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Evaluating the market in Algeria

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EDC Position

EDC Country Position – Open on a restricted basis

Open on restricted basis

What this means:

  • Responsive approach to business
  • EDC solutions are available on a restricted basis
How does EDC determine the position?

Risk Rating

EDC Country Position – Medium Risk

Medium Risk

What this means:

The Commercial Country Ceiling (CCC) Risk Rating is measured from low to high, and is meant to represent the best possible rating that can be assigned to a commercial business (obligor) in a country.

How does EDC determine the risk rating?

Business environment in Algeria

Canada has a well established trade relationship with Algeria. Opportunities exist in the public sector for large and experienced Canadian exporters in the infrastructure and oil & gas sectors, given the ambitious infrastructure spending plan announced for 2010-2015 by the Algerian government. Most foreign enterprises active in the country have service contracts with the public sector enterprises. There is limited scope for foreign investment and foreign financing due to the regulatory environment. Bureaucratic delays caused by a highly centralized administrative culture are common. The private sector remains relatively small, although the food processing and consumer goods sectors have seen significant growth. Localized political violence and occasional socio-economic protests remain of concern in some areas of the country.
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Oil and Gas
  • Power
  • Transportation Services
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Alicia McCarthy

Senior Trade Advisor, EDC

Alicia McCarthy  Senior Trade Advisor, EDC