President of the Republic signs the law relating to self-entrepreneur

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, signed on Sunday, December 18, 2022, the law relating to self-entrepreneur initiated by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Startups and Micro Enterprises, after its approval by the both chambers of Parliament.

The self-entrepreneur law aims to regulate the new economic activities that emerged with the advent of the knowledge economy and the digital economy, which are not subject to any legal framework so far, as well as liberating the spirit of entrepreneurial initiative and facilitating young people’s access to the labor market through self-employment, in order to ensure social coverage to the largest possible number of individuals who are active in the parallel market and to integrate them into the formal sector.

On the one hand, this law provides an opportunity for start-up companies to reduce their burdens and enable them to seek the help of independent dealers, and to jointly exploit human resources among many companies.

On the other hand, the self-entrepreneur law is an appropriate legal formula for the export of some digital services, such as the development of web and mobile applications, online marketing, management of social media platforms and infographics, especially in the context of the new regulations issued by the Bank of Algeria regarding the authorization to transfer all revenues generated by exporting digital services to the country.

In this regard, the law includes conditions for obtaining the status of a self-entrepreneur, such as reaching working age, Algerian nationality, and residency in Algeria. A national registry for the self-entrepreneur will also be established, and a public institution charged with maintaining the national registry for the self-entrepreneur to issue a card and monitor the activities that fall under this law.

This law, which has proven to be effective in many countries of the world by regulating many emerging, unstructured professions and activities, will include many privileges in addition to providing a preferential tax system, providing social coverage.

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, also signed the law complementing the ordinance that includes the general basic law for the public service, consecrating the right to benefit from a holiday to set up a company for employees or administrative contractors, which was initiated by the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security.

The entry into force of these two laws would encourage Algerian competencies to engage in entrepreneurship and contribute to the country’s economic development.

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