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Algeria Country Profile.ppt

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									                         Algeria
              Simon Foster, First Secretary UKTI DSO
                     British Embassy Algiers




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Algeria: General Overview
            Population: 35 million inhabitants
            Land Area: 2,381,741 square km
            Borders: A total of 6,643 km inc
            Coastline: 998 km
            Main Cities: Algiers (capital), Oran,
            Constantine, Setif, Annaba, Hassi
            Messaoud (centre for oil & gas)
            Official language: Arabic but
            French is still widely spoken


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Economic Indicators
   Inflation: 3.5% (2009)
   Economic Growth forecast: 4.5% (2010)
   Foreign currency reserves: $150bn
   No foreign debt
   Low labour costs

NB: Algeria has one of the highest GDP per
  capita income rates in Africa

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Why Algeria?
   Blessed with natural resources: 3rd largest crude oil producer
    in Africa, 6th largest gas reserves in the world (mostly
    unexploited); substantial deposits of other minerals (gold,
    iron, zinc, uranium, copper, phosphate, tungsten, kaolin etc.)
   Supplies 30% of Europe’s natural gas imports; 2nd only to
    Russia




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Military forces
   National Popular Army
   Algerian National Navy-7,000
   Air Force
   Territorial Air Defense Force




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Military forces are supplemented
by:
   Gendarmerie -150,000
   Metropolitan police-200,000
   Civil protection
   Fire brigade
   Customs



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Problems Algeria is combating
 Counter Terrorism: The Maghreb (more specifically,
    Algeria, Mauritania and Morocco) has been the subject of an
    insurgency since 2002. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb,
    regularly ambush and target Algerian military and security
    forces with IED’s
 Illegal Migration: Algeria is a conduit for illegal migrants
    on the way to Europe,
 Drug Trafficking and Arms smuggling: drug and arms
    smuggling that has also been linked to funding the terrorist
    activity
 Civil Unrest: riots and protests are becoming more frequent
    due to, unemployment, lack of housing, rising inflation,
    reduction on imports

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What they need
   CIED
   Overt and covert surveillance,
   The ability to locate and track people in the mountainous
    Kabylie region to the north and the deserts in the south,
   Land a sea border security,
   Comms/internet monitoring.
   Riot equipment




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Problems
   Algerian finance law
   Secretive nature of military and police
   Restricted tenders and closed tenders
   All contracts have a non disclosure clause
   We are very expensive




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The UK’s strengths in Algeria
   Excellent political relationship
   The Algerians see the UK Military Forces and Police as the
    Gold standard
   They look to the UK for training
   They want to buy low volume high tech kit from the UK
   They want to diversify and move away from Russian and
    Chinese equipment




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Entering the market
   Prepare: Do your market research. Understand their needs and
    carefully target your customer.
   Plan for the long term: It will take time to get results. And
    cultivating & building relationships are just as important as having the
    right product.
   Patience: The business environment is different. Sometimes you’ll
    need to count to 10!
   Persevere: Other British businesses have done well in Algeria. You
    can too!



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Tenders

 Baosem (www.baosem.com/en/) for the energy &
  mining sectors
 Bomop (www.anep.com.dz/bomop) for public sector
  contracts
 Algeria Tenders (www.algeriatenders.com/en/)
  summarising most tenders issued across all sectors
 UKTI (www.ukti.gov.uk) publishes selected business
  opportunities

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UKTI support in Algeria
   We offer you honest, impartial advice not market promotion
   We mainly work with companies who are considering entering
    the Algerian market but our services are also available to
    those already established in-country
   Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS): This allows you
    to commission pieces of work tailored to your exact needs; for
    example market research, identifying potential
    partners/agents/distributors, organising meetings etc.
   A free tip! KPMG Algeria (www.algeria.kpmg.com) have
    produced guides in English on investing in Algeria & the
    hydrocarbon sector

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We’re here to help you!
                      Tel: +213 (0)770 085 000

                     Fax: +213 (0)770 085 099

                       trade.algeria@fco.gov.uk


  You can also work with one of our international trade advisers who can
    help you to find out more about doing business successfully overseas.
                To find your local office go to www.ukti.gov.uk



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