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Customs requires a Certificate of Origin for all one time, multiple piece, non-document commercial B2B shipments with a value even less than US$2000.00.
The shipper must have the Certificate of Origin legalized by the local Egyptian Embassy in the country or territory of origin. In addition, the consignee must have an Import License for such items as required by Egyptian Customs Law.
For commercial companies and dealers Holding the Brand Agency that import commercial entity shipments and with a value above $2000 USD, The shipment invoice should be the original Invoice which carries the manufacturers name and the Brand Logo of the manufacturer with full address. Phone number and email address needs to be available. The invoice should be:
1-Legalized from chamber of commerce at origin
2-In addition a certificate of origin would be required
3-The invoice should be Original and stamped by shipper
4-At least one original Invoices needs to accompany the shipment.
Medicines and Pharmaceutical-Label carry full description of Brand name, expiry & manufacture date.
Food and Beverages-Phytosanitary certificate , Analysis Certificate and Label for Product name with Expiry and Manufacture date with full data.
Scales and Calibration-details should be available accompanied with conformity certificate of calibration.
Censorship-Label with the product specification.
Communications- Catalogue and label with technical specifications.
Agricultural products-Agricultural Certificate and certificate of origin.
Publishing-All information related to the published item such as author , publisher and name of the material.
Chemicals-Material Safety data Sheet(MSDS ), Label to carry the scientific product name, same as on invoice.
It is not required for all, however shipments can be held by local authority in United Arab Emirates after screening due to lack of MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) or NON DG (Dangerous Goods) declaration letter from the shipper resulting to misconnections and impacting end-to-end service.
It would be advisable for all shipments originating, transiting and terminating for UAE to have MSDS or NON DG declaration from shipper enclosed in the shipment and copies to be uploaded in IDIS.
For a formal entry clearance, additional import documents are required from the importer.
Furthermore, customs requires an original Certificate of Origin for all one time, multiple piece, non-document commercial shipments or all regular, repeated, non-document commercial shipments with a value above or less than US $2000.00 or a weight above 50 kg.The original invoice must be stamped by the shipper at the country or territory of origin .The shipper must ensure that the original Certificate of Origin accompanies the shipment and is being legalized by the local Egyptian Embassy in the country or territory of origin.
In addition, the importer must have an Import License for such items as required by Egyptian Customs Law. The original import license must be presented to customs at least once. Then UPS Egypt will ask customs to certify a copy of the document so that it can be used for further shipments to the same consignee.
Shippers and importers must be aware that customs will not release the goods if the required original documents are not available for import customs clearance. All non-document shipments are subject to strict inspection requirements in Egypt, which may cause delays.
Certain products might need to undergo a special technical inspection process in order to get an approval from the Import & Export commission control authority Dept. The importer is obliged to attend the overall inspections process; to provide the requested specific technical data sheets and / or to send a Technician who can demonstrate the technical details during inspection. The inspection might be processed at the airport or at any other authority location.
Important Note: Shipments addressed to a P.O. Box are excluded from the UPS International guarantee regardless of the payer. A delay in delivery may occur due to the need for the consignee's physical address in order to complete delivery.
Please note that packages should not be addressed to the UPS ASC address in Egypt. This is creating a critical problem with Customs and The Interior National security dept.
There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Egypt. If you plan to ship one of the commodities listed below, be sure to adhere to the following stipulations in order to avoid delays and holds at customs.
This applies to both commercial and private shipments. A surcharge of 2400.00 EGP needs to be paid to the National General Security Department unless the shipment will be authorized or refused to be imported through the authorities.
This includes Industrial chemical components of identified, or unidentified constituents such as detergent solutions, paint constituents, solvents and chemical powders for industrial use regardless of the weight or value.
An Import License is required for commercial shipments of medicine. The Prescription has to accompany the package. However, it is not required to be on the outside of the package. It is acceptable to be included inside the package.
Commercial shipments of medicine require the consignee to obtain an Import License and approval from the Ministry of Health department DA Drug Administrator.
Note: There is no refrigeration facility available at the courier facility building.
According to the Ministry of Telecommunications, only one set of phone can be imported for personal use. Customs is obliged to return the shipment if more than one phone will be imported.
Shipments of documents do not require an invoice.
UPS Invoice Formats are accepted but should be originally stamped by the shipper.
The consignees telephone number, mobile number and/or email address if available, should appear on the invoice.
Value of the Invoice.
Invoice value-over 2000 USD, the Invoice should be:
Legalized from chamber of commerce at origin
In addition a Certificate of Origin would be required, The invoice should be Original and stamped by shipper and the consignee needs to obtain Form 4 From The Bank ( Its a Letter Of Credit issued from the receivers Bank as a grantee of Currency transfer to the original shipper ) i.e invoice should be Original and stamped from shipper.
Invoice value Less than 2000 USD (and only in cases of B2C business )
The invoice must not be legalized from chamber of commerce at origin, but the invoice should be Original and stamped by the shipper.
The destination country or territory considers the following items document shipments. If criteria are listed, the shipment must meet the criteria to be considered a document shipment.
If accompanied by an invoice educational books will be handled as non- document shipments. Duty and tax may apply.
Event tickets coming from a printing company and sent to the organizer of the event or ticket sales offices can not be sent as documents.
For shipments exceeding 1kg, the invoice must show the ticket price of the event. The ticket price of the event is base of the customs value.
In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Egypt.
If the value of the alcoholic beverages exceeds US$2,000.00 a Certificate of Origin is also required from the export country or territory and the importer has to provide an import license for the commercial import.
For non-commercial shipments to private individuals, one bottle of alcoholic beverages can be imported without the Health Certificate, Analysis Certificate and Certificate of Origin. The Customs rate and VAT rate on alcohol are very high. The Egyptian Customs rate is 3000 % of the value of the alcoholic beverage. The VAT rate is 100% the sum of the value of the alcoholic beverage and the Customs rate.
The consignee has to obtain an approval of the Ministry of Antiques and Archaeologies for customs clearance. Delays and additional costs may occur.
Subject to either approval or not as per Ministry Authorities.
Any electronic device or items like aeroplane kites, pens, sunglasses, equipped with cameras that might also have a spy entity view are strictly prohibited to be imported.
According to martial law, those goods will be confiscated immediately upon detection. Goods cannot be RTS'd nor released by customs.
Alternative arrangements are in place, but expect transit delays if the normal planned flow of the package is via Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Time in Transit may be extended due to solution found.
Shipments including such software products must be returned at shippers expense.
Finished tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars and smoking tobacco require a sanitary health certificate from the origin country or territory and an approval from the Egyptian food and drug association, a department of the Ministry of Health. Only registered importers with a valid import license are allowed to import finished tobacco products.
Saturday Delivery Available: Yes
Not available in all areas. Always check the international time in transit system for details of service availability within a country or territory.
Only upon request.
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This requires a special Transit clearing procedure cleared by the consignees' designated clearing Agent. No additional fees except the document control fee is charged.
This can only be provided by the consignee clearing agent as the only designated Brokerage agent. Amounts deposited are the full customs duties and Duty, VAT, amounts deposited on letter of guarantee are the goods actual value.
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