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The certification of goods for the countries of the union MAGHREB

The certification for MAGHREB

The Union of the Arab Maghreb is a union of several states in Africa – Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia.



The economy of Algeria is based mainly on the extraction of hydrocarbon raw materials, also developed agriculture, fishing for seafood. The volume of exports in 2005 is $ 44.4 billion, while imports are $ 20 billion. Algeria is a member of OPEC, WTO, the African Union. In September 2005, the country received the status of an associate member of the European Union and actively participates in the process of trade cooperation between the countries of the region.

In order to optimize costs for trade transactions and import of goods subject to mandatory certification to Algeria, we can provide manufacturers with a document of compliance (quality certificate) issued by the authorized inspection and certification body. This document must certify the conformity of imported goods with the technical norms and standards of this country.

Authorized bodies can issue a proper document of compliance – a certificate of quality control of goods, or another document (depending on the category of goods and the name of the certifying authority), which simplifies the process of customs clearance of imported goods.

The Algerian certificate of quality indicates that the goods meet the mandatory requirements for safety and quality, promotes international trade, helps prevent delays in the clearance of goods at customs, and also helps reduce the potential losses associated with the import of goods that do not meet the established standards.

These documents are issued after confirmation of the fact of compliance of the goods with all established requirements.

Our company, which has extensive experience in conducting conformity assessment programs around the world, offers exporting and importing companies effective integrated solutions to ensure compliance of goods imported into Algeria with the standards established in that country, as soon as possible.


When Tunisia gained independence in 1956, it was an agrarian country. Since then, the industrial base of Tunisia has considerably expanded, the dominant role in which belongs to several large sectors. The development of the Tunisian economy depends on the export of oil and mineral raw materials, the growth of manufacturing industries, the development of tourism and income from abroad. By the early 1980s, agriculture remained an important but far from the predominant sector of the economy. The gross domestic product (GDP) of Tunisia in 1997 was 18.7 billion US dollars. In recent years, income has increased steadily, and since 1956 to 1997 it has risen from $ 300 to $ 2034. The development of the economy in independent Tunisia has proceeded at a relatively rapid pace, but, as it turned out, is not always in the right direction.

Our company can independently or with the help of representatives assist you in filing an international type application for trademark registration in Tunisia, which requires a complete set of documents. All of the documents listed below are provided in a single copy.

  • – Application in free form with the request for registration of the trademark.
  • – The form is completed in English or French.
  • – A check on the payment of an international fee. The fee is paid by Swiss francs. You can submit together with the application or within 3 months after the sending of the application.
  • – A check on payment of the fee for filing an application and sending documents to another country (this is not an obligatory document, it is attached at the initiative of the legal representative or the applicant himself).

If an applicant for a trademark in Tunisia does not act personally but through a representative, it is necessary to attach a power of attorney or a certified copy to the representation of the individual’s interests to the package.

In addition to this, you need to give the company representing your interests, complete information about the company registering the trademark, and the graphic image of the brand in electronic format.

The application is sent to the office of origin, which must verify it.

Further, an examination is carried out for the uniqueness of the trademark, the registration of the mark in the international registry and the official publication of the mark in the Bulletin.

After that, the authorized body notifies both parties (the country to which the application was submitted and the applicant for registration) of a positive decision and issues to the applicant a certificate of receipt of a trademark registration in Tunisia.

Upon the issuance of the certificate, registration is considered complete, and this trademark falls under the protection of public authorities.


Morocco is a developing agrarian country. The Moroccan economy is viewed as a relatively liberal economy, functioning on the basis of the law of supply and demand. Since 1993, a policy of privatization has been carried out here, as a result of which some sectors of the economy have moved from government to private hands.

The Kingdom maintains close trade relations with the European Union. In the past few years, the slowdown in the pace of economic development of the EU has had a corresponding impact on the state of exports from Morocco to Europe. The government of the country sees its main goal in improving the business climate. To achieve this goal, the government has taken a number of measures aimed at creating comfortable conditions for doing business. Taking advantage of its geographical proximity to Europe and the relatively low cost of labor, Morocco seeks to build a diversified, open, market-oriented economy.

Import of Products

Legislation of Morocco is aimed at the development and strengthening of international relations. All imported products are carefully checked at the customs. The purpose of this control is to prevent the penetration of potentially dangerous goods into the territory of the country and to limit their distribution from one zone to another by conducting sanitary inspections of products, including plant origin at control points.

We can provide full assistance in the control of imports, which includes: 1) control of documentation; 2) identification control; 3) physical control; 4) laboratory analysis of some products. Based on the results of the inspection, the competent authorities issue an appropriate import document specifying a decision based on the results. The term for issuing such documents does not exceed 3 months, from the date of receipt of the application.


Libya is an industrial country with a planned economy. The economy of Libya largely depends on oil production, which provides about half of GDP. From 2000 to the present time, the country’s economy is growing at a steady pace.

This allows the state to finance free health care, education, a large part of the housing stock and other social services at a relatively high level and support the continental championship in most components of the quality of life.

