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Documents presented to Customs to release imported commodities:
Bill of lading: must contain the terms “Consignee” and “Notify Party.” The information should correspond with that on the invoices and packages.
Original invoice: must be issued in at least three copies (additional copies may be requested by the importer). Invoices must give all details and include a full description of the goods, price details (including freight, packing and other charges and/or discounts, net and gross weights, etc.). Should mention country of origin and country of manufacture. In case goods contain foreign components, the country of origin and relevant percentage must be indicated. The full name and address(es) of the manufacturer(s) must be indicated.
Certificate of Origin: should be issued in a minimum of three copies (additional copies may be requested by the importer). Certificate of origin should state weight in kilograms, country of origin, country of manufacture (if products contain foreign components, the country of origin and percentage must be indicated), full name and address(es) of the manufacturer. For natural products, the country of origin is the country where the goods are grown or extracted; for manufactured goods, it is the country where the goods receive the form in which they are shipped with the exception of re-packaging, re-sorting and/or mixing)
Form (EX): a bank form, applicable in cases of bank financing of the importation transaction. The form is not required if the importer provides financing of the transaction.
Content analysis of the commodity, if required.
Delivery order from the carrier in return for the bill of lading.
Customs Procedural Certificate: a customs form that lists information and data including source and country of origin of imported commodities, name of the importer, type of product, port of delivery, value, and quantity of the shipment.
Entities engaged in exportation from Egypt are obliged to register with the Register of Exporters.
No restrictions are imposed on foreign and local entities wholly or partially owned by foreigners with regards to export of products from Egypt. Entities subject to the Investment Law can export products directly or via a third party without a license. They are not obliged to register with the Register of Exporters.
Documents required for the exporter:
An Export Card: issued by the General Authority for Import/Export Quality Control at the Ministry of Industry.
Tax Card: obtained from the Taxation Authority or any of its offices.
Customs Procedural Certificate: a customs form that lists information and data of the exported goods.
5. Insurance Certificate: the following clause must be included in the Insurance Certificate – “Egyptian buyer not to bear extra insurance premium due to vessel’s coverage”
Pro-Forma Invoice: the Pro-forma invoice must show the country of origin, name or importer, kind or commodity, customs tariff item, the unit, the quantity, price per unit, the basis of contract, and the amount in foreign currency.
Conditions, forms, proceedings and documents related to registration and its renewal, modifications of registry data including cancellations and deletions are defined by a decision issued by the Minister of Foreign Trade and Industry.