Algeria: publication of the list of activities of a strategic nature subject to the 49/51 rule

Executive Decree No 21-145 of April 17th, 2021 setting out the list of activities of a strategic nature has been published in the Official Gazette No 30 of April 22nd, 2021.

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As of now, the list of activities of a strategic nature of the energy and mining sectors, the pharmaceutical industry and transportation set out by the Executive Decree 21-145, are subject to a national resident shareholding participation of at least 51%.

The following is an overview of all the activities of a strategic nature set out in the Decree (in french):

In theory, and unlike companies engaged in import activities for resale in the same condition, that must comply with the 49/51 rule before June 30, 2021, companies engaged in activities in strategic sectors wouldn’t be affected by the obligation to comply with their trade register extracts..

Ali Benbouzid

After 15 years at the Algerian tax authorities Ali Benbouzid joined Deloitte Algeria as Senior Manager. Ali has been working more than 5 years as the head of foreign companies […]