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For contact information regarding government custom authorities, please follow the link:  4.1 Algeria Government Contact List.

Emergency Response

Agreements / Conventions Description

Ratified by Country?

WCO (World Customs Organization) member

Yes, 19/12/1966

Annex J-5 Revised Kyoto Convention

Yes, 16/02/2005 

OCHA Model Agreement

No

Tampere Convention (on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations)

No

Regional Agreements (on emergency/disaster response, but also customs unions, regional integration)

  • GZALE: 01/01/2009
  • Algeria EU Agreement: 01/09/2005

Exemption Regular Regime (Non-Emergency Response)

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  • Originate from non-governmental organizations or individuals;
  • Be transported by Algerian transport companies except when these companies do not serve the shipment area;
  • In the case of use of foreign shipping companies, the following conditions must be met:
    • The transported items must not be sold for profit;
    • The costs of transport be undertaken by the donor;
    • The donors must moreover opt to use the ports or airports closest to the destinations of the goods;
    • goods must bear the following identifying marks:
      • the type and brand of the product;
      • the name and address of the donor, and type of institution if applicable;
      • the name and address of the beneficiary, and type of institution if applicable;
      • expiry dates of perishable products;
    • Goods originating from Algerian organizations established abroad must transit through the relevant Algerian consulates.
    • Goods may be imported as humanitarian aid if they are designated for any of the following uses:
      • Pedagogical and cultural activities, scientific research, sport, and public service activities
      • Free distribution and other uses with humanitarian ends
      • Activities aimed at the prevention of, and the fight against, pollution. 

Organizational Requirements to obtain Duty Free Status

United Nations Agencies

Letter of Understanding with the Government

Non Governmental Organizations

Letter of Understanding with the Government

Exemption Certificate Application Procedure

Duties and Taxes Exemption Application Procedure

Generalities (include a list of necessary documentation)

Letter of Understanding

Exemption Certificate Document Requirements

Duties and Taxes Exemption Certificate Document Requirements (by commodity)

 

Food

NFI (Shelter, WASH, Education)

Medicines

Vehicle & Spare Parts

Staff & Office Supplies

Telecoms Equipment

Invoice

No

No

No

No

No

No

AWB/BL/Other Transport Documents

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Donation/Non-Commercial Certificates

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Packing Lists

No

No

No

No

No

No

Other Documents

  • Phytosanitary certificate
  • Non-Radiation Certificate
  • Non-GMO certificate
  • Fumigation certificate

Customs Clearance

General Information 

Customs Information

Document Requirements

A Customs Declaration must be drawn up by an approved customs agent and filed with the customs bureau of the entry of the goods, to be accompanied by the following documents:

1. Certificate of Goods drawn up by the donor for the beneficiary and which contains a detailed list of the goods being offered;
2. Transport document drawn up in the name of the beneficiary, also considered the consignee;
3. Document bearing the promise of a representative of the benefiting organization, to keep the goods for their prescribed purpose, and to record these in the inventory record; charitable organizations covered by the list of the Inter - ministerial Order of 22/11/94 will need the Authorization of the Ministry of the Interior, Local collectives, Management of Community Life and Public Relations (MICL/DVARP) of the acceptance of the goods delivered, including a list of the goods.

Embargoes

n/a

Prohibited Items


• Goods not conforming to consumer protection norms (quality and packaging, environmental, hygiene, and the health of humans, animals, and plants); Regulated sensitive material; (See Relevant Regulatory Framework);
• Vehicles and engines covered by the finance laws mentioned below.

General Restrictions

n/a

Customs Clearance Document Requirements

Customs Clearance Document Requirements (by commodity)

 

Food

NFI (Shelter, WASH, Education)

Medicines

Vehicles & Spare Parts

Staff & Office Supplies

Telecoms Equipment

D&T Exemption Certificate

Local representative document.

Local representative document.

Local representative document.

Local representative document.

Local representative document.

Local representative document.

Invoice

No

No

No

No

No

No

AWB/BL/Other Transport Documents

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Donation/Non-Commercial Certificates

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Packing Lists

No

No

No

No

No

No

Phytosanitary Certificate

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Other Documents

N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Transit Regime

N/A