Executive Decree No. 97-254 on 3 Rabie El Aouel 1418 Corresponding to 8 July
1997 on prior authorizations to manufacturing and importing of toxic products
or particular risk, prior authorization to importation shall be submitted to
any control, otherwise, the manufacturer may be subject to administrative
sanctions, without prejudice to the legal proceedings prescribed by applicable
laws and regulations.
referred to (consumer products of a toxic nature or presenting a particular
risk) are allowed in the country only after submission of prior authorization
for importation to the Authority in charge of Quality Control and Punishment of
Fraud at the borders.
Who issues the
authorization is issued by the Minister in charge of quality on the advice the
Scientific and Technical Orientation Board (COST) of the Algerian Center of
Quality Control and Packaging. When one of the elements for which the prior
authorization was issued is faulty, it is removed.
Dossier to be
authorization request must be accompanied by a file containing the following
- A certified copy of the Excerpt from the trade
and company register
- Nature and physical and chemical specifications
of components used in the manufacturing of the concerned product
- The results of analyses carried out as part of
the control under the law n° 89-02 on the general rules of consumer
- Protection measures taken under product packaging
- Precautions to be taken under the release for
consumption of the concerned product, particularly their prohibited uses.
- Prior authorization or declaration on
installations classified under Decree No. 88-149 on 26 July 1988.
The dossier is
to be submitted to the Wilaya Trade Directorate
The transmission of the file by post must be by registered mail with
acknowledgment of receipt.
If the dossier is directly submitted, a receipt is issued to the applicant.
The deposit receipt or acknowledgment of receipt cannot under any circumstances
be used as a provisional prior authorization.
party is notified, within forty-five days of the request for prior
authorization date of receipt, by the Minister in charge of quality, as the
case may be:
- The prior authorization decision of manufacturing
and / or import, the decision for refusal of the prior authorization to
manufacture and / or import, duly motivated
- The period of forty-five (45) days may be
extended for another period not exceeding fifteen (15) days.
authorization to manufacture and / or import is withdrawn after a written
notice sent by the territorially competent Price and Competition Directorate
services to the authorization holder, inviting him to conform to current
legislation and regulations, within a period of one (01) months from the date
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