Conditions for importation into Libya and necessary documents

In Libya for the import of goods there can be only two ways:

  1. 1. by an officially registered sales representative (all consumer goods, cars and machinery, equipment, workshops, hospitals and laboratories, etc.)
  2. 2. through the branches of foreign companies in Libya (in case of providing services, for example, construction and installation works).

Detailed information (list of goods subject to trade and list of branches for registration) Each importer and representative must receive the necessary registration for a certain group of goods.

For the import of certain product categories – in addition to the local registration of the importer, registration of a foreign producer and product in local certification bodies is required. Some products (vaccines, blood products, chemotherapy drugs, weapons and explosives, petroleum products, cigarettes) can only be imported by government agencies. Restrictions have been imposed on the importation of Israeli goods.

Our company can provide any services related to the passage of customs clearance of your products in Libya, the unhindered import of goods into the country. We will inform you in advance about the list of necessary documents and the specifics of the design of each group of goods. With us – all manufacturers of quality products can feel confident, and in a short time pass all the verification procedures, both in laboratories and at customs.


Mauritania is located at the junction of North and Tropical Africa, at the intersection of two air routes from Europe to Latin America, along the Atlantic coast. This situation of the country explains the specifics of its socio-economic development, the combination of features characteristic of the Maghreb countries, with the peculiarities inherent in the states located to the south of the Sahara.

From an economic point of view, Mauritania is a shelf-rich shelf, iron ore. The country’s geological exploration potential is high, which increases its investment attractiveness to a high level. European business has been working there since colonial times, the Chinese are extremely active today.

The modern foreign trade development of Mauritania is characterized by a large share of natural resources and marine resources in total exports. The structure of the economy is subject to change, but at a slow pace. The share of services, mainly port services and tourism, is growing due to foreign investments. The main partners of the country in the main spheres of international relations are France, Germany, Italy, the United States, Japan and China.

Registration of goods.

For certification of products in this market, you need to take care of all the rules and regulations established by Mauritanian law in advance.

Requirements for the safety of goods of various groups are constantly increasing. Consumers and state regulatory bodies are increasingly demanding that all products that are consumed meet the highest standards of quality and safety. In the event of a problem, its source must be immediately identified and eliminated. These requirements are primarily related to retail trade, but the responsibility for food quality and safety now extends to the entire supply chain, including food producers, raw materials and transport companies.

Standards of quality and safety of any product are established by the relevant state authorities and relevant laboratories. Any company planning to supply food products to commercial enterprises must meet the established standards. The requirement of these enterprises is the independent certification of a third party for the approval of the safety system of products.

Our employees and representatives – at all stages will help manufacturers with the passage of the necessary procedures, and if you produce a sufficiently high-quality product – the domestic market of this country will be open and hospitable for you, and all customs procedures – fast and easy to navigate.

Our clients get a double advantage – a great experience in the international arena and a detailed knowledge of the local realities of the country of presence, which guarantees exceptionally high quality support of certification procedures. Our company is a recognized symbol of the organization’s continuing commitment to excellence, sustainable development and reliability.

South Africa

South Africa is the most economically developed country in the African continent. According to the UN classification, South Africa is a country with an average income level (the GDP of South Africa for 2008 was $ 491 billion, the 26th in the world).

In South Africa, industry is well developed, primarily processing industry; agriculture, there is a well-developed transport infrastructure and powerful energy.

Certification of products

To start exporting products to South Africa, it is necessary to ensure that the quality of products meets national standards. Certification of products in South Africa will help the company enter the market of South Africa and establish itself as a reliable manufacturer of quality products. Our company provides services for certification of your products and organization of import / export in South Africa. It must also be borne in mind that the certification of products imported to the territory of South Africa is mandatory, as one of the official forms of confirming the quality of products. The procedure for product certification includes the preparation of documents such as a certificate of compliance and a declaration of compliance, as well as other documents that support quality. Some positions additionally require registration of a certificate of state registration, licenses or permits for use. A certificate of conformity, often called a quality certificate, confirms that the product meets the requirements of the current standards. These documents are issued by accredited certification centers, as well as by other authorized Ogans operating throughout South Africa, regardless of the region in which the applicant is registered. According to the established rules, certification in South Africa is carried out in several stages, the first of which is the filing of an application and a package of documents to the authorized body. Then, laboratory tests of the samples are carried out, the results of which determine the possibility of issuing the above-mentioned documents. Mandatory quality assurance, including declaration, is subject to products subject to mandatory security requirements. This requirement applies both to domestic product groups and imported from abroad. Obtain a certificate of conformity for products only if there are test reports. Therefore, first the laboratory studies the product, and only then the final document is issued. For the certification of goods in South Africa with the help of the company it is necessary to send samples in courier service.

The set of documents required for certification of imported products in South Africa:

  • – Charter documents of the company registered in the territory of South Africa;
  • – Product sample;
  • – Presentation or description of products (in electronic form, if available);
  • – Certificates, laboratory analysis data in the producing country (if any);