Business in Algeria

EENI- School of International Business

Subject Subject (Course): International Trade and Doing Business in Algeria. Algerian economy. Algiers. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria (The Maghreb)
  2. Doing Business in Algiers
  3. Algerian Economy.
  4. International Trade of Algeria
  5. Port of Algiers and the Port of Oran
  6. Business Opportunities in Algeria
    - Agriculture
    - Fishing
    - Industry
    - Tourism
    - Health
    - Transport
    - Information and communication technologies (ICT)
    - Renewable energy
    - Health
  7. The National Agency for Investment Development (ANDI)
  8. Case Study:
    - Ali Haddad
    - Issad Rebrab
    - The transport sector in Algeria.
  9. Introduction to Arabic and French
  10. Access to the Algerian Market
  11. Business Plan for Algeria

Objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Algeria”:

  1. To analyse the Algerian economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in Algeria
  3. To explore Algeria's trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Algeria's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of Algerian businesspeople and companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Algerian Market


Subject “Doing Business in Algeria” is studied...
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Countries, Africa
  2. Masters: International Business, Muslims Countries, and Frontier Markets
  3. Course: the Maghreb (Online)

Course learning materials in English or French Algérie Portuguese Argelia Spanish Argelia

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Algeria”: 1 ECTS Credits / 0.5 AC Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Sample of the subject - Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Algeria:
Doing Business in Algeria

Description Subject Description (Doing Business in Algeria).

Ali Haddad Algerian Businessman

The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.

Algeria: African Frontier Market. One of the richest countries in Africa. 50% of petroleum production in Africa.

Located on the south corner of the Mediterranean Sea, Algeria (Africa), part of the Great Arab Maghreb, is the tenth biggest nation in the World, the second in Africa and the first in the Mediterranean region. Algeria is a frontier market in Africa.

Algiers is the first commercial and economic centre in Algeria and the only financial hub of the country.

  1. The capital of Algeria: Algiers.
  2. The largest cities in Algeria: Oran, Constantine, Annaba, Ghardaia, Tlemcen, Ouargla, Setif
  3. Area: 2,381,741 square kilometres
  4. The population of Algeria: 40 millions of people
  5. Algeria shares borders with Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Mali, Tunisia, and Western Sahara.
  6. The official language: Arabic. French is widely used in business
  7. Currency: Algerian dinar (DZD)

The main religion in Algeria:

  1. 99% of the Algerian population is Sunni Islam.
  2. Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence): Maliki school.
  3. In the secondary educational system; it is necessary the study of the Sharia.

Algeria belongs to the Maghrebian Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation and African Civilisation).

Algerian Economy.

  1. Algeria is one of the richest countries in Africa.
  2. Algeria has a huge natural resources, including hydrocarbons
  3. Algeria occupies the fifteenth place in petroleum reserve (45 billion tonnes petrol equivalent in proven reserves in petrol), the eighteenth in production and the thirteenth in exports
  4. Refining capacity of Algeria can reach 22 million tonnes/year.
  5. Algeria is the third largest petrol manufacturer in Africa behind Nigeria and Libya and is the leading manufacturer of gas (near 50% of petroleum production in Africa).
  6. Algeria has the first African company in the energy sector. The company Sonatrach handles the international distribution of electricity and gas.
  7. Algeria accounts for 98% of exports by volume and 70% of tax revenues.
  8. The agricultural and services sectors recorded growth of 10% and 5.3% respectively.
  9. Ali Haddad is a Muslim Businessman of Algeria; he is the Director ETRHB Haddad (construction).
  10. SAIDAL is an Algerian corporation whose main mission is to develop, produce and market pharmaceutical products.

Trans-Africans corridors related to Algeria:

  1. Cairo-Algeria-Dakar Corridor
  2. Algiers-Lagos Corridor

Issad Rebrab Algerian Businessman

Sonatrach Algeria

Algeria's Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and organisations

  1. Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
  2. Arab League
  3. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  4. Afro-Arab cooperation
  5. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  6. Arab Free Trade Area
  7. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
  8. Association Agreement European Union (EU)-Algeria

Samples - Business in Algeria

Algeria Logistics

Orascom Algeria

Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)

Trade Agreement (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation)

Ports of Algeria

Algiers-Lagos Corridor (Trans-Saharan Highway)

Cairo-Dakar Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

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