Algeria, 27 April, 2009
April 2009: The Bank of Algeria recently sent a note to Algerian importers (ref. 16/DCG/2009) stating that all imported goods must now undergo pre-shipment inspection in their country of origin by third party surveyors. The inspection results are stated in a certificate of conformity ("Quality Control Certificate"), which is necessary for both Customs clearance and negotiation of the shipping documents.
The letter also referred to a 2005 resolution and a recent statement issued by the Ministry of Commerce confirming that the Quality Control Certificate would be compulsory as of 15 March 2009.
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