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The People's Democratic
Republic of Algeria

Algeria – Fact File
Country name People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
Population 33.4 million – July 2007
Languages Arabic [official], French [commercial],
Berber [in rural areas]
Currency Algerian Dinar [AD] = 100 centimes
Official Religion Islam
Capital Algiers
Business Hours Government Offices & States Enterprises;
08:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00 [Saturday to Wednesday]
08:00 to 12:00 [Thursday]
Banks: 09:00 to 15:30 [Sunday to Thursday]
Commercial Offices: 08:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00 [Saturday to Wednesday]
08:00 to 12:00 [Thursday]
Hours are reduced during Ramadhan
Embassy requirements and legalisation fees
All shipments to Algeria must be covered by an Arab-Irish Certificate of Origin and along with an Invoice, must certified by the JA-ICC. If legalisation is required, then our Chamber will arrange legalisation by the Algerian Embassy in London.
If an EX-1 Certificate is required - this is issued by the Algerian Embassy in London when your JA-ICC Certificate of Origin and original signed Invoice are presented for legalisation by the Chamber. Our Chamber must certify these first.
Health Certificates are often required for all food, meat and poultry consignments.
A Halal Certificate stating that slaughter was according to Muslim law must accompany fresh, frozen meat and poultry.
Exporters are often required to submit a Radiation Certificate.
Original Certificate of Origin or other document € 114.00
Copy Certificate of Origin or other document € 114.00
Legalisation fees for Invoices is calculated on a daily rate - please check with the Chamber.
All personal documentation e.g. Degree Certificates or Marriage Certificates must be stamped by the Department of Foreign Affairs before submitting for certification and/or legalisation.
Chambre Algérienne de Commerce et d'Industrie (CACI)
Palais Consulaire 6,
Rue Amilcar Cabral.,
C.P. 16003 Alger,
BP 100 Alger ler Novembre,
Tel.: (+213 21) 96 77 77 or 96 66 66
Fax: (+213 21) 96 70 70 or 96 99 99
Please note that Embassies rules and regulations can and do change overnight. We bear no responsibility for any such changes. Any changes that do take place will be passed directly to our customers.
We regret that we cannot under any circumstances, intercede or take responsibility for any transactions initiated directly between an exporter and an Embassy.
The Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce [JA-ICC]: 60 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Tel: + 353 1 662 4451 / 662 1577        Fax: + 353 1 662 47 29        Email: 
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