuguese colony became independent on June 25, 1975.

LEGISLATION

The Industrial Property Code, enacted by Decree No. 47/2015 of December 31, 2015, entered into force on March 31, 2016.