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Algeria (DZ)

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1. Preconditions for market access

1.1 Establishment listing

There is no information on importing country requirements on this topic.

1.2 Access for products for human consumption

ProductAccess?
Finfish Yes
Bivalves Yes
Crustaceans Yes
Echinoderms Yes
Gastropods Yes
Cephalopods Yes
Tunicates Yes
CrocodileNo agreed certification

1.3 Access for non-prescribed goods

ProductAccess?
Technical products pharmaceutical materialNo agreed certification
Rendered productsNo agreed certification
Crocodile skins and hidesNo agreed certification
ShellsNo agreed certification

Non-prescribed goods are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021

Furthermore, the Rules do not apply to:

  • liquid fish products exported in a consignment of no more than 10 litres
  • dried fish and dried fish products (other than dried abalone) exported in a consignment of no more than 2 kilograms
  • fish and fish products (other than liquid fish and dried abalone) exported in a consignment of no more than 10 kilograms.
However, the Department may provide an export certificate if one is required by the importing country competent authority.

1.4 Australian products that do not meet Algerian official requirements

There are no known Australian fish and fish products that do not meet Algerian official requirements.

1.5 Premises and equipment

Algeria has no known additional requirements for premises and equipment that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

2. Operational requirements

2.1 General operational requirements

Algeria has no known additional requirements for specific operations that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

2.2 Microbial and residue sampling, and maximum acceptable limits

Algeria has no known additional requirements for microbial sampling of fish and fish products that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

3. Harvesting and processing

Algeria has no known additional requirements for sourcing of fish and fish products that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

3.2 Sourcing, slaughter and post-mortem inspection of crocodiles

Algeria has no agreed requirements for the slaughter and post-mortem inspection of crocodiles.

3.3 Refrigeration, transfer and loadout

Algeria has no known additional requirements for refrigeration, transfer and loadout that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

4. Production for human consumption

4.1 Fish and fish products

5. Production of non-prescribed goods

5.1 Non-prescribed foods

Technical products and pharmaceutical material

No agreed certification. Please contact import officials to confirm importing country requirements.

Shells

Shells are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

Crocodile skins and hides

Crocodile skins and hides are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

Rendered products

Rendered products are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

6. Labelling, use-by date, trade description and shipping marks (port marks)

6.1 Labelling and trade description

Algeria has no known specific requirements for labelling and trade description in addition to those provided in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

6.2 Use-by date and shelf life restrictions

Algeria has no known specific requirements for use-by dates and shelf life restrictions in addition to Departmental-administered legislation.

6.3 Shipping marks (port marks)

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

7. Documentation requirements for products for human consumption

7.1 Live seafood

For live seafood, use an FX46 Certificate as to Condition with endorsement 451.

The FX46 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 under the Export Control Act have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are;

  1. In sound condition
  2. Fit for human consumption
  3. Of Australian origin
Endorsement 451 – Algeria radioactivity

The goods described in this certificate have not been contaminated by radioactive elements from nuclear fallout. Analysis of representative samples of similar products has shown that the radioactivity level does not exceed the levels established by the Algerian Ministry of Commerce. Specifically:

IODINE 131Less than 67Becquerels per kilogram
CAESIUM 137Less than 267Becquerels per kilogram
CAESIUM 134Less than 202Becquerels per kilogram
STRONTIUM 90Less than 67Becquerels per kilogram
AMERICIUM 241Less than 1Becquerels per kilogram
PLUTONIUM 239Less than 1Becquerels per kilogram

7.2 Non-viable seafood

For non-viable seafood, use an FX46 Certificate as to Condition with endorsement 451.

The FX46 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 under the Export Control Act have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are;

  1. In sound condition
  2. Fit for human consumption
  3. Of Australian origin
Endorsement 451 – Algeria radioactivity

The goods described in this certificate have not been contaminated by radioactive elements from nuclear fallout. Analysis of representative samples of similar products has shown that the radioactivity level does not exceed the levels established by the Algerian Ministry of Commerce. Specifically:

IODINE 131Less than 67Becquerels per kilogram
CAESIUM 137Less than 267Becquerels per kilogram
CAESIUM 134Less than 202Becquerels per kilogram
STRONTIUM 90Less than 67Becquerels per kilogram
AMERICIUM 241Less than 1Becquerels per kilogram
PLUTONIUM 239Less than 1Becquerels per kilogram

7.3 Crocodiles

There is no agreed certification for import of crocodile meat into Algeria.

8. Documentation requirements for non-prescribed goods

8.1 Technical products and pharmaceutical material

There is no agreed certification for import of technical products and pharmaceutical materials into Algeria. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any technical products or pharmaceutical material.

8.2 Rendered products

There is no agreed certification for import of rendered products into Algeria. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any rendered products.

8.3 Crocodile skins and hides

There is no agreed certification for import of crocodile skins and hides into Algeria. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any crocodile skins and hides.

8.4 Shells

There is no agreed certification for import of shells into Algeria. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any shells.

9. Shipping and air freight requirements

Algeria has no known specific requirements for shipping and airfreight. Fish and fish products must be transported to ensure their condition and integrity is maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

10. Port-of-entry clearance inspection and testing

11. Definitions

Definitions can be found in the Export Control Act in conjunction with the Australian standard for fish names and the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Rules 2021.

Latest updates

10/06/2021 - References to export legislation have been updated.
Last updated: 30/08/2021 3:56 PMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:12 PM