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Algeria (DZ)

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1. Preconditions for market access

1.1. Import permit

Exporters should ensure that their importer complies with any requirements to obtain a permit for imports into Algeria.

1.2. Establishment listing

Initial listing procedureRequired
Department of Agriculture Export RegistrationYes
Establishment listing required for AlgeriaNo
Algeria inspection for listingNo
Algeria listing approvalNo

1.3. Prohibited products

There are no known products that are prohibited for export to this market.

2. Operational requirements

2.1. General operational requirements

This country has no known additional requirements for general operations that differ to those required in the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 4.

2.2. Hygiene

This country has no known additional hygiene requirements that differ to those required in the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 4.

2.3. Microbial and residue sampling, and maximum acceptable limits

This country has no known additional requirements for microbial and residue sampling of milk and milk products that differ to those required in the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 6.

3. Production of edible products

3.1. Milk products

This country has no known additional requirements for the production of milk products that differ to those required by the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005.

Dairy products that do not meet the definitions of milk products in the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005 may also need to be regulated through Part 2 of the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005, when required by importing countries.

These products are referred to as Dairy by Definition (DBD). Examples of DBD products include such as colostrum, ice-cream, milk products made with non-bovine milk.

4. Production of inedible products

4.1. Manufacturing Grade (DM) milk and milk products

This country has no known additional requirements for Manufacturing Grade milk and milk products that differ from Schedule 5 and 9 of the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005.

Manufacturing Grade products are defined in the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005.

4.2. Animal food

Unless animal food is prepared at an establishment that produces milk and milk products for export as food, these products are non prescribed goods.

In accordance with the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005, animal food must be clearly identified as animal food and not for human consumption. It must also be segregated from and not contaminate milk and milk products that are for human consumption.

4.3. Technical products and pharmaceutical material

Unless technical products and pharmaceutical material are prepared at an establishment that produces milk and milk products for export as food, these products are non prescribed goods. They are not regulated by theExport Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005.

5. Labelling, shelf life, and shipping marks (port marks)

5.1. Labelling and packaging

This country has no known specific requirements for labelling and packaging in addition to those provided in the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 7.

5.2. Shelf life restrictions

This country has no known specific requirements for shelf life restrictions other than those provided in the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 5 and 7.

5.3. Shipping marks (port marks)

This country has no known specific requirements for shipping marks (port marks).

6. Documentation requirements for edible products

6.1. Milk and milk products (including dairy by definition products)

Dairy Good by Definition or Dairy by Definition (DBD)

The term, DBD, is used to describe dairy products that are considered to be a dairy product by an importing country and need to be certified using the same certificate as the dairy goods prescribed under the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005, even though they are not listed as a prescribed goods in these orders.

DBD products must be manufactured in an export registered establishment in accordance with all the requirements of the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005

If a product is not listed as a prescribed under Australia's export orders, it is the responsibility of the exporter to confirm what certificate is required and to ensure that DBD products that require a dairy certificate, such as the ZD035 Health Certificate, comply with Australia's export orders.

Dairy products that are prescribed under Australia's export orders

(a) milk (other than colostrum) obtained from an animal of the bovine species; and

(b) following milk products derived from milk (other than colostrum) obtained from an animal of the bovine species:

(i) flavoured milk and modified milk;

(ii) cream and thickened cream;

(iii) butter, butter concentrate, buttermilk, concentrated buttermilk, dairy blend, ghee (clarified butter) and anhydrous milk fat (butter oil);

(iv) casein, caseinate and cheese;

 (v) whey, whey cream and concentrated whey cream;

(vi) cultured milk and yoghurt;

(vii) butter milk powder, lactose powder, milk sugar, powdered milk, skim milk powder, whey powder, milk protein powder, condensed milk, milk minerals and other milk concentrates;

(viii) dips containing yoghurt, cream cheese or other dairy base;

(ix) any other like milk product a major component of which is milk.

