Quality & Technical Standards
The Algerian Institute of Normalization (IANOR) body is in charge of elaborating, publishing and distributing all relevant data on Algerian norms. It is also responsible for providing conformity certifications to Algerian norms, issuing quality labels and delivering appropriate authorizations to use brands according to the applicable regulations.
The Algerian National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) is responsible for industrial and intellectual property rights protections. This entity handles mainly the deposit and registration of Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights.
For cosmetic and hygiene related products, a "compulsory declaration“ is required. The formula must be submitted to a poison center, which will in turn seal the formula. Should the production be completed abroad, the exact details of the relevant poison center handling the tests must be forwarded to the appropriate Algerian authorities.
For other imported products, the following documents should be presented to the customs service upon entry; customs documents, banking documentation (invoice, banking domiciliation), if required, the specific authorization from police services, and if required, the health and safety authorization for selected products. Customs will either provide an admission certificate or a non-admission certificate.
Publication of Technical Regulations Return to top
Technical regulations are all published in editions of the Official Journal of the Republic of Algeria. These regulations are available online in French at http://www.joradp.dz/HAR/Index.htm
Labeling and Marking Return to top
Standards Contact Information
IANOR : Algerian Institute of Normalization
INAPI (Algerian National Institute of the