Algerian Customs Requirement

Effective immediately, NIF NUMBER (Numéro d Identification Fiscale / Tax ID Number) must be mentioned on the bill of lading of cargo destined for Algeria. Failure to include the Tax ID Number on the bill may result in fines. CMA CGM is not responsible for any error, omission or discrepancies with regard to the NIF Number and the responsibility remains with the customer. Any fines or penalties levied against the carrier will be for the customer’s account.

We request that our customers ensure that they provide the NIF Number of their Algerian customers when booking to avoid delays OR mention “No NIF Number available” to avoid query from our end and assist with generation of your BL draft.


Bianca Fernandes - lpl.bfernandes@cma-cgm.com

Malcolm Murphy - lpl.mmurphy@cma-cgm.com