31 Mar 2011

On March 24th 2011 the Directorate General of Foreign Exchange of the Bank of Algeria decided to cancel the notice 16/DGC/2009 16 February 2009

For exports to Algeria the Certificate of Conformity/ Quality, Phytosanitary Certificate, and Certificate of Origin are no longer a requirement for payment on a Letter of Credit.

However, there remains a legislative framework concerning the compliance of imported products within Algeria: 

Under the 2004-04 Algerian Law on standardization, conformity of a product with technical regulations and national standards is required. Executive Decree No. 05-465 defines product certification as mandatory and states that the conformity assessment has to be made by a third party. Executive Decree No. 05-467 states that the original of any document required by the regulations in force and relating to the conformity of imported products must be presented during compliance checks conducted by the Border Authority Consumer Protection and Fraud.

These Certificates are no longer compulsory to negotiate your Letter of Credit but are still required in light of existing conformity and technical regulations. We therefore recommend that you continue to obtain a Certificate of Quality, Phytosanitary Certificate, and Certificate of Origin to aid customs clearance.

Intertek can assist exporters to Algeria in complying with the country’s import requirements by offering inspection services and issuing the necessary Certificate of Conformity or Certificate of Quality and ensuring that your goods clear customs smoothly. For further details click here.