Algeria Market Entry

Algeria Market Entry

Subchapters:

  • Market entry
  • Forms and conditions of operation on the market
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Issues of intellectual property protection
  • Public procurement market
  • Payment terms, payment ethics and resolution of commercial disputes
  • Visas, fees, specific conditions of travel to the territory
  • Employment of citizens from the Czech Republic
  • Fairs and events

Market entry

Market protection

  • The 49/51 Investment Rule (Theory vs. Practice)
  • DAPS – super duties on 2608 items (increased in February 2022 from the original 992 items, super duties in the range of 30-200%)
  • Incoterm FOB – the use of FOB is now only a recommendation, the Algerian importer is also forced to preferentially consider the use of national shipping companies to ensure logistics. It is recommended to avoid Incoterms with the obligation to pay insurance that is payable in Algeria.
  • Budget Act 2018, Article 115: 129 items taxed at 5% → 30%, alternately applied
  • Ban on the import of selected fruits, red meats in fresh and frozen state (in the case of agrofood items, it is adjusted depending on the course of the month of Ramadan, import bans generally change dynamically), from June 2021 the ban on the import of marble, ceramics and porcelain, transformers and generators that are produced in the country
  • Restrictions on the import of medicines and medical devices (by USD 400M by the end of 2020, an effort to reduce expenditure on the import of medicines, regulatory attestation issued by the pharmaceutical industry section of the Algerian Ministry of Industry. The application must include a plan for the supply of goods for the specified year, a pro forma invoice for the needs of domiciliation, the state of the warehouse as of the date of application, customs administration form D10 in relation to previous deliveries as well as confirmation of domiciliation of previous deliveries, including orders for medical facilities.)
  • Quotas in the automotive industry 2019, quotas for reinforcing steel
  • Domiciliation → Economic Stability Committee (in the spirit of the 1980s and the so-called Economic Stability Committee, the restoration of a department that would assess the importance of international transactions in an attempt to protect the state of the foreign exchange account is being considered, for now only the long-term obligation of domiciliation/administrative procedure is applied to the importer’s bank, which checks the solvency of business partners.)
  • Non-compliance with the principles of the Association Agreement from 2005 – The above market protection measures are contrary to the merits of the Association Agreement with the EU. For that reason, the EU also declares international arbitration proceedings against ADLR. After many years of delays, only partial entry into the duty-free zone in September 2020.
  • Deferral of payment 45 days from the date of dispatch of the goods (from 2021) – Does not apply to strategic products, food products, products that are central to the Algerian economy, goods ordered by state institutions and state enterprises.

Automotive

After the quotas from May 2019, the assembly plants of foreign investors were closed, after a vacuum of several months in May 2021, new conditions for the import of complete cars were issued – import is only possible up to a volume of l, the concessionaire is only allowed to represent 2 brands of passenger cars and 3 brands of motor vehicles, viz. decree no. 21-175 published on May 9, 2021. These conditions were later revoked by the administration. So we are still waiting for the distributors to enable the import of cars, the publication of new conditions and implementing regulations. The conditions for the assembly of cars on site have not been finalized. Information on the conditions of automotive import and production on a special portal.

Electronics, electrical appliances

According to cheeroutdoor.com, integration from local sources of 40 to 80% is required, then the possibility arises to draw the benefits of the preferential regime, viz. regulation.

Import of cattle

As part of efforts to develop domestic breeding, the Algerian Ministry of Agriculture announced new zootechnical requirements. The priority that the Algerian Ministry of Agriculture gives to the import of live animals is also reflected in the reduction of customs duties, which are then close to zero in the case of the import of pregnant heifers.

Forms and conditions of operation on the market

Limited liability company – SARL

  • 2-20 partners, minimum capital 100,000 DZD in shares (1,000 DZD / share)
  • Liability is limited to the share capital contribution.

Joint Stock Company (SPA)

  • at least 7 shareholders, min. capital 1,000,000 DZD to 5,000,000 DZD in case of public offering of shares
  • Liability is limited to the share capital contribution.

Public Company (SNC)

  • usually corresponds to a family business
  • 2 partners and more, no minimum capital, everyone is jointly and severally liable for all their assets.

Limited Partnership (SCS)

  • less common in ADLR
  • at least 2 partners – two types of partners – limited partner and general partner, where one is liable for all his assets, and the other only up to the amount of unpaid debt, no minimum capital.

