has been inspired through the discussions organized by the European Union in
Barcelona aiming the development of support relations with the southern side of
the Mediterranean Sea in order to create a mutual developed area for a long
Association Agreement was signed in 2002 and entered into force on 1 September
2005. It replaces the 1976 Co-operation Agreements.
Agreement has been concluded for an unlimited duration and intends to help
strengthen existing ties between the Community and Algeria by establishing
relations based on reciprocity and partnership.
components of the Agreement are (regular political dialogue; a free trade area,
to be established in stages, in accordance with WTO rules, between the
Community and Algeria, over a maximum period of 12 years; the Agreement
contains provisions related to free trade in goods in the areas of
liberalization of the provision of services, capital movements, competition
rules, intellectual property rights and public procurement)
of this Agreement for Algeria is represented through foreign trades reaching
60% of total exchanges with the European Union.
agreement doesn't met issues for its application due to the preparation and the
big efforts deployed by the government through establishing a permanent
commission responsible for the preparation and the follow up ( supervised by
the foreign ministry) on the date of 30th December 2004.
of technical commission in charge of following and establishing free exchange
area expected in this way on the date of 23rd August 2005 (Leaded by
the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
The Ministry of
Commerce created a website in order to take effect the agreement of association
with the European Union, accessible on internet and oriented to managers of
companies, economical operators and copies of agreement has been presented to
In this context,
it was established a technical commission in charge of following the agreement
functionally on the 23rd August 2005.
For attention to
specific two paragraphs to the following meetings:
- The first
meeting concerns the opening of the negotiations around the duty services starting
from the year of 2010. (Article 37.2)
- The second
meeting concerns the resumption of negotiations till the year of 2010 with the
aim of gradual liberalization of farm and food products in close relationship with
agriculture. (Article 15)
- Finally, it
shows that decisions have been made for protecting local products through:
- Devices against
products market floods (Article 22)
- Devices for
refund (Article 23)
- Devices for
protectionism (Article 24)
Devices in the interest of recent industries or some sectors that have been restructured
conditions and ways of applying protectionism and refund devices fighting
against market floods are limited through executive decrees published on the
official newspaper number 43 on the date of 22nd June 2005.
New procedure for the liberalization of customs in relationship
with the association between Algeria and the European Union.
Release of ministry of foreign affairs.
- The media and press file.
The new devices
to control the exempted importations from the customs taxes in the context of
free exchanges of products and services
- Executive decree number 89 - 10 dated of the 10th March
2010 shows means of following importations that are exempted from custom
taxes in the context of free exchanges of products and services (Official
newspapers number 17 dated of the 14th March 2010) , (you will
find below this agreement attached , the request of exemption –
printed edition- )
- List of products and
goods that are exempted from the custom taxes when imported from the great
Arabic zone of free exchanges)
List of products
and goods that benefit from the custom taxes when imported in the context of
the association with the European Union:
information number 2 from the
number 2 from the association agreement
number 5 from the association agreement