Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA), was signed in Tunis on 4 December 2008 and
ratified and published in the Official Journal of the People's Democratic
Republic of Algeria on 11 January 2010 (OJ No 12 of 17 February 2010 ). (French / Arabic).
The aim of this agreement is to facilitate and
encourage economic and trade development between the two countries.
provided for by the PTA
To benefit from customs exemptions
provided in this agreement, concerned products must be directly traded between
the two countries.
It should be noted that customs
exemptions provided by the Algerian-Tunisian CPA do not apply to goods produced
in free trade zones in each of the two countries.
- Total Exemption :
Under the agreement, both parties agree to exempt
products listed in the C1 (D1) lists made in either of the two countries of all customs duties and taxes
with a similar effect.
The (C1) list includes products of Tunisian origin free of
all customs duties and taxes with a similar effect when entering the Algerian
The (D1) list includes products of Algerian origin free of
all customs duties and taxes with a similar effect similar when entering the
Tunisian customs territory.
The Algerian part undertakes to
grant 40% rebates on tariffs to products mentioned in the C2 list including industrial products of
And, a year after the entry into
force of the agreement, the Algerian part undertakes to grant additional
rebates on the (C2)
The two parties agreed to put off
considering the products trade mode contained in sections 01 to 24 till the
fifth year of entry into force date of the Agreement, excluding products
mentioned in Protocol 02.
Consequently, the products of
Tunisian origin appearing on (C3) list are imported in accordance with the quotas and free of
customs duties specified in this list.
The products of Algerian origin
appearing on (D2)
imported in accordance with the quotas and free of customs duties specified in
Rules and control
of origin of traded goods:
The concept of
origin and the administrative cooperation arrangements related thereto is
defined in Protocol No 01 annexed to the Agreement.
The annexes to Protocol 01 are
published in the OJ No. 42 of August 21, 2013 (French / Arabic).
• Lists of possible classifications
and changes to products without the “origin quality” to assign the processed
product the “origin quality”
• The model of the movement
certificate of goods, invoice declaration, etc
Focal Point: a focal point is
designated within the Ministry of Trade to receive complaints from economic
- Whether it's a threat or
prejudice upon a business sector following a massive increase of imports, or damage
done by grants awarded to the foreign exporter, or damage caused by dumping
applied by the exporting company or other factors.
- Or whether these are perceived as
obstacles to Algerian exports,
The economic operators are invited
to send their complaints relating to the implementation of the provisions of
the Trade Preferential Agreement between Algeria and Tunisia to the following
The complaint must include a clear
and detailed explanatory statement and the supporting facts to the complaint.