Limited Partnership (SCPA)

  • partners in a similar relationship as in a joint-stock company with at least 3 general partners
  • capital 1 million DZD, limited partner and general partner, where one guarantees his entire property, and the other only up to the amount of unpaid debt

Single Member Limited Liability Company (EURL)

  • the trader is both an executive and a legal entity, no minimum capital, he does not guarantee his own assets

Groupement (GR)

  • 2 or more partners without capital for an indefinite period, guarantee their own property jointly and severally unless a special contract stipulates otherwise, by registering in the OR, they obtain a PO

Businesses are usually associated in sectoral business associations, whose functioning is rather theoretical, among the most important and largest associations, where administrative support and information can be sought, include CAPC (ex. FCE – Forum des Chefs d’Entreprises) and CARE (Cercle d’Action et de Réflexion Autour de l’Entreprise).

A suitable guide for setting up a company in Algeria is the Je créé mon entreprise portal. Any type of business company must always be registered in the Commercial Register (CNRS). Payment of social and health insurance by the employer can be made on the CASNOS portal.

A Bureau de liaison / representative office of a foreign company can be established in Algeria, which is currently available only to two Czech companies, namely Vorrens and Pamco Int. It is governed by the decree of November 9, 2015. The license is issued for 2 years with the possibility of extension by the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Poland. This form of representation does not allow gainful activity and all costs must be paid in DZD obtained by exchanging imported foreign currency, the office must have a CEDAC bank account (b.ú. in convertible Algerian currency) with min. $5,000 as a deposit, then $30,000 with the same bank as capital.

In addition to the above-mentioned forms of representation, it is recommended to employ at least a local force to handle official documentation related to public contracts and news from the region.

Marketing and communication

In general, the marketing of Algerian companies lags significantly behind world trends and the quantity of marketing known from industrialized countries. Newly established small and medium-sized enterprises are oriented towards social media (FB, Instagram), even larger enterprises have technically and financially more expensive websites. Classic print advertising remains popular. From digital advertising, in addition to electronic versions of national newspapers, the most frequented advertising portal in the country, Ouedkniss, also offers advertising space.

The state agency ANEP manages over 107 national newspapers, including advertising messages in them, and is also responsible for the BOMOP public procurement gazette. In addition, private advertising agencies operate here, e.g. FanAdvertising Algérie, Memac Ogilvy, Original Idea, Calamus Advertising, 3A Algeria Advertising Agency, Agence Digitale 360. Advertising should not contain allusions to local religion or the political situation. Popular advertising channels are television, public broadcaster ENTV or radio.

For the publication of advertisements regarding the supply and demand of jobs, as well as explanations of employment legislation, it is advisable to contact the National Employment Office ANEM (i.e. the Labor Office). You can also turn to private HR agencies that manage portals with job offers for various types of contracts as standard, but which also provide consulting services. Among the most famous are Emploitic, Emploi Partner Algérie, Team RH or Halkorb RH.

Consumer profile

The population in Algeria is relatively young, although it is gradually aging. The median age is 28.9 years, which is 3 years more than 10 years ago. Algerian society consists of 43.5% people under the age of 24, 42.9% between the ages of 25 and 55, and 13.6% over the age of 55. The population growth rate in 2020 was 1.52%. On average, there are 6.12 people per household, which is a relatively high number. Women represent 49.4% and men 50.6% of the population, with 73.7% of Algerians living in urban areas. The northern coastal part is densely populated compared to the center and south of the country. The capitals are Algiers, Oran, Constantine and Annaba. According to the OECD, the level of education in Algeria is estimated to be one of the worst in the world. Although the number of students enrolled in university increases every year, the country still has a 17% illiteracy rate and 82% of adults have not completed high school.

Consumer behavior

Algerian society is not consumerist and consumption is determined by price. Everyday shopping is mostly done at retailers, although supermarkets and shopping centers are used in larger cities (in Algiers: Garden City, Ardiss, Center Commercial Ben Aknoun and others). About 66% of the population has confidence in the future of the economy, but this figure may be influenced by political and social tensions surrounding the election. E-commerce is growing in popularity, but online payments are still being abandoned in favor of cash payments made after the order, due to general unreliability. In general, consumers, if they can afford it, prefer foreign goods that are perceived to be of higher quality. However, the government has launched a campaign to promote local products. In terms of loyalty, although branding is an important purchasing factor, but consumers are willing to walk away for a better price. About 50% of the population has the Internet and is active on social networks. Buying decisions based on online advertising are not as common as in Europe or the US. Organic and non-intensive agriculture still attracts a small part of the population. Eating habits are changing to a diet richer in animal fat and sugar.

