Export to Egypt:

The Arab Republic of Egypt classifies its imports according to the harmonised commodity description and coding system.

The negative list includes 105 products and all the products that are not listed in it are imported duty-free. The negative list consists of textiles, apparel, and poultry.

Unsalable commercial samples or those samples valued at less than five Egyptian pounds are admitted duty-free. Saleable samples worth more than five Egyptian pounds may be imported temporarily duty-free under deposit or bond.

Small quantities of printed advertising material, such as catalogues, price lists and films are admitted free of duty.

Commercial invoice : The original or at least two copies usually are required. Legalisation by the Egyptian Consulate is required. If the instructions of the letter of credit do not specify that legalisation is required, exporters should follow the advice of their importers. The Egyptian Consulate will legalise the certificate of origin only after it has been notarised and certified.

Certificate of origin: The original or at least two copies are often required. The same formalities for the commercial invoice apply to the certificate of origin. Natural products are considered as originating in the country where the goods are grown or extracted. The certificate of origin must bear a statement that the information given is true and correct to the best of the shipper’s knowledge.

Packing list: packing list may be required by the consignee and are recommended in case.

Bill of lading: The number of bills of lading required depends upon the carrier. Therefore there are no regulations specifying the form or number of bills of lading required for shipments. A bill of lading must show the name of the shipper, the name and address of the consignee, port of destination, description of the good, listing of the freight and other charges, the number of the bills of lading in full set and the date and the signature of the carrier’s official acknowledging receipt on board of the goods for shipment.

The airway bill replaces the bill of lading on air cargo shipments.

Pro forma invoice: The pro forma invoice is required by the importer for submission along with the import licence. It must show the country of manufacture of goods.

HALAL Certificate: For all meat products (to get more details about HALAL Certification please visit HALAL section in the Islamic Chamber website).