Please be informed that the TAX ID (NIF – Numéro d’Identification Fiscal) for Algeria will be mandatory starting from 1st September 2015 (arrival date).
In order to meet this requirement, all bills of lading and manifests have to report this number to be required at the booking stage.
This does not apply for entities that do not have this number such as particulars shipping personal effects, public institutions, etc.
Waiting for an implementation of the legislation, customs authorities already confirmed to our local agent that a grace period is foreseen thus the cargo already on route should not be impacted.
For further information, please contact our Felixstowe office.