Algeria is often claimed to be the crossroads of three worlds Mediterranean, Arab and African. It’s a country of a diversified and rich cultural heritage.

Thanks toi ts millennia-long history, Algeria has a wealth of monuments and historical sites ranging from the Phoenician period, the Numidian Berber kingdoms, the Roman to the Muslim and Ottoman eras and the French colonization.

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Tassili N’Ajjer (Tamanrasset and Illizi) :

Tassili najjerLocated in a strange lunar landscape of great geological interest This site is home to one of the most important groupings of prehistoric cave art in the world. More than 15,000 drawings and engravings record the climatic changes, animal migrations and evolution of human life on the edge of the Sahara from 6,000 B.C. to the first centuries of the present era.

The goological formations are of outstranding scenic interest, with eroded sandstones forming "forests of rock"



Djemila Wilaya of Sétif

sites classes djemilaSituated 900 metres above sea-level, Djemila, or Cuicul, with its forum, temples, basilicas, triumphal arches and houses, is an interesting example of Roman town planning adapted to a mountain location.




 M’Zab Valley Wilaya of Ghardaïa

sites classes valee mzabA traditional human habitat created in the 10th century by the Ibadites around their five "ksour" (fortified cities), has been preserved intact in the M’Zab valley. Simple, functional and perfectly adapted to the environment, the architecture of M’Zab was designed for community living while conforming to the structure of the family. It is a source of inspiration for today’s urban planners.



Kasbah of Algiers

sites classes casbahThe Kasbah is a unique kind of medina or Islamic city. It stands in one of the finest coastal sites on the Mediterranean where a Carthaginian trading-post was established in the 4th century B.C. The Kasbah contains the remains of the citadel, old mosques and palaces as well as the vestiges of a traditional urban structure associated with a deep-rooted sense of community.




Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad, Province of M’Sila, Commune of Maadid “Bechara”

sites classes kalaa beni hamadIn a mountainous site of extraordinary beauty, the ruins of the first capital of the Hammadid emirs, founded in 1007 and demolished in 1152, provide an authentic picture of a fortified Muslim city. The mosque, whose prayer room has 13 aisles with eight bays, is one of the largest in Algeria.




Timgad, Province of Batna

sites classes timgad1Timgad that lies on the northern slopes of the Aurès Mountains, was created to serve as a military colony by the Emperor Trajan in 100 A.D. With its square enclosure and orthogonal design based on the cardo and decumanus, the two perpendicular routes running through the city, this site is an excellent example of the Roman town planning.



Tipaza, Province of Tipaza

sites classes tipazaOn the shores of the Mediterranean, Tipaza was an ancient Punic trading post conquered by Rome and turned into a strategic base for the conquest of the kingdoms of Mauretania. It comprises a unique group of Phoenician, Roman, Paleo-Christian and Byzantine ruins alongside indigenous monuments such as the Kbar Er-roumia, the great royal mausoleum of Mauretania, sometimes known as the “tomb of the Christian woman”.


Through its network, the National Agency for Investment Development (ANDI) supports foreign operators in their search for partners and projects in Algeria at a central and local level.

The agency currently has a network of 27 one-stop services across the country which help investors to complete the formalities involved in setting up businesses and implementing investment projects and facilitate their access to technical and regulatory information, as well as monitoring projects. The agency is the ideal intermediary for all investment opportunities in Algeria.

In this regard and in order to encourage and facilitate foreign investment in Algeria and enable Algerian operators to find foreign partners and vice versa, the National Agency for Investment Development (ANDI) has setup a partnership clearing-house, to be used as a tool for liaison between Algerian operators and foreigners. It comprises a database which enables the two parties to find business contacts and implement partnership activities, in conformity with the 51-49% requirement.

Thus, foreign investors interested in investing in Algeria will have the opportunity to research the projects submitted to the partnership clearing-house, which will give them an idea of the investment proposals from local operators. In addition, through this mechanism, Algerian operators will be able to find foreign business partners more easily to whom they have previously submitted their project ideas.

Projects can be registered in the framework of the partnership clearing-house by sending an email to the following address: .

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The political system of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is organized by the Constitution of 1996 (amended in 2002, 2008 and 2016)

The constitution, which sets out the general principles governing the Algerian society, introduced pluralism and established the separation of powers (executive, legislative and judicial).