Issues of intellectual property protection

According to IPRI’s 2021 Property Rights Alliance index, ADLR ranks 100th out of 129 ranked countries in intellectual property protection and 12th out of 15 ranked countries in North Africa and the Middle East.

Protection of the right to industrial property

ADLR Member:

  • since 1966 the Paris Convention of 1883
  • since the 1972 Madrid Convention on the Registration of Marks
  • since 1972 the Nice Convention on the International Classification of Goods and Services for the purposes of trademark registration

Patents

Granting of patents is governed by Regulation No. 3-7 of July 19, 2003 on the patenting of inventions, as well as Convention No. 5-275 of August 2, 2005 regulating the methods of granting patents. A patent grants its holder the right to exclusive manufacture, use and sale of a product. The duration of the patent is set at 20 years from the date of application without the possibility of renewal. The application is submitted to the Institut national algérien de la propriété industrielle INAPI and the results are published in the Bulletin Officiel de la propriété industrielle BOPI.

Trademarks

Regulation No. 3-6 of July 19, 2003 and Regulation No. 5-277 of August 2, 2005 regulate trademark registration. According to acc. the regulation distinguishes different categories, such as product marks, service marks, trademark (marque collective), trademark that is generally famous (marque notoire), production mark (marque de commerce) and certification mark (marque de certification). Brands are also maintained on INAPI and are valid for 10 years with automatic renewal. Falsification of trademarks is then subject to a fine of up to 10 M. DZD.

Industrial designs and designs

The conditions for granting protection for industrial designs and designs are set out in Regulations No. 66-86 and 87 of April 28, 1966. The validity period is set at 10 years, after which the relevant tax for maintaining protection must be paid after the first year. Embezzlement is punishable by imprisonment for up to 6 months.

Protected designation of origin

The so-called Appellation d’origine is governed by Decree No. 76-65 of July 16, 1976. The Protected Designation of Origin is a system that seeks to protect the traditional names and brands of local agricultural products. It is valid for 10 years and can be renewed indefinitely.

Copyright protection in art and literature

It is regulated in Regulation No. 3-5 of July 19, 2003, and can be applied to the Office national des droits d’auteur et des droits voisins ONDA.

Public procurement market

Types of public contracts

Public contracts are awarded through publicly announced tenders. A 25% discount applies to quotes from local companies and local joint ventures with a majority Algerian share. In the tender conditions (i.e. cahier de charge, which are issued against a fee), the condition of the obligation of a foreign entity to invest in Algeria in the given field in the form of the creation of a joint venture with an Algerian entity may be stated by law. The Algerian economy is still largely controlled by the state, and state procurement represents an attractive opportunity for foreign entities in terms of volume and quality (it accounts for up to 20% of ADLR GDP – for comparison in OECD countries, this ratio is 12% of GDP).

Furthermore, it is also possible to participate in the domestic/national tender as a foreign entity, but with the promise that 30% of the supply will be secured from Algerian subcontractors. In addition to domestic and foreign tenders, there are so-called appels d’offre restreints. These represent about 7% of all listed tenders and only pre-selected suppliers can participate in them. If the supplier wants to be included in the list of pre-selected candidates, it is necessary to follow the listing of the so-called pré-sélection, and to participate in this selection process in advance.

In addition, the so-called gré à gré simple, i.e. free public contracts, are implemented – these are tendered in the case of an urgent need to provide a service or goods that are of national interest, or in the event that a supplier was not selected even in repeated public procurement procedures. Finally, there are the so-called gré à gré après consultation, which are used in the same way as in the previous case after repeatedly unsuccessful VZ, and also for all feasibility studies, services or supply of goods, where the existence of greater competition is not expected, or in the case of material that is subject to secrecy . For assistance in preparing documentation for participation in public contracts, one can turn to one of the many legal or consulting companies in the ADLR, or the trade and economic section of the embassy, ​​which will recommend experienced Czech entities in this regard.

Payment morale

Payment morale is generally good, although there are time delays, which are, of course, more related to demanding administrative processes than to the reluctance of state-owned enterprises to pay claims. Participating in public procurement proceedings is always a lengthy process that can take several years. In the first phase of evaluating the fulfillment of technical and business criteria, the entity must at best comply with the requirements, if it still complies and is evaluated as the most advantageous supplier of the given goods / service, this does not necessarily mean that the deal will be closed.

