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Ease of Doing Business in

Algeria

Algeria Download Profile (1752.2KB, pdf)
Region Middle East & North Africa
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 39,666,519
GNI Per Capita (US$) 4,870
City covered Algiers

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DB 2017 Rank

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100

DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 156 163 up
7
47.76 45.88 down
1.88
Starting a Business 142 145 up
3
77.54 76.08 up
1.46
Dealing with Construction Permits 77 119 up
42
71.02 64.56 up
6.46
Getting Electricity 118 130 up
12
60.58 57.56 up
3.02
Registering Property 162 161 down
1
43.83 43.83
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Getting Credit 175 174 down
1
10.00 10.00
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Protecting Minority Investors 173 174 up
1
33.33 33.33
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Paying Taxes 155 170 up
15
53.99 46.10 up
7.89
Trading across Borders 178 178
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24.15 24.15
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Enforcing Contracts 102 100 down
2
55.49 55.49
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Resolving Insolvency 74 71 down
3
47.67 47.67
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Positive=Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative=Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB 2017 Rank: 142

DB 2016 Rank: 145

Change in Rank: up3

DB 2017 DTF (% points): 77.54

DB 2016 DTF (% points): 76.08

Change in DTF (% points): up1.46

Standardized Company
Legal form: Société à Responsabilité Limitée (SARL) - Limited Liability Company
Paid-in minimum capital requirement: DZD 0
City: Algiers
Indicator Algeria Middle East & North Africa OECD high income
Procedure – Men (number) info_outline 12.0 7.8 4.8
Time – Men (days) info_outline 20.0 20.1 8.3
Cost – Men (% of income per capita) info_outline 11.1 26.3 3.1
Procedure – Women (number) info_outline 12.0 8.6 4.8
Time – Women (days) info_outline 20.0 20.9 8.3
Cost – Women (% of income per capita) info_outline 11.1 26.3 3.1
Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita) info_outline 0.0 11.2 9.2
  • No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
    1

    Obtain an attestation of the uniqueness of the selected company name from the Centre National du Registre du Commerce (CNRC) and pick up registration forms

    Agency: Centre National du Registre de Commerce

    The applicant must fill out a form, listing the four proposed company names, and pay a fee for the name search and the fiscal stamp. The Commercial Registry (Centre National du Registre du Commerce, CNRC) conducts a name search and issues a name certificate on the same day.

    Since February 2015, the uniqueness of the company name can be checked online thought the portal www.cnrc.org.dz. Although the search and the reservation can be done online, business founders typically conduct these tasks in-person at the CNRC.
    1 day DA 576
    2

    Deposit the start-up capital with the notary public

    Agency: Bank

    The entrepreneur deposits the capital in the public treasury and obtains a deposit certificate before drawing up the statues.
    1 day no charge
    3

    Obtain the birth certificate of the manager

    Agency: Municipality

    A copy of the business manager's birth certificate is required for notarization. It can be obtained at the Municipality.
    1 day no charge
    4

    Draw up and notarize the company's constitution documents, submit a specimen of managers’ signatures, and prepare and submit the lease for the registered office of the company

    Agency: Notary Office

    According to Executive Decree n° 08-243, notary fees are:
    -5% if the company capital is between DZD 1 and DZD 200,000 ,
    -1% if the company capital is between DZD 200,001 and DZD 300,000 DA,
    -0.7% if the company capital is between DZD 300,001 and DZD 400,000
    -0.6% if the company capital is between DZD 400,001 and DZD 500,000
    -0.5% if the company capital is between DZD 500,001 and DZD 1,000,000
    -0.5% if the company capital is DZD 1,000,000 and above
    7 days see comments
    5

    Publish the company constitution in the legal journal (BOAL)

    Agency: Centre National du Registre de Commerce

    The Official Bulletin of Legal Announcements (BOAL) charges DZD 48 per line.
    1 day DA 48 per line (assuming 20 lines)
    6

    File for company registration with the commercial registry within two months of the formation of the company

    Agency: Centre National du Registre de Commerce

    According to Law No. 04-08 (April 14, 2004), registration is completed within 1 day. However, in practice, it still takes 2 days to obtain the final registration certificate.

    Registration fees (Arrêté du 10 juillet 2004 portant révision des tarifs applicables par le centre national du registre de commerce au titre de la tenue des registres de commerce et des publicités légales) are as follows:
    - DZD 9,120 if the company capital is between DZD 30,001 and DZD 100,000
    - DZD 9,520 if the company capital is between DZD 100,001 and DZD 300,000
    - DZD 9,760 if the company capital is more than DZD 300,000
    2 days see comments
    * 7

    Pay for the stamp duty and obtain a receipt

    Agency: Tax Authority and Centre National du Registre de Commerce

    Fiscal stamps are sealed at the fiscal administration. Other stamps are paid at the CNRC.
    1 day (simultaneously with previous procedure) DA 4,000
    8

    Register for income tax (Impôt sur le revenu global des personnes physiques, IRG), corporate tax (Impôt sur les bénéfices des personnes morales ou des sociétés, IBS), and VAT with the local tax inspectorate

    Agency: Tax Authority

    Upon registration, the Tax Authority shall issue a certificate of existence between 2 and 5 days and a tax card (magnetic card) within a minimum period of 30 days (loi n° 05-16 du 31 décembre 2005 portant loi de finances pour 2006 (JO n° 85 du 31 décembre 2005)).
    2 days no charge
    9

    Register for the Caisse Nationale des Assurances Sociales des Travailleurs Salariés (CNAS)

    Agency: Caisse Nationale des Assurances Sociales des Travailleurs Salariés

    The following three departments handle social security matters:
    1. The Caisse Nationale des Assurances Sociales des Travailleurs Salariés (CNAS) receives employee declarations.
    2. The Caisse Nationale de Sécurité Sociale des Non Salariés (CASNOS) receives employer declarations.
    3. The Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Chômage (CNAC) is the competent authority for unemployment matters.

    The employer must report any new employee within 10 days of hiring.
    1 day no charge
    10

    Register for the Caisse Nationale de Sécurité Sociale des Non Salariés (CASNOS)

    Agency: Caisse Nationale de Sécurité Sociale des Non Salariés (CASNOS)

    Business founders can register for social security at the Caisse Nationale de Sécurité Sociale des Non Salariés (CASNOS).
    1 day no charge
    11

    Make a company seal

    Agency: Private sector

    The cost of obtaining a company seal depends on the type of seal, its quality and the price established by the private seal maker. The prices vary from DAR 1500 to DAR 3500.
    2 days DA 1,800
    12

    Have the company’s accounting books stamped at the court

    Agency: Court

    The accounting and inventory books must be stamped when the company starts its business activity. The fees amount to about DZD 2,000 per book (4 books in total).
    1 day DA 8,000

    * Takes place simultaneously with previous procedure.