Quality & Technical Standards


Overview
Executive Decree no. 98-69 established the Algerian Institute for Normalization (IANOR) as the appropriate government body handling standardization issues. IANOR has since worked toward the goal of assisting Algeria’s economic sector to cope with globalization and international standards.

Standards Organizations
The Agence Algérienne de l’Accréditation (ALGERAC) falls under the authority of the ministry of industry. ALGERAC is the only Algerian accreditation organism. It ensures that the national regulations concerning accreditation of the laboratories and the organization of certification inspections meet international norms.

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.

Conformity Assessment
Multiple authorities regulate the conformity of imported products.

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.

Product Certification
IANOR establishes and publishes norms applicable in Algeria, and if a norm does not exist or if a disagreement must be settled, then the ISO norm will prevail.

Accreditation
ALGERAC is the only Algerian accreditation organism. It ensures that the national regulations concerning accreditation of the laboratories and the organization of certification inspections meet international norms.

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
Algerian government regulations stipulate that imported products, particularly consumer goods, must be labeled in Arabic. This regulation is strictly enforced. Though not required, it is helpful to also label products in French.

Standards Contact Information
ALGERAC (Agence Algérienne de l’Accréditation)
Tel: +213 017 03 33 25
E-mail: boudalgerac@hotmail.com

IANOR : Algerian Institute of Normalization
5 et 7 rue Abou Hammou Moussa
BP 104 RP Alger Algérie
Tel: +213 21 63 05 89
E-mail: cinfo@ianor.org
URL: www.ianor.org

INAPI (Algerian National Institute of the Industrial Property)
42 Rue Larbi Ben M’Hidi
Tel: + 213 21 73 57 74
URL: www.inapi.org