This phase can also occur a year later. The evaluation of the VZ takes place on the basis of a number of criteria, among them also the payment method, where the direct payment method is significantly favored in points (10 b compared to 2 b for a bank letter of credit). Direct payment is generally not recommended, as it exposes the exporting company to an unnecessarily high risk of non-payment on time. Delays of many months are thus recorded, and for participation in the AGM in ADLR, but also as a general rule for trading with Algerian partners, it is recommended to use exclusively a bank letter of credit. The deadline for reimbursement of VZ is usually set at an average of 90 days (paradoxically, the legislation does not set any deadlines here, it only sets the deadline for official approval between 1-2 months).

Legislation and issues

The rules for the organization of public procurement are primarily defined by Presidential Decree No. 15-247 of 16 September 2015 on the organization of public procurement. The Office for the Regulation of Public Procurement operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance, which is responsible for listing, monitoring, statistics and auditing of public procurement. The relatively complex legislation on the issue of public procurement in ADLR is characterized primarily by incoherence.

Very short deadlines for submitting an offer from the moment the AGM is announced are also mentioned as a frequent problem – the minimum time is not officially set, but it is around 15 days on average. Most public contracts are also not completely public, i.e. complete information, including technical and business requirements, is available against a fee for the so-called cahier des charges. The text of the contract itself on the public contract is usually not up for much discussion, and however it is possible to propose changes, it is known from practice that these are not accepted positively by the Algerian institutions. The text is standardized and comes directly from the law, which is also the main argument presented, after which the negotiations end.

Trends

From the beginning of 2021 in the sense of the amendment to the Budget Act of 2020, which abolished the restrictive investment rule 49/51 valid since 2009 (the majority minority share belonged to a foreign shareholder despite the financial, technical or social capital invested in the joint venture), and furthermore, in terms of the 2021 Budget Act, which provides for a number of tax breaks for investors, we observe a general decrease in the number of tender orders issued in favor of investments preferred by the Algerian government.

Since 2019, the issuing and progress of public contracts has also been strongly influenced by turbulent political developments, in many cases linked to the disclosure of corruption cases. In particular, during the “revolutionary” year of 2019, a significant number of contracts were declared “infructueux/unsuccessful” and there were more significant delays in payments, which were linked to the excessive caution of state bank officials in conducting international transactions. Given the massive redundancies in top management at the time, this was an unsurprising defense mechanism, and in known cases a remedy was negotiated.

Links to public procurement portals

  • AlgeriaTenders – the commercial and economic section has paid access to the database and can thus provide detailed previews of selected tenders
  • Ministry of Defense
  • Ministry of Health

Payment terms, payment ethics and resolution of commercial disputes

The ways of resolving commercial disputes are similar to those in other countries. The name of the commercial dispute resolution department of the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( CACI ) is Center de Conciliation, de Médiation et d’Arbitrage and the list of lawyers in Algiers is given on the website www.barreau-alger.dz of the local bar association. In the event of a dispute over a public contract, these are resolved through various authorities in the case of the participation of Algerian or foreign companies. Problems and risks can most likely arise from cultural differences. For most Czech companies, which mainly focus on English in their communication with foreign countries, the local francophone tradition is also a complication.

In Algeria, the permitted payment conditions for importation are bank letter of credit and documentary collection, in exceptional cases direct payment, which technically causes high payment morale, but less flexibility of payments. In the case of public contracts, a time delay of 3, 6 or even 9 months is common, and is caused more by administrative delays than by the unwillingness or insolvency of the client. In some cases, it is necessary to urge the bank directly, if not directly to the ADLR Central Bank. Bank guarantees are often omitted, which unjustifiably increases costs for the exporter. Again, this is a lack of communication and a different administrative culture on the part of the Algerian authorities.

Visas, fees, specific conditions for traveling to the territory

Visa applications are submitted at the Algerian Embassy in Prague on forms in duplicate, the passport must be valid for at least 6 months and the fees are published on www.algerie.cz. We recommend submitting the application even 3 weeks before the trip. In exceptional cases, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Algiers can send an invitation letter and thereby support the application for Algerian visas.

There is no direct flight between the Czech Republic and ADLR. It is recommended to travel by regular commercial flights of private companies on the routes Paris CDG, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Rome – Algiers (Houari Boumediene airport in between). If the destination of the trip is not Algiers, but another Algerian city with a regional airport, it is advisable to use the numerous regional flights of Air Algérie. Alternatively, Tassili Airlines flights can be used, and Air Express Algérie services can be used for travel to oil and gas fields.

