Terms of application of title II provisions related to the free movement of goods
The economic operators (importers and exporters) are obviously interested the customs provisions.
Regarding the movement of goods between Algeria and the European Community. This aspect is included in title II "FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS"
The title treating the free movement of goods is divided in 03 chapters:
The chapter 1: is dedicated to industrial products (Articles 7- 11 of the Agreement);
The chapter 2: is dedicated to Agricultural, fisheries and processed agricultural products (sections 12-16 of the Agreement);
The chapter 3: is dedicated to the provisions common to both product categories (Articles 17-29 of the agreement).
According to article 6 of the Agreement, Algeria and the Community shall gradually establish a free trade area over a transitional period of twelve (12) years at most from 1 September 2005, date of entry into force of the agreement.
The applicable tariff regime to imports into the community of products originating in Algeria
Within the meaning of Article 8 of the Agreement, industrial Products originating in Algeria are imported into the Community free of customs duties and charges having equivalent effect, from 1 September 2005.
Agricultural, fisheries and processed agricultural products :
This part is for the products originating in Algeria within Chapter 1 to 24 of the Combined Nomenclature, the Algerian Customs tariff and the agricultural and processed agricultural products listed in Annex 1. (Download
Four preferential tariff rates (100%, 55%, 50%, 40%) are applicable on the basic duty on imports into
the Community of agricultural products originating in Algeria, listed in annex 1 of protocol 1.
annex 1 of protocol 1)
The fishery products:
Fishery products originating in Algeria are imported into the Community are exempt from customs duties from 1 September 2005. These products are listed in protocol 3.
Processed agricultural products:
These products are subject to customs duties and charges having equivalent effect on imports in the Community listed in annex 1 of protocol 5
annex 1 of protocol 5)