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EXCLUSIVE- A 200% tax on fruit imports, including apples


Algeria – At the end of an Interministerial Council devoted to the elaboration and implementation of the provisional additional safeguard duty (DAPS), instituted by the 2018 Supplementary Finance Law, the rates to be applied on the imports of certain products have been fixed, ALG24 has learned from a reliable source.

According to our information, this additional duty, which will be applied shortly on importation, will go up to a rate of 200% on certain products, including fruits and nuts.

Thus, among the products subject to a temporary additional safeguard duty of 200%, we note the "apples, pears, oranges, mandarins, lemons, grapefruit, grapes, watermelons, melons, strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, kiwis, dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, mangoes, apricots, cherries, peaches and prickly pears. "

The fruits in question were hitherto subject to the import restriction regime. According to our source, this import restriction regime will remain in force, but will only cover a few products.

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