It has established Institutions based on the participation of citizens in the governance, protects the principle of people’s free choice and gives legitimacy to exercise of the powers.

The President of the Republic is elected by direct, secret and universal suffrage for 5 years term, which can be renewable once.

President of the Republic appoints members of the Government after consultation with the Prime Minister, who coordinates the latter’s action.

The Algerian Parliament is bicameral. Its two chambers are the People’s National Assembly, which is elected in direct universal suffrage, and the Council of the Nation, where 2/3 of members are elected indirectly and 1/3 is designated by the President of the Republic from among eminent national individuals and authorities in the scientific, cultural, professional, economic and social fields.

The Constitution states that Islam is the religion of the state and Arabic is the national and official language. Tamazight is also a national and official language.

It outlaws all forms of discrimination and enshrines the inviolability of freedom of conscience and opinion.

Other rights, such as the right to health, the right to free education, the right to work, the right to belong to a trade union and the right to strike, are also guaranteed.

Finally, according to the Constitution, Algeria is working towards the realization of justice, freedom and peace in the world, towards strengthening international cooperation and the development of friendly relations between States based on the equality, mutual interest and non-interference in other’s internal affairs. It endorses the principles and objectives of the United Nations Charter.

The Constitutional Council, established by the Constitution of  February 23rd 1989, “ensures respect for the Constitution”.

The Constitutional Council is seized by the President of the Republic, the President of the Council of the Nation, the President of the National Assembly or the Prime Minister. The constitutional revision of March 2016 has expanded the possibility of referral to the Constitutional Council to fifty (50) members of the National Assembly or thirty (30) members of the Council of the Nation.


Economic Institutions :
Official Journal
Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry CACI
National Centre of Trade Register
General Office of Customs
General Office of Taxes
National Office for Statistics
Public Establishment of Town planning of the new city of Sidi Abdellah
ANSEJ National Agency for young people employment support
ALGEX National Agency for export promotion

Financial Institutions :
Bank of Algeria
BADR Algerian Bank for Rural Development
CPA Algerian Popular Credit
BEA Exterior Bank of Algeria
FGAR Guarantee Fund for SME
CAGEX Algerian Fund for exports
National Society of leasing

State’s Companies of participations :   
CABELEQ Cables and electric equipments industry
CEGRO Cereal
COJUB Drink, juice and canned food
CONSTRUMET Metallic constructions
DIPREST Diverse services
EQUIPAG Agricultural and industrial equipments
ERGTHY hydraulic works
FIDBER Land Transports
GENEST Surveys and Engineering
GEPHAC Chemistry and pharmacy
GESTOUR Tourism and hotel business
GESTRAMAR Maritimes transport
GICA Cement Industries
IM Manufacturing Industry
INDELEC Electro-domestic Industries
INDJAB Realisation and Buildings
IPRS Sanitary and red products Industry
PRODA Animals Productions
SGDA Farming development
SGP CENTRE Centre Local companies (divers activities)
SGP EST / SUD EST East Local companies (divers activities)
SGP OUEST West Local companies (divers activities)
SINTRA Public Works
TRAGRAL Agro-food transformation
TRANSLOB Steel transformation

Companies :  
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SONATRACH National Company of hydrocarbons transformation, transport and marketing
SONELGAZ National Company of Power and gas
Air Algeria
SNTF railway transport company
ENTMV maritime transport Company
Saidal medicines group

To open a liaison office in Algeria, applications must contain the following documents:

  1. a detailed letter of request for the attention of the Ministry of Commerce - Directorate General for Regulation and Activities Organisation (Ministère du Commerce- Direction Générale de la Régulation et de l’Organisation des Activités; 
  2. an application form provided by the relevant department at the Ministry of Commerce; 
  3. a bank certificate confirming the opening of a foreign currency account in convertible Algerian Dinars (CEDAC) from a commercial bank; 
  4. a certificate of deposit of 20.000 USD from a commercial bank; 
  5. the acknowledgment receipt relating to the payment of the registration fee of 100.000 DA to the collector of various contributions (Contributions Diverses), and that, in accordance with the provisions of article 16 of Law No. 01/21, dated December 22, 2001 of the Finance Act for 2002; 
  6. a copy of the parent company statutes; 
  7. letter of appointment of the Director of the liaison office, his/her CV and a copy of his/her passport; 
  8. all documents supporting the existence of the premises home to the liaison office.