Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • About the Chamber

    The chambers of commerce and industry were established during the occupation era. Over the years, these chambers have been considered as a concessionaire in relation to port areas, airports, economic spaces and transit warehouses. For example, they have expanded the port of Algiers. It also considered real estate owners and movables such as the Consular Palace, the Algiers Stock Exchange and the headquarters of banks and insurance companies. The Chamber also facilitates the work of training devices (training) such as commercial schools and other vocational schools. It also has contributions from several companies, including Air France, as well as it powers in conducting the Commercial Register and granting quality marks.

    The role of the chambers shrank in the early 1970s and was limited to broadcasting commercial information and professional training. The structure of the Chamber changed and the character of a public administrative institution was taken into account in the early 1980s. It was established within the framework of integrating the private sector into the development of the national economy, which has a steering board and is fully financed by the state budget. The year 1987 was the point of transition from the National Chamber of Commerce to a public institution of an industrial and commercial nature whose tasks include the involvement of institutions in activities, the adoption of the principle of the system of companies, the organization of dealers according to the professional activity.

    The year 1996 was the turning point in the structure of the Algerian Chamber. The name was changed until it became the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The classic consular missions were assigned to automatic membership, a hierarchical institution with a reduction in the number of chambers of commerce and industry and the inauguration of new bodies such as the General Assembly, The Council and the Committees. Funding for this room was planned to be from private resources, taxes, subsidies and subscriptions.

    The Chamber prepared the conditions of eligibility in 2000 and expanded its powers in the field of training, especially after the specialized gradation. The last amendment was in 2010, which was the result of the gradual transition from 20 to 48 Chambers of Commerce to industry to meet the needs and aspirations of economic agents, especially the pursuit of convergence and linking them to their room. The General Assembly of the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2010 moved from more than 400 members to 219 members and the Council of the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry moved from 55 to 19 members.

     

    Vision, Mission and Goals

    The Algerian chamber of commerce and industry at the national level and chambers of commerce and industry within the framework of its regional departments represents the public interests of the sectors of trade, industry and services of the public authorities, public institutions of an industrial and commercial nature enjoying moral personality and financial independence are placed under the tutelage of the minister in charge of trade.

    In this capacity, the Chambers have the following basic functions:

    • Representation of companies
    • Activate, upgrade and support companies
    • Formation, education and qualification of companies
    • Arbitration, mediation and reconciliation

    The Algerian Chambers of Commerce and Industry shall consist of elected bodies and administrative interests subject to the elected organs of the peaceful authority exercised by the President.

     

    Administrative interests are subject to the authority exercised by the Director-General for the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Director for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

     

    Activities and Services

    Information Center of the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    The main task of the Information Center of the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is to provide the business community with information that allows it to develop its capabilities in the fields of export, investment and management.

     

    A Directory to promote the supply of services to industry, trade, services and exporters

    • Card issuers of Algeria
    • Buying a regional corporate database
    • The virtual facade of Algerian products for export

    National Rehabilitation Program

    The National Rehabilitation Program (SME) is a program developed by the Algerian public authorities. This program aims to implement all necessary actions that will expand and develop the fabric of small and medium enterprises to play a leading role in national development.

    You can find out how to join the National Program for the Rehabilitation of Small and Medium Enterprises on the website of the National Agency for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises.

     

    Information on the National Market

    • Guide "Almshir" regional companies

    A Directory of Algerian enterprises in the sectors of industry, trade and services.

    Al-Masheer is a card holder with the Algerian institutions and associations in the sectors of industry, commerce and services and was designed by the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

    Al-Masheer provides free access to information on the activities of enterprises in relation to their products and services.

     

    Business Demonstrations

    The demonstrations Calendar is an online information platform that collects information related to commercial events (exhibitions, saloons, business days, weeks, etc.) with local, regional, national or international dimensions organized or programmed by various national and foreign organizers in Algeria during the year.

     

    Relationships and Alliances

     

    Partnership Agreements

    Partnership Agreement with the European Community

    The agreement is part of the Barcelona Process called for by the European Community to develop cooperative relations with the countries of the southern Mediterranean and to establish a long-term "common prosperity zone".

    This agreement, which was signed in Valencia, Spain, in April 2002, is not limited to the establishment of a free trade zone but also includes economic aspects (trade, economic and financial cooperation, investment flows) and political, social and cultural aspects necessary for sustainable development.

    The importance of this agreement for Algeria is in foreign trade transactions of 60% with the European Community.

    The Association Agreement entered its implementation phase on 01 September 2005 and there was no problem or any difficulty when it came into force due to the good preparation by the Government for this file through the establishment of a standing committee to prepare and follow up its implementation (supervised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) on 30 December 2004.

    The establishment of a technical committee responsible for the follow-up and establishment of the free trade zone expected in this framework on 23 August 2005 (which is chaired by the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry).

