The export in Algeria: an easy operation?

Import-export is considered to be the engine and cornerstone of the global economy and international trade. We often believe that this subject is one of the most complicated without knowing that many simple details are missing.

The forwarder INTRAMAR provides us all we need to know about exporting in Algeria, beginning from the most exported products to documents to provide, making the task easy.

Knowing that importing is as important as exporting, this one carries a socio-cultural value. Exporting a product to a foreign country allows indirectly to export a national brand and to make known a specific cultural trait of a certain country.

In Algeria case, which is very rich at all levels, hydrocarbons are the main source of incomes. In recent years a certain economic diversification has been imposed, particularly in the fields:

  • Agricultural;
  • Medical;
  • As well as that of the tannery and clothing. For example.

The most exported Algerian products

during the year 2021-2022:

  • Food products:
    • the cheeses,
    • the canned goods,
    • fruits and vegetables,
    • pasta products,
    • drinks and olive oil,
    • to that we add frozen chicken wings and legs;
  • Pharmaceutical and cosmetic products;
  • Hygiene products and diapers;
  • Construction materials:
    • cements,
    • concrete round…;
  • Recovered products for recycling:
    • plastics,
    • lubricants uses,
    • bale of papers…;
  • Industrial rolling products:
    • agricultural tractors and trailers.

Being an easy and simplified operation, exporting should be strongly encouraged. In contrary to what most people think, the documents to be provide are twice simple than the file required when importing. Indeed, it is enough to have the right information and especially the right partners.

What should you know ?

First of all, it is not necessary to be a producer to be able to export. However, the advantage for the Algerian producer consists in the possibility of systematically exporting with the same code of its trade register.

Indeed, there are not many strict and binding requirements to respect.

The product can be exported in any physical state, whether gaseous, solid or liquid.

Each type has its own transport packaging:

  • Gas in cryogenic tanks,
  • liquids in flexy, dry and open top containers if required.

Thus, the goods are transported by land to the points of customs office airport or port accompanied by certain documents.

Documents to provide:

It is the export documentation, domiciled invoice, weight note or packing list, EUR1 if to Europe, certificate of origin or certificate in Arabic of origin within the framework of the inter Arab convention.

In addition to the above-mentioned elements, the file to be provided must in some cases include export authorizations submitted a priori by the various ministries depending on the product. However, it should be noted that most products are not affected by this condition.

Finally, export operations mainly require upstream logistics, the export itself at the border post is well simplified by customs and border police.

Is it necessary to have a good Logistician?

The answer is yes. An export operation strongly needs a good partner to achieve its objectives.

It is obviously a forwarder who will take care of all the necessary steps to move the goods from point A to point B. Indeed, it is a versatile person in the sense that it has the possibility of making this operation succeed on all levels.

In other words, this person, who plays the role of an intermediary, will be responsible for setting up the export operation, step by step.

And this, while avoiding to the exporter the administrative procedures mentioned above.

The forwarder also takes care of the legal aspect and ensures the logistics as well as the communication and coordination with the importing country.

Its know-how also allows to manage unexpected events or to settle disputes. This is a real guarantee of success and, above all, a huge time saver that can spare the exporter several constraints.

The company INTRAMAR (International Transit Maritime) whose headquarters are in Oran, has been in this field since 1993.
Specialized particularly in hydrocarbons, it is also present in other cities via its agencies at the level of “Arzew, Algiers, Skikda and Mostaganem”. In addition, its offices in “Ghazaouet (Tlemcen) and Djen Djen (Jijel)” tell a lot about its maritime expertise.

Concretely, INTRAMAR offers a wide range of services, such as customs clearance, supervision of commercial operations (loading/unloading), sub-customs warehousing, bundling and unbundling. Its activities concern air, rail, sea, road and international transport.

INTRAMAR also provides container transport, logistics, fleet management and other various services.

Its director considers that the Algerian state provides in this period all the facilities to operators, to boost non-hydrocarbon exports. Therefore, it is time to seize the opportunity.

Coordinates of INTRAMAR forwarding:

INTRAMAR siège 19 Av Larbi Tebessi Oran 31000

Phone N:
0 41 332 284