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International convention and customs procedures of Algeria

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
International Economic Cooperation
Algeria is a member of the following international economic organisations: IMF, Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (ABEDA), Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), ICC, Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), G-15, G-24, G-77, WTO (observer), Arab League, among others. For the full list of economic and other international organisations in which participates Algeria click here. International organisation membership of Algeria is also outlined here.
Non Tariff Barriers
Over the last few years, Algeria has intensified the liberalisation 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.
Customs Duties and Taxes on Imports
0%, 5%, 15%, 30% and 60%. For more information, consult the Customs Directorate website.
Customs Classification
The Algerian Customs tariff is applied on the HS nomenclature.
Import Procedures
Customs clearance in Algeria has two focal points:

  1. Custom clearance file including invoice with a bank domiciliation, a copy of company register, a copy of the tax card issued by relevant fiscal authorities: additional documents can be required in case of a specific administrative procedure or a preferential tax regime application
  2. Customs clearance procedure

To consult import procedures, click here (in French).

Importing Samples
Samples can be exported without any control, but they are subject to a customs declaration if they are sent from abroad to Algeria. The country agrees to the ATA carnet agreement, which permits the duty-free and tax-free temporary export and import of goods for up to one year.

To go further, check out our service Import controls and Export controls.

For Further Information
The Algerian Ministry of Commerce
Algeria Trade Portal

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