For those traveling by car, the nearest ferry port to Algiers is in Marseille. The cruise takes around 20 hours. The border between Algeria and Morocco is closed (since 1994), since 2021 there is not even a direct air connection. The border between Algeria and Tunisia is passable.

Transfers in Algeria can be carried out independently or with the assistance of a military or police escort, which can be requested through the DREC (Direction des relations extérieures et de cooperation du Ministère de la Défense). It is advisable to ask for an escort when traveling to the south of the country, where residual terrorism is recorded. Areas with an increased risk for foreigners are continuously indicated in travel recommendations on the website www.mzv.cz in the Traveling section .

Safety

Due to the ongoing risk of security incidents, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic recommends taking extra care when traveling to Algeria and observing all principles of individual safety. Security risks are mainly associated with individual tourism. It is not recommended to move for the purpose of individual tourism outside urban agglomerations in the north of the country in uninhabited places that are not under the constant control of local security forces. Unorganized individual trips to the southern regions of the country are not recommended at all. Increased vigilance and observance of basic safety rules are encouraged even in cities.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic recommends that all travelers register in the DROZD database.

In case of emergency, you can contact the emergency line of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Algiers +213/770/899090 .

Due to possible changes, e.g. with regard to developments in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend following the news on the website of the embassy in Algiers.

Movement around the city

Algiers airport is only 30 minutes away from the center. For transportation, it is possible to use a taxi (widely available, usually you can individually agree with the taxi driver on a regular service), or the Algerian equivalent of the Uber services, i.e. YASSIR, TEMTEM or COURSA. The capital city is not very suitable for pedestrians and there is limited public transport including one metro line, one tram line and the ETAC cable car. Connections can be searched on AOTUA ETUSA.

There are commonly available car rental companies in the country, for example directly at the Aymen Car Services airport. Relatively high-quality but not frequent railway connections can be used between the cities, which can be found on the SNTF.

Hotels

There is no shortage of hotel services in ADLR, both from international chains and local private hotels. In the capital of Algiers near the airport, you can use hotels such as Hyatt Regency, IBIS, AZ Hotel. In the city center, El-Aurassi, Sofitel or the former St. Georges part of the famous El-Djazair chain. Alcohol, other catering services, ATMs, WIFI connection, meeting rooms, sports and relaxation zones are usually available in the hotel. Tap water is not drinkable anywhere in the country.

Bank services

ADLR is a cash economy and bank cards are practically not used, most merchants do not even have terminals, if they do, their use is rather risky. Although the Algerian government strives to strengthen cashless payments and distributed thousands of terminals to small and medium-sized businesses in the last year, they are not used in practice. ATMs are commonly available in banking houses, shopping centers, airports, hotels and post offices.

However, the limited convertibility of the Algerian dinar allows the withdrawal of foreign currency only in banking houses, and this requirement may encounter problems due to the current situation of the Algerian economy. There is also a system of regional bank cards known as CIB and EDAHABIA, which can only be used for transactions between state-owned enterprises, pension withdrawals at the Algerian post office, etc.

List of banks that have a branch in the country:

  • Banque extérieure d’Algérie (BEA)
  • Banque nationale d’Algérie (BNA)
  • Banque de l’agriculture et du développement rural (BADR)
  • Banque de développement local (BDL)
  • Crédit populaire d’Algérie (CPA)
  • Caisse nationale d’épargne et de prévoyance (CNEP Banque)
  • Caisse nationale de mutualité agricole (CNMA)
  • Banque Al Baraka Algeria Arab Banking Corporation (ABC)
  • Natixis Banque
  • Societe Generale Algeria
  • Citibank Arab Bank Plc
  • BNP Paribas el Djazair
  • Trust Bank
  • Algeria Gulf Bank
  • Fransabank el Djazair
  • Al Salam Bank Algeria SPA
  • HSBC Algeria SPA
  • Bank of Algeria / Central Bank

Employment of citizens from the Czech Republic

The condition for employment is a work permit, which is arranged by the employer after submitting a copy of the employment contract and the preliminary approval of the Labor Offices at the villa level under the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs ( detailed description of the administrative procedure ), and a work visa, which is applied for at the Algerian Embassy in Prague. Art. 10 of Act No. 81-10 on the employment of citizens of foreign nationality stipulates that a work permit is issued for a period of 2 years with the possibility of extension. Furthermore, all significant changes in the employment contract are subject to the reporting obligation to the territorially competent authorities within 48 hours.