Health certificate for milk powder

For milk powder, use the EX314A Health Certificate. Note: The EX314A is not provided for the following ice cream powder DC codes in DML: DC0396, DC0397, DC0398, DC1167, DC1169. The EX314A contains the following attestations:

1. The products described in this certificate are of sound quality and are fit for human consumption.

2. The milk used in the production of the products described in this certificate is from a region or country that has been unaffected during the past 12 months by foot-and-mouth disease, vesicular stomatitis, rinderpest, peste de petits ruminants, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, lumpy skin disease, Rift Valley Fever and rinderpest.

3. Products described in this certificate have been produced from cow’s milk sourced in farming concerns free of bovine spongiform encephalopathy at the moment of collection.

4. Products described in this certificate have been produced from milk free of residues, antibiotics, hormones, pesticides or any other substances known to be harmful to health in accordance with the regulations in force.

In respect of milk powder, the levels of dioxin and PCB do not exceed the accepted international standards and meet the following toxicological specifications:

AntisepticsPCBDioxinIronCopper

Not present

100 nanograms per gram of milk fat

1 to 4 pico-grams per gram of milk fat

Maximum of 10 parts per million

Maximum of 1.5 parts per million

The country set up a programme of evaluation and management of risks, and a plan of monitoring for fast detection and prevention against any contamination against PCB and dioxins.

5. The products described in this certificate have undergone microbiological analysis and meet health and quality standards.

In respect of milk powder, the manufacturer’s sampling and inspection programs ensure compliance with the following microbiological specifications.

Type of product – milk powder

Criteria

n
c

m

Aerobic germs at 30°C

5

2

5x104

Coliforms525
Staphylococcus aureus50not present
Sulfite-reducing clostridium at 46°C
5
0
not present
Yeasts5250
Mould5250
Salmonella50not present

6. Products to be exported to Algeria (milk powder) must be less than three months old at the time of loading for shipment.

7. According to radiation inspection programs, the products described in this certificate do not contain radiation levels exceeding the following amounts:

*Americium-241 1 becquerel/kg *Plutonium-239 1 becquerel/kg
*Cesium-134 202 becquerel/kg

 *Cesium-137 267 becquerel/kg

*Iodine-131 67 becquerel/kg*Strontium-90 67 becquerel/kg
Health certificate for hard and semi hard cheeses

For hard and semi hard cheeses, use the EX314B Health Certificate. The EX314B contains the following attestations:

1. The products described in this certificate are of sound quality and are fit for human consumption.

2. The milk used in the production of the products described in this certificate is from a region or country that has been unaffected during the past 12 months by foot-and-mouth disease, vesicular stomatitis, rinderpest, peste de petits ruminants, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, lumpy skin disease, Rift Valley Fever and rinderpest.

3. Products described in this certificate have been produced from cow’s milk sourced in farming concerns free of bovine spongiform encephalopathy at the moment of collection.

4. Products described in this certificate have been produced from milk free of residues, antibiotics, hormones, pesticides or any other substances known to be harmful to health in accordance with the regulations in force.

In respect of hard and semi hard cheeses, the levels of dioxin and PCB do not exceed the accepted international standards and meet the following toxicological specifications:

AntisepticsPCBDioxinIronCopper

Not present

100 nanograms per gram of milk fat

1 to 4 pico-grams per gram of milk fat

Maximum of 10 parts per million

Maximum of 1.5 parts per million

The country set up a programme of evaluation and management of risks, and a plan of monitoring for fast detection and prevention against any contamination against PCB and dioxins.

5. The products described in this certificate have undergone microbiological analysis and meet health and quality standards. In respect of hard and semi hard cheeses, the manufacturer’s sampling and inspection programs ensure compliance with the following microbiological specifications.

Criteria

nc

m

Staphylococcus aureus51100
Salmonella50not present
Listeria monocytogenes10not present

6. Products to be exported to Algeria (hard and semi hard cheeses) must be less than three months old at the time of loading for shipment.

