In March 2011, the Algerian Ministry of Commerce has published a note to all importers reminding them of their obligation to submit a proof of conformity for imported goods.
The obligation is enforced by law 09-03 issued on 25/02/2009 and decree 05-467 issued on 12/12/2005, on conditions and procedures of conformity control of imported goods at customs. Certificates must be issued by an independent third party inspection body and member of the TIC Council (formerly: International Federation of Inspection Agencies - IFIA).
As an authorized Certification and Inspection Body, TÜV Rheinland may issue the required ‘Certificat de Contrôle Qualité’ in the country of export.
|Regulated Products||All consignments of imported goods are subject to the Algerian COC program. There is no defined product scope for the program since it applies to all Algeria bound shipments.|
All goods imported into Algeria and for which the Payment method is Letter of Credit (L/C) or Cash Against Documents (CAD)
require a ‘Certificat de Contrôle Qualité’ (COC) issued by an authorized Certification and Inspection Body. For the ‘Central Bank of
Algeria‘, the certificate serves as a proof that the goods paid for correspond to those declared and that the goods are in conformity
with the requirements of applicable standards and technical regulations.
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