Trade Compliance in Algeria

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International Conventions
Party to the Kyoto Protocol
Party to the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Party to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
Party to the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer
Main International Economic Cooperation
Cooperation agreement with the European Union
Member of the African Union
Member of the Arab League
Member of the Arab Maghreb Union
Member of the Arab Free Trade Zone (AFTZ).
The country have signed a trade agreement with 21 other countries in the São Paulo Round of the Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP).
Party of the ATA Convention on Temporary Admissions and Use of the Carnets

As a Reminder, the ATA is a System Allowing the Free Movement of Goods Across Frontiers and Their Temporary Admission Into a Customs Territory With Relief From Duties and Taxes. The Goods Are Covered By a Single Document Known as the ATA Carnet That is Secured By an International Guarantee System.
Look Up the Other Member Countries And Read the Web Pages of the World Customs Organization Devoted to the ATA Carnet.
Party of the TIR Convention

As a Reminder, the TIR Convention and its Transit Regime Contribute to the Facilitation of International Transport, Especially International Road Transport, Not Only in Europe and the Middle East, But Also in Other Parts of the World, Such as Africa and Latin America.
The UNCTAD Website Allows You to Read the TIR Convention, See the List of Member Countries And to Find Further Information.
Accompanying Documents For Imports
Goods shipped to Algeria must be accompanied by the following documents:
- the single administrative document (SAD)
- the commercial invoice (in triplicate, in French or in Arabic)
- the photocopy of the Customs declaration
- the transport documents and the packing list

The Bank of Algeria imposes as well for any product imported by documentary credit the presentation of the following documents:
- Phytosanitary certificate for any agro food product
- Certificate of quality control for any other product
- Certificate of origin for all agro food products or not


In the case of imports from the EU, the EUR1 form is necessary to be able to benefit from the preferential tariff which is applicable.

Free Zones
For Further Information
The Algerian Customs website
The Algerian Ministry of Commerce
Non Tariff Barriers
Over the last few years, Algeria has intensified the liberalization of its trade with foreign countries. However, the country levies high Customs duties on some goods to protect national production. All import and export transactions of goods and services must be domiciled with a bank.
Sectors or Products For Which Commercial Disagreements Have Been Registered With the WTO
None, Algeria is not a member of the WTO.
Assessment of Commercial Policy
Algeria and WTO
Barriers to exchanges, inventoried by the EU
Find more on about Trade Policy in Algeria.

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