Violation of the rules established by Law No. 81-10 on the employment of citizens of foreign nationality, Decree No. 82-510 on the conditions for issuing work permits to citizens of foreign nationality and Presidential Decree No. 3-251 on the conditions of residence of citizens of foreign nationality on the territory of Algeria punishable by fines in the amount of 10,000 to 20,000 DZD (e.g. missing documents, invalid work permit, documentation that does not correspond to reality).

Individuals falling into the following categories are exempt from the obligation to hold a work permit: diplomats and representatives of international organizations, foreign media journalists, interns, artists with a stay of up to 3 months, business representatives on business trips, international transport workers, free zone workers, personnel hired for public construction work, shareholders of domestic companies.

The minimum salary of a so-called SNMG in Algeria is 20,000 DZD (approx. EUR 120), the salary of a university-educated engineer is around 110,000 DZD (approx. EUR 670). The Muslim working week lasts from Sunday to Thursday (Friday is considered a holiday) and the maximum working hours do not exceed 12 hours per day for 5 consecutive days. The time from 9 pm to 5 am is considered the night shift.

Bonuses for work outside the contractual hours are usually paid as follows: 50% for overtime, 100% for public holidays, 25% for work from 6pm to midnight and 50% for work from midnight to 8am. The legal minimum age for working is 16, and retirement is only possible after the age of 60. Statutory leave amounts to 30 calendar days, plus benefits for an additional 10 days when performing activities in the south of the country. Recruitment of employees can be done through the Algerian labor office ANEM, or private recruitment agencies, among which Emploitic and Algérie Emploi stand out. Trade unions are usually active in Algeria and the most prominent of them is the UGTA.

The condition for the use of local health care is the payment of a medical examination or procedure, with the fact that the refund is subsequently handled individually by the insurance company with which a valid travel health insurance for the region was arranged in advance. In conversion, the prices of tours are in the order of hundreds of CZK, sometimes even less. The same goes for prescription drugs. It is recommended to use private health facilities and clinics as opposed to state ones. Employees of foreign nationality are subject to the same tax system as local employees, viz. You can read everything about social and health insurance in Algeria on the CNA portal.

The ADLR has ratified a number of conventions in the field of labor and employment within the framework of its membership in the ILO and in the ALO. Detailed statistics on employment in ADLR are available in the ILOSTAT database.

Contact for visa and work permit applications:

Embassy of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria in Prague

In silence 483/10 160 01

Prague 6

e-mail: [email protected]

tel.: (00420 )233 101 770

(00420) 233 371 144

Fairs and events

An overview of important fairs and exhibitions is presented on the website of the Algerian state enterprise SAFEX. A number of major events take place in Oran at the Center de Convention Mohammed Benahmed. Information about other important events can be obtained directly from the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Algiers by e-mail at [email protected]

POLLUTEC

An established trade fair focused on water management, purification technologies, water desalination, but also water resource management and the construction of waterworks, and marginally, in the broader sense of the word, waste management, takes place in the SAFEX Exhibition Palace in Algiers. Its counterpart is a smaller event called REVADE. but with more emphasis on waste management and recycling.

BATIMATEC or FIA

In both cases, these are primarily engineering fairs, where, of course, companies from the construction and energy industries are also often represented. Although the FIA ​​has a longer history, interest in it is declining in favor of BATIMATEC – both are held annually at the SAFEX Palace in Algiers.

FPA

Due to the logic of the structure of the Algerian economy, the fair of Algerian production is primarily focused on the military area and topics related to all infrastructure for the security forces. An important part is also the pavilion, which reflects the increasing activity in the field of agriculture/food. Companies from the electrical industry are also represented here.

SECURITY

The relatively young fair focuses on everything related to both internal and external security, the security of individuals, households, and industrial security. The fair is also held in SAFEX and offers a varied accompanying program.

ERA

The trade fair focused on renewable energy sources and green solutions takes place at the Center de Convention exhibition palace in Oran. The fair presents energy giants, national agencies and a wide range of private companies that strive to fulfill the government’s EnR energy efficiency strategy.

SIPSA-FILAHA

The largest ever salon focused on agriculture and food industry is also held in the SAFEX exhibition palace. In 2021, start-up awards for innovations in agriculture will also be awarded as part of it, and an increase in the interest of exhibitors is expected.

MaghrebPharma – SIPHAL

MaghrebPharma is the largest trade fair in Africa focusing on the pharma industry, it takes place at the Center International des Conférences in Algiers, SIPHAL can be visited at the SAFEX exhibition palace.

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