Customs in Algeria

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Customs Procedures

Import Procedures
To import or export goods, you must present a detailed declaration to the Customs office; it must be written and signed by the informant.
To consult import procedures, click here.
Specific Import Procedures
There are various particular and economic regimes. Consult the Algerian Customs website dedicated to these issues for further information.
Importing Samples
Samples can be exported with no controls. To see the Customs note on this subject, click here.

Customs Duties and Taxes on Imports

Average Customs Duty (Excluding Agricultural Products)
0 to 30%
Products Having a Higher Customs Tariff
Example : Caviar, with Customs Duty of 30% and Domestic Consumption Tax of 50%.
Preferential Rates
Since 1 September 2005, the association agreement between the European Union and Algeria has been in force. A large number of products have been exempted from Customs duties. Moreover, Algeria is a member of the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA).
Customs Classification
The Algerian Customs tarrif is applied on the HS nomenclature.
Method of Calculation of Duties
In calculating duties and taxes, the basis used by the Customs administration is the CIF price, i.e. the price before tax paid or to be paid by the consignee.
Method of Payment of Customs Duties
On clearing Customs. By cheque.
Import Taxes (Excluding Consumer Taxes)

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