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Notice 016 – Algeria – Cert of Free Marketing

24th July 2018


NUMBER: 016 DATE: 26th January 2018

Requests to Stamp Algerian Certificates of Free Marketing – Procedure

We are aware that exporters are being asked to get an Algerian Certificate of Free Marketing certified by their local Chamber of Commerce.

These requests seem to have been triggered by new rules introduced by the Algerian Customs authorities.

Whilst the British Chambers of Commerce are investigating further with the UK and Algerian Customs authorities, they are introducing a procedure to allow UK Chambers of Commerce to stamp Certificates of Free Marketing being requested by the Algerian authorities.

The procedure is as follows:

1. The exporter must complete the Certificate of Free Marketing on their company headed paper as per template below. No alternative wording can be used.

2. The Exporter must complete and sign the indemnity letter on their headed paper.

3. The exporter must provide evidence that the goods comply with the standards stated in the Certificate of Free Marketing. Examples of the type of acceptable evidence are ISO Certificates, CE marking compliance folders etc.

Should the exporter be unable to provide sufficient evidence, the Chamber reserves the right to refuse to stamp the document.

4. The exporter must provide evidence of the origin of the goods in the similar manner as applying for a certificate of origin.

5. The signatory of the certificate of Free Marketing must appear on the company’s valid Formal Undertaking held by the Chamber.

This document/ procedure can not be used for food or agricultural products. A Government certificate should be obtained by the relevant government department.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

Kind Regards

Gary Hayes

International Trade Manager

Surrey Chambers of Commerce

Please read: To be produced by the exporter on their Company Headed Paper