Security concerns when shipping to Algeria
Algeria has had long standing difficulties with their neighbors, both Morocco and Libya specifically. These difficulties have spawned a wide range of peripheral problems, including difficulty when trying to ship something there. There is increased scrutiny, or increased time being processed and inspected, when you try to ship something from one of these countries into Algeria, or even if your shipment passes through one of these countries. This is one reason why it is important to know what route your shipment will take when it is headed there.
Preparing your shipment to Algeria
Before you ship your parcel to Algeria, you will want to make sure you are even allowed to send the contents there. You can check with their Customs department or your shipping company for a current list of prohibited items as well as any items that will need additional permission to be admitted to the country. Once you have that checked, you will want to get your paperwork in order, such as your Bill of Lading and a Certificate of Origin. Again, the Customs department or your shipper can help you with this.
Tracking your shipping to Algeria
Because of the aforementioned security concerns when shipping to Algeria, it is strongly advisable to get a tracking number affixed to your parcel. This extra service is offered by all of the carriers that service the country and will not cost but a fraction of the shipping fees. Typically you will be able to check on line where your parcel is in route and will be alerted when it arrives at its destination. This is a great tool, especially when shipping to a country like Algeria because it can tip you off to any possible hold ups in the shipping process such as if it gets caught up in Customs for whatever reason.