Algeria

Quick Facts

Official Name People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Algeria
Capital Algiers
Location Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Morocco and Tunisia
Area total: 2,381,740 sq km land: 2,381,740 sq km water: 0 sq km
Climate arid to semiarid; mild, wet winters with hot, dry summers along coast; drier with cold winters and hot summers on high plateau; sirocco is a hot, dust/sand-laden wind especially common in summer
Terrain mostly high plateau and desert; some mountains; narrow, discontinuous coastal plain
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Trade Agreements

Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA)

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  GAFTA is supervised and run by the Arab Economic Council in the Arab League. GAFTA has a high income, population, and area and has significant resources available. The Greater Arab Free Trade Area was a project adopted in 1997, when 17 Arab League members agreed on decreasing the customs on local production and to make an Arab Free Zone for exports and imports between members.

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Tunisia- Algeria Preferencial Trade Agreement

The preferential trade exchange agreement includes the customs exemption of 2,000 items traded between the countries, which is expected to reduce smuggling. "It will push forward trade between both countries and intensify joint investments," said Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi.

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Trade Organizations

Arab Maghreb Union (AMU/UMA)

AMU is a pillar of the AEC. It is a Pan-Arab trade that aims for economic and political unity in North Africa.

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