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United Kingdom to Egypt

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Import Documentation

As per Egyptian customs regulation and Rules, all import shipments to Egypt which contain Goods that are made, or manufactured in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong require a CIQ (Certificate of International Quality ) to ensure the conformity of product with relevant specifications.

Please see website below which shows an example of CIQ Certificate:

http://www.evereastlogistics.com/product_index.php?pid=21935

Customs does not require a Certificate of Origin for a one-time, single-piece, non-document commercial shipment.

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.

Original Invoices for Companies/Dealers

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.

The EUR-MED certificate shall be issued by the customs authorities of the exporting country or territory on application having been made by the exporter. The exporter must be able to proof at any time the originating status of his products concerned. This form is valid for products of any value and must accompany the shipment in original.

Other than the EUR1 the EUR-MED can cover products which have not be considered originating goods of the export country or territory. The products can be originating in any other country or territory of the European-Mediterranean Partnership (PAN-EURO-MED area) with which cumulation is applicable. The system of cumulation is making it possible to use materials originating in the EU, the EFTA, Turkey, Faroe Islands or any other country or territory which is participant in the European-Mediterranean Partnership.

The system of cumulation allows using materials originating in other countries or territories than the exporting country or territory for the production of goods and counting them as originating in the exporting country or territory. These materials must be imported covered by valid preferential proofs and must be originating in countries or territories covered by the system of cumulation of the trade agreement. In case all the requirements are fulfilled the value of the material can be added to the material originating in the country or territory of export.

Details of the preferential agreements the EU has in place could be found on the EU website: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs/customs_duties/rules_origin/preferential/article_779_en.htm

Invoice Declaration (EUR-MED)

An invoice declaration EUR-MED can be made out by a so called approved exporter for originating products of any value or by any exporter limited to originating products whose value does not exceed EUR 6,000.

For more information about the status of an approved exporter please see Invoice Declaration EUR1

. The exporter making out an invoice declaration EUR-MED must be able to proof the originating status of the products to the customs authorities of the exporting country or territory at any time.

An invoice declaration EUR-MED has to be made out by the exporter by typing, stamping or printing on an invoice, the delivery note or another commercial document. An invoice declaration EUR-MED shall bear the original signature of the exporter. An approved exporter shall not be required to sign such declarations provided he accepts full responsibility for any invoice declaration identifying him as exporter.

Other than the EUR1 the EUR-MED can cover products which have not be considered originating goods of the export country or territory. The products can be originating in any other country or territory of the European-Mediterranean Partnership (PAN-EURO-MED area) with which cumulation is applicable. For more information please see EUR-MED.

The text of the invoice declaration EUR-MED is laid down in the preferential trade agreement. Details of the preferential agreements the EU has in place could be found on the EU website: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs/customs_duties/rules_origin/preferential/article_779_en.htm

For more information,please refer to Free Trade Agreements

The EUR1 certificate shall be issued by the customs authorities of the exporting country or territory on application having been made by the exporter. The exporter must be able to proof at any time the originating status of his products concerned. This form is valid for products of any value and must accompany the shipment in original.

Details of the preferential agreements the EU has in place could be found on the EU website: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs/customs_duties/rules_origin/preferential/article_779_en.htm

Invoice Declaration (EUR1)

An invoice declaration can be made out by a so called approved exporter for originating products of any value or by any exporter limited to originating products whose value does not exceed EUR 6,000.

The customs authorities of the exporting country or territory can authorised exporters who frequently exports products under the Agreement to make out invoice declarations irrespective of the value of the products concerned. Exporters granted with such an authorisation are referred to as approved exporter. The customs authorities grant him with a customs authorisation number which shall appear on the invoice declaration.

The exporter making out an invoice declaration must be able to proof the originating status of the products to the customs authorities of the exporting country or territory at any time.

An invoice declaration has to be made out by the exporter by typing, stamping or printing on an invoice, the delivery note or another commercial document. An invoice declaration shall bear the original signature of the exporter. An approved exporter shall not be required to sign such declarations provided he accepts full responsibility for any invoice declaration identifying him as exporter.

The text of the invoice declaration is laid down in the preferential trade agreement. Details of the preferential agreements the EU has in place could be found on the EU website: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs/customs_duties/rules_origin/preferential/article_779_en.htm

For more information,please refer to Free Trade Agreements

Bilateral free trade agreements or unilateral autonomous preferential agreements allow the import clearance of certain products with a reduced duty rate or with a full duty exemption. The products benefiting from the preferential treatment must fulfil the necessary rules of originating in a country or territory covered by the preferential trade agreement.

An exporter who wants his products to benefit from the preferential treatment must be able to proof that his products fulfil the rules to be originating in a country or territory covered by the preferential trade agreement and they must provide a preferential document validated by the customs authorities or document with a valid preferential statement issued by themselves.

The preferential trade agreement foresees the following preferential proofs above.

For charges made for Export Shipments from United Kingdom to the destination country or territory, please refer to Brokerage Services and Charges-Export Shipments with United Kingdom as the destination.

Driving Licenses

Valid Driving Licenses can be shipped as documents. The description must clearly state 'driving license'. Shipping driving licenses require the approval of the UK customs authorities. A delay of minimum one day has to be calculated.

Please check the import related information if driving licenses are allowed for importation.

Mobile phones to all destinations from United Kingdom can be delayed on export due to security checks from government bodies.

Goods under IATA Special Provisions A67 require a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet).

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.

All imports to Egypt require the consignee to obtain an Import License or Permit prior to customs clearance.
Export procedure ex United Kingdom

A formal electronic export declaration must be sent to customs authorities by the exporter or their representative. Customs authorities grant the release for export and issue an Export Accompanying Document (EAD) with a unique Movement Reference Number (MRN). UPS operated simplified procedures allowing export formalities to be completed upto 14 days after export.

Informal Declarations
An informal declaration is possible for shipments up to a national threshold. The informal declaration is based on the invoice value and is restricted to shipments not subject to prohibitions and restrictions (for example, embargo regulations) or special export procedures (for example, temporary export). The informal clearance will be done by UPS at the point of exit.

National Requirements
Shipments up to a value of 873.00 GBP can be declared informally on the basis of the invoice.

Shipments in the value range 873.00 GBP - 2000 GBP have full and formal individual electronic export declarations which are completed within 14 days of export.

Shipments exceeding 2000 GBP and those that need control on export (for example, temporary exports, return after repair, export licenses) require formal and full electronic export declaration and positive Customs clearance prior to export.

UPS service
UPS offers the service to prepare export declarations on behalf of the exporter without additional fees.

Export Documentation

Valid passports can be shipped as documents. The description must clearly state 'passport'. Shipping passports require the approval of the UK customs authorities. A delay of minimum one day has to be calculated.

Please check the import related information if passports are allowed for importation.

Clearance Information

According to Egyptian Customs Law, shipments with a total invoice value up to US$2000.00 or less and if the gross weight of the shipment does not exceed 50 kg, will be cleared immediately upon arrival. Import delays might occur in case of a special inspection approval is required. All shipments above 50 kg gross weight, independent of the value, must be cleared within a formal entry declaration.

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.

Per Egyptian customs regulations, private or individual address shipments