IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 08 May 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import ban

On 30 November 2008, Algeria introduced measures restricting imports of a certain number of products such as drugs allegedly in order to protect the local pharmaceutical industry. Accordingly, a foreign-manufactured medicine cannot be imported if the same medicine is produced by at least three manufacturers in Algeria in quantities satisfying the market demand.
A new order of 8 May 2011 modifies the original regulation which introduced a de facto import ban on pharmaceutical products. The list of drugs banned for imports in Algeria, as established in November 2008, initially included 358 products of all categories, resulting in repetitive market deficiencies since the ban was enforced. 59 new products were added to the list, while 160 were removed from the original list. 257 types of medicine remain formally banned from importation.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

352 Pharmaceutical products
3002 Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera, other blood fractions and immunological products, whether or not modified or obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micr
300210 Antisera, other blood fractions and immunological products, whether or not modified or obtained by means of biotechnological processes
300220 Vaccines for human medicine
300230 Vaccines for veterinary medicine
300290 Other
3003 Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of two or more constituents which have been mixed together for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, not put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale.
300310 Containing penicillins or derivatives thereof, with a penicillanic acid structure, or streptomycins or their derivatives
300339 Other
300390 Other
3004 Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packin
300410 Containing penicillins or derivatives thereof, with a penicillanic acid structure, or streptomycins or their derivatives
300420 Containing other antibiotics
300431 Containing insulin
300432 Containing corticosteroid hormones, their derivatives or structural analogues
300439 Other
300440 Containing alkaloids or derivatives thereof but not containing hormones, other products of heading 29.37 or antibiotics
300450 Other medicaments containing vitamins or other products of heading 29.36
300490 Other
3005 Wadding, gauze, bandages and similar articles (for example, dressings, adhesive plasters, poultices), impregnated or coated with pharmaceutical substances or put up in forms or packings for retail sale for medical, surgical, dental or veterinary purposes.
300510 Adhesive dressings and other articles having an adhesive layer
3006 Pharmaceutical goods specified in Note 4 to this Chapter.
300610 Sterile surgical catgut, similar sterile suture materials (including sterile absorbable surgical or dental yarns) and sterile tissue adhesives for surgical wound closure; sterile laminaria and sterile laminaria tents; sterile absorbable surgical or dent
300630 Opacifying preparations for Xray examinations; diagnostic reagents designed to be administered to the patient
300660 Chemical contraceptive preparations based on hormones, on other products of heading 29.37 or on spermicides

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