Describes how widely eCommerce is used, the primary sectors that sell through e-commerce, and how much product/service in each sector is sold through e-commerce versus brick-and-mortar retail. Includes what a company needs to know to take advantage of e-commerce in the local market and , reputable, prominent B2B websites.

Under current law, Algerian citizens may not purchase items online from abroad. Businesses, however, may purchase items online from abroad for internal use. American businesspeople interested in online sales should note that the use of private credit cards is extremely limited in Algeria. Only recently have Algerians gained the use of international credit cards (e.g. Mastercard and Visa) issued by some local banks and accepted for use abroad.

Prepared by our U.S. Embassies abroad. With its network of 108 offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce utilizes its global presence and international marketing expertise to help U.S. companies sell their products and services worldwide. Locate the U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist in the U.S. nearest you by visiting