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Algeria CoC Services

Algeria CoC Services

General Information:

Algeria government requires mandatory CoC (Certificat de contrôle de qualité) based on international safety standards, before products can be imported into the country.  Original copy of certificate must be presented to Algeria customs at the time of import clearance and must be issued in the country of export.

Products with radio and/or wireless transmitter are required to meet Algeria’s Radio Type Approval scheme.  This approval is under the Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunications of Algeria.

Challenges Obtaining and Maintaining Algeria Certification

Obtaining Algerian certification can be tricky, and delays can occur from not going in with the right certification plan, or having the incorrect understanding of the certification process.  The following are preventable issues that can cause delays:

  • Initial test plan not designed to leverage base model or wireless module to the full extent
  • Product operating details are not well translated
  • No designated in-country local representative
  • Not setting up and scheduling CoC product inspection prior to shipment
  • Certificate expirations cause unexpected lapse in coverage

How Can We Help?

G&M utilizes the following practices to achieve a fast and efficient Algeria certification:

  1. G&M can assign an in-country local representative to be the certificate holder
  2. Rely on G&M team’s experience to communicate directly with certification authorities to minimize communication gaps.
  3. Assist in shipping samples, and maintain good relationships with customs clearance agencies to expedite the clearance process
  4. Schedule pre-inspection for shipment
  5. Track and alert customers of upcoming renewals of certificates with G&M’s proprietary Certificate Alert and Tracking System (CATS)

G&M Compliance has established partners in Algeria to ensure that the certification process is completed in a timely manner. Our compliance experts understand the regulations and technical requirements necessary to minimize the risk of certification delays or rejection.  In addition we stay updated on ever-changing regulations and requirements.

For more information, additional questions, or to request a quote – Please submit an online RFQContact Us, or call.

Physical shipment inspection is required before a CoC certificate can be issued.  We can arrange with you a mutually convenient date, time and location for the shipment inspection to be carried out.  This can normally be arranged within 48 hours.  The following documents and information are required:

  • A copy of Commercial Invoice
  • Letter of Credit (L/C)
  • A copy of the Quality Management System Certificate (ISO 9001), if available
  • Test documents such as test reports, test certificates, etc.
  • Packing list and Bill of Lading

Certification Mark:  None

In Country Representation:  Required

In Country Testing:  Not Required

Expiration Details:  Certificate expires 2 years after issuance

Continuing Surveillance:  No factory inspection or market surveillance

We have found that often times certification bottlenecks can occur within a manufacturer’s organization.  As a result, we offer a service to provide internal help managing regulatory certification tasks.  Because G&M is not a certification body, we are in a unique position to offer valuable regulatory expertise without any conflict of interest issues.  In such cases we place G&M certification experts into our customers’ organizations to manage the certification process for them.  Once on the inside, our managers can leverage G&Ms collective experience to guide certification processes in an efficient and cost-effective manner.  To learn more about this service see our Homologation Management Service Page.  
Untimely expirations of certificates can cause delays in product deliveries.  Re-certification of products will generally be treated as new submittals instead of certificate renewals.  This can be time-consuming and costly.  G&M provides a web-based certification tracking system that alerts users when expirations are coming, provides on-line storage of important certification documentation, and is searchable by certification specific criteria.  For more information on this system see our CATS page.