Algeria: Ban on imports of vehicle spare parts not made by automobile companies or their subsidiaries
The Government of Algeria from 2 November 2009 has banned the importation of all vehicle spare parts that are not made by automobile manufacturers or their subsidiary companies. The minister of trade explained that this is to eliminate the importation of counterfeit spare parts, in particular from Asian countries.
Newspaper reports suggested that in 2008 just under 300 million US dollars of car parts were imported into Algeria. Of that total, US$5.7m were found by authorities to be counterfeit.
Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:
|Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?||Don't know|
|Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?||Don't Know|
|Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?||Don't Know|
|Was such evidence identified?||Don't Know|
|Is such evidence publicly available?||Don't Know|
|Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?||Don't Know|
|Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?||Don't Know|
|Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?||Don't Know|
|Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?||No|
Date of inception: 2 Nov 2009
GTA Evaluation: Red
Agence France Presse. "Algeria tightens automobile import rules." See, for example, http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-business/algeria-tightens-automobil...