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Algeria (FREE SAMPLE)

Legislation

  • Mining Law 2014
  • Decree No. 18-202
  • Environmental Protection Law 2003
  • Decree No. 07-145

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Regulatory Risk

Regulatory Corruption Risk

Very High
Regulatory Corruption Risk

Corruption Exposure Risk

Very High
Corruption Exposure Risk
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Algeria has clearly thought through the legal regime that it would like to operate within the country and has presented a well-written document that gives rise to relatively few ambiguities. It has thought beyond the form of title documents and introduced new agencies to back-stop the growth of its mineral industry. The problem, however, is that Algeria has found safety and refuge in the old, dark corners of bureaucratic discretion preserving to itself the ultimate control over the miner's destiny.

Contents

Legislation

  • Mining Law 2014
  • Decree No. 18-202
  • Environmental Protection Law 2003
  • Decree No. 07-145

Regulatory Risk Rating

Severe
Regulatory Risk

Regulatory Corruption Risk

Very High
Regulatory Corruption Risk

Corruption Exposure Risk

Very High
Corruption Exposure Risk
Regulatory Risk Rating Factors Risk Level
First Come / First Serve Subscribe
Application Critiera Subscribe
Duration Subscribe
Right to Renew Subscribe
Competing Licences Subscribe
Mineral Coverage Subscribe
Right to Mine Subscribe
Criteria for Mining Rights Subscribe
Tenure Subscribe
Surface Rights Subscribe
Government Take Subscribe
Transfer Rights Subscribe
Change of Control Subscribe
EIA Process Subscribe
Power to Revoke Subscribe
Age of Legislation Subscribe
Other Factors Subscribe

Overview

Algeria has large reserves of hydrocarbons, which has led to a relatively stable industry that generates a significant portion of GDP and export revenues. However, with the exception of the hydrocarbon industry, Algeria has struggled to develop its mineral industries Рprimarily due to restrictive regulations and a focus on State-driven growth. In 2016, non-fuel minerals contributed less than 1% of GDP, with the country producing relatively small amounts of minerals such as iron, gold and silver. Algeria’s on-going economic challenges include diversification away from hydrocarbons, dealing with political and security risks, addressing youth unemployment and attracting foreign investment. That being said, as regards the attraction of FDI, requirements around strategic sectors, of which the mining industry is one, continue to restrict foreign investment, limiting opportunities to partnerships where Algeria or Algerian residents maintain majority shareholdings.

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