7. According to radiation inspection programs, the products described in this certificate do not contain radiation levels exceeding the following amounts:

  • *Americium-241 1 becquerel/kg
  • *Cesium-134 202 becquerel/kg
  • *Iodine-131 67 becquerel/kg
  • *Plutonium-239 1 becquerel/kg
  • *Cesium-137 267 becquerel/kg
  • *Strontium-90 67 becquerel/kg
Health certificate for butter

For butter products, use the EX314C Health Certificate. The EX314C contains the following attestations:

1. The products described in this certificate are of sound quality and are fit for human consumption.

2. The milk used in the production of the products described in this certificate is from a region or country that has been unaffected during the past 12 months by foot-and-mouth disease, vesicular stomatitis, rinderpest, peste de petits ruminants, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, lumpy skin disease, Rift Valley Fever and rinderpest.

3. Products described in this certificate have been produced from cow’s milk sourced in farming concerns free of bovine spongiform encephalopathy at the moment of collection.

4. Products described in this certificate have been produced from milk free of residues, antibiotics, hormones, pesticides or any other substances known to be harmful to health in accordance with the regulations in force.

In respect of pasteurised butter, the levels of dioxin and PCB do not exceed the accepted international standards and meet the following toxicological specifications:

AntisepticsPCBDioxinIronCopper

Not present

t

1 to 4 pico-grams per gram of milk fat

Maximum of 10 parts per million

Maximum of 1.5 parts per million

The country set up a programme of evaluation and management of risks, and a plan of monitoring for fast detection and prevention against any contamination against PCB and dioxins.

5. The products described in this certificate have undergone microbiological analysis and meet health and quality standards. In respect of pasteurised butter, the manufacturer’s sampling and inspection programs ensure compliance with the following microbiological specifications.

Type of product – pasteurised butter

Criteria

nc

m

Aerobic germs at 30°C

5

2

102

Coliforms5210
Staphylococcus aureus5210
Yeasts
5
2
not present
Mould52not present
Salmonella
50not present
Phosphatase10negative

Products to be exported to Algeria (pasteurised butter) must be less than three months old at the time of loading for shipment.

7. According to radiation inspection programs, the products described in this certificate do not contain radiation levels exceeding the following amounts:

  • *Americium-241 - 1 becquerel/kg
  • *Cesium-134 - 202 becquerel/kg
  • *Iodine-131 - 67 becquerel/kg
  •  *Plutonium-239 - 1 becquerel/kg
  • *Cesium-137 - 267 becquerel/kg
  • *Strontium-90 - 67 becquerel/kg
Attachment to health certificates - EX314A, EX314B, and EX314C - AA10

As the attestations of the health certificates listed above print over two pages, shipping markes, numbers and container numbers, description of goods, production date, batch/lot codes, expiry date, total net weight and gross weight need to print on the AA10 Attachment to Health Certificate.

Other milk products

For milk and milk products (except for butter, casein, milk powder, hard cheese, semi hard cheese, infant powder, whey powder and membrane & ultra filtration product) for human consumption, please contact the Department of Agriculture as to the correct certification to be used.

Basis on which specific attestations on EX314A, EX314B, and EX314C can be made

(a) Animal health assurances - These can be made on the basis of Australia's animal health status and import policies.

(b) Food safety assurances - These can be made on the basis of Australia's food safety controls and import policies. There is a very high level of margin in the toxicological specifications for PCB, dioxin, iron and copper listed in attestation 4 and the levels detected in Australia and  would be likely to be detected in countries from which dairy product ingredients are sourced. There is also a very high level of margin between the radiation levels listed in attestation 7 and the levels detected in product manufactured in Australia, including those containing imported ingredients.

(c) Microbiological specifications - These can be made on the basis of laboratory certificates that must be lodged prior to collection of the health certiicates.

(d) Restriction on product that is more than 3 months old at the time of loading - These can be made by checking the date of manufacture on health certificates.

NATA certificates

National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) certificates are required for all milk and milk products being exported to Algeria, as per Section 5 of the Algerian Health Certificate, the Microbiological Criteria of Milk and Milk products and the Food Standards Code. NATA results do not need to be provided for sulphite reducing organisms for milk powder, as there is no NATA laboratory currently accredited for this test.