    The Ministry of Commerce has prepared a partnership agreement with the European Community in preparation of an "electronic guide" which can be accessed through an information network, directed to the attention of the heads of institutions and economic agents, and copies of which have been deposited with the press.

    In this context, a technical committee was set up to follow up this agreement on the ground on 23 August 2005.

    Regarding the preparation for the implementation of the Association Agreement with the European Community, the Ministry of Commerce has prepared a "guide to be accessed through an information network addressed to heads of institutions and economic agents. Copies of the press have also been deposited.

    Two specific paragraphs should be noted:

    • The first concerns the opening of negotiations on trade in services by 2010 (Article 37.2)
    • The second concerns the resumption of negotiations until 2010 in an effort to liberalize the trade of agriculture and food related to agriculture (Article 15).

    Finally, measures have been taken to protect national products through:

    • Procedures against the dumping of goods in markets (Article 22)
    • Compensation procedures (Article 23)
    • Protection proceures (Article 24)
    • Exceptional procedures for newly created industries or some restructured sectors (Article 11)

     

    The conditions and modalities of the application of protectionist, compensatory and anti-dumping measures have been determined by executive decrees published in Official Gazette No. 43 of 22 June 2005.

     

    General Status of Bilateral Agreements Signed by the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

     

     South Africa

    On 6 October 2004 in Pretoria, an agreement was signed between the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Federation of South African Chambers of Commerce.

     

    2. Germany

    On May 13, 1998 in Algiers, the Cooperation Agreement was signed by the Algerian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Africa, Frayn Afrika-Verein

    In June 2005, the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a cooperation agreement with the German Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK).

     

    3 - Hungary

    On December 16, 1996 in Algiers, the protocol of the agreement for the establishment of a coordinating committee for the promotion of trade exchanges was signed by the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its counterpart the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce.

      

    4. Indonesia

    On 19 February 1992 in Jakarta, the Director General of the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a cooperation agreement with the Middle East Committee and the Islamic Conference of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and signed a cooperation agreement with the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

    On 14 October 2003 in Jakarta, the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its counterpart, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a cooperation agreement to establish the Businessmen Council.

     

    5. Iran

    On 9 January 2005 in Algiers, the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its counterpart, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mines of Iran signed a cooperation agreement.

    On 20 September 2006 in Tehran, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mines of Iran.

    On November 22, 2010 in Tehran, the agreement was signed between the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its counterpart, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mines of Iran.

     

    6. Mauritania

    On 17 May 2001 in Algiers, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the General Union of Mauritanian Employers.

    On 27 December 2004 in Algiers, the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its counterpart, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Mauritania, signed a cooperation agreement and the agreement establishing the Businessmen Council.

     

    7. Niger

    On June 11, 1998 in Niamey, the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a cooperation agreement with the Niger Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture, Industry and Traditional Industries.

     

     8. Pakistan

    On 17 July 2003, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its Federal Federation of Chambers of Commerce of Pakistan.

     

    9. Peru

    On May 26, 2007 in Algiers, the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a cooperation agreement with the Lima Chamber of Commerce.

     

    10. Portugal

    On May 31, 2005 in Lisbon, the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed an agreement establishing the Businessmen Council with its Arab-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce.

     

    11. Qatar

    On 5 August 1998 in Algiers, the Agreement on the Establishment of the Businessmen Council was signed by the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

     

    12. Angola

    On 14 March 2008 in Luanda, a cooperation agreement was signed by the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its counterpart, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Angola.

     

    13. Romania

    On 11 October 1996 in Bucharest, the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a cooperation agreement with the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

    On 14 January 2003 in Algiers, the Agreement for the Establishment of the Businessmen Council was signed between the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania and Bucharest Chamber of Commerce.

     

    14. Serbia

    On 17 November 2009 in Belgrade, the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a cooperation agreement with its counterpart, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia.

     

    15. Singapore

    On 2 April 2006 in Algiers, the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Singapore Business Federation (SBF).

     

    16. Slovakia

    In June 2003, the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a cooperation agreement with the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

     

    17. Sudan

    On June 10, 2003, the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a memorandum of understanding with the Union of Sudanese Businessmen.

    On 26 January 2016 in Khartoum, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the General Federation of Sudanese Contractors.

     

    Sultanate of Oman

    On June 8, 2006 in Algiers, the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed an agreement establishing the Businessmen Council with its counterpart, Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

     

    19. Chad

    On 18 March 2014 in Algiers and on the occasion of the third session of the Joint Committee of Algerian-Chadian Cooperation, the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a cooperation agreement with its counterpart, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture, Mines and Traditional Industries of Chad.

     

    20 - Saudi Arabia

    In 2002 in Riyadh, the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed an agreement establishing the Algerian-Saudi Businessmen Council with the Saudi Council of Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

    On June 5, 2010, a cooperation agreement was signed by the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its counterpart, Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.