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SGS announces the introduction of a new service for the Conformity Assessment of Goods. Following the circular n° 16/DGC/2009 from the Bank of Algeria dated 16 February 2009 and in accordance with the Algerian law 0404-2004, Articles 15 and 16 of the Decree n° 05-465 and Article 26 of the Decree n° 05-467, all regulated products to be imported into Algeria must be accompanied with a document of conformity, issued by an authorized Inspection and Certification Body to testify that the goods are in compliance with the technical regulations and standards applicable in Algeria; The regulated products are all goods related to health, safety and the environment as per Article 13 of the Decree n° 05-465.
The document of compliance referred to as “Certificat de Contrôle de Qualité des Marchandises” in the note from the bank of Algeria is mandatory for customs clearance and must be issued by an authorized body in the exporting country for every shipment of regulated goods
The key objective of the program is to make sure that the all imported consignments of regulated products meet the mandatory quality, safety, and security requirements as per the Algerian technical regulations and standards approved by IANOR (Institut Algérien de Normalisation).
The conformity assessment and verification activities will be conducted by competent Certification & Inspection bodies in the exporting country; this will facilitate trade and avoid delays in customs clearance and potential losses that importers may be exposed to in case the goods are found noncompliant with the mandatory requirements.
SGS fulfils all the qualification criteria as Certification & Inspection body and has the necessary knowledge and experience for issuing the required document of compliance.
Its extensive experience in managing conformity assessment programs around the world enables SGS to offer efficient and comprehensive solutions to assist exporters and make sure their shipments are in conformity with the requirements for exports to Algeria.
SGS shall issue a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) for goods exported to Algeria following the review of reports from the following interventions:
Physical inspection prior to shipment Sampling, testing and analysis in accredited laboratories The CoC is issued if the results from above interventions are in conformity with the requirements of the applicable technical regulations and standards (IANOR, ISO/IEC, …)
SGS has the advantage of offering a “One-Stop-Service” to deliver customized solutions for inspection, testing & certification.
SGS is currently active in Conformity Assessment programs on behalf of government authorities in various countries, including Saudi Arabia (MoCI), Russia (GOST), Iran (ISIRI), Kuwait (PAI), and Kenya (KEBS).
Veronika Hrusakova
SGS Czech Republic, s.r.o.
Governments and Institution
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