NATA certificates must be available at audit or if requested by the department.

If an Algerian certificate does not nominate a specific microbiological standard for a particular microbiological parameter, the Algerian authorities have advised the Department of Agriculture to use the standards provided in Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005.

Exporter declarations and raising RFPs

Exporters must include the following exporter declaration in each Request for Permit - 'Milk products in this shipment meet Algerian product testing requirements. Results are supported by NATA certification.

Whenever export documentation is obtained, the exporter must provide a declaration stating that all the information provided in the permit is true and complete. They must also state that they are in possession of a declaration of compliance that:

  1. applies to the milk and milk products
  2. complies with the requirements of clause 6 of Schedule 9 of the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005

When raising a Request for Permit, exporters must provide:

  • the batch code of the consignment
  • use-by dates for each line item
  • gross weight amounts for each line item
  • gross weight units for each line item
  • transfer documentation
  • a Declaration of Compliance.
Transit Certification Requirements

 Milk and milk products transiting the European Union or the United States may require transit documentation. These certificates are available as additional certificates through the EXDOC system. If the product is transiting the United States, standard certification is required and the exporter should contact the Department of Agriculture for advice on how this certification may be issued. If the product is transiting a European Union member state, see the particular European Union member state regarding the certificate template to select.

6.2. Ships stores

Export certification is not issued for ships stores as the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005 do not apply. Ships stores are milk and milk products on ships or aircraft for the use of passengers and crew or for the service of the ships or aircraft on a voyage from Australia.

6.3. Consignments under 10 kilograms and trade samples

It is the responsibility of exporters to determine through their importers if export certification is required for consignments and trade samples that are less than 10 kilograms or 10 litres, as an export permit is not required for such consignments.

6.4. Additional certificates available

The ZX01 Certificate as to Dioxin Status of Australian Dairy Products is available on request.

European Union (EU) transit certificates are available for consignments transiting the EU. Refer to the EU documentation requirements for edible products for the reference numbers and attestations in these certificates.

7. Documentation requirements for inedible products

7.1. Manufacturing Grade (DM) milk and milk products

The Department of Agriculture does not have information about certification requirements for Manufacturing Grade products exported to this country.

Some countries may accept the ZD016 Certificate as to Condition for Manufacturing Grade products. Exporters should check certificate requirements with their importer.

Certificate as to Condition for Manufacturing Grade products

The ZD016 Certificate as to Condition contains the following attestations:

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed in Regulations or Orders under the Export Control Act 1982 have been complied with in respect of the prescribed good described above, being goods that are:

  1. In sound condition
  2. Of Australian Origin

7.2. Animal food

The ZD015 Certificate as to Condition for Stockfood can be issued for stockfood made from milk and milk products.

The ZD015 Certificate contains the following attestations:

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed in Regulations or Orders under the Export Control Act 1982 have been complied with in respect of the prescribed good described above, being goods that are:

  1. In sound condition
  2. Of Australian Origin

7.3. Technical products and pharmaceutical material

The Department of Agriculture does not have information about certification requirements for exports of technical product and pharmaceutical material to this country.

Some countries may accept the ZD001 Certificate as to Condition. Exporters should check certificate requirements with their importer.

Certificate as to Condition

The ZD001 Certificate contains the following attestations:

I certify to the best of my knowledge that the information on this form is true and correct in every particular details and that the product described above is of Australian origin and is acceptable for sale in Australia.

8. Shipping and airfreight requirements

Milk powder, hard cheese, semi hard cheese and butter to Algeria must be less than 3 months old at time of loading. For AQIS purposes “time of loading” means date of departure.

The Health Certificates should be signed on or before the date of departure. If a replacement Health Certificate is issued after departure the “in lieu of” clause on the replacement Health Certificate should reference the health Certificate issued on or before departure.

This country has no other known specific requirements for shipping and airfreight. Milk and milk products must be transported to ensure their condition and integrity is maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005.

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Last updated: 25/03/2021 7:58 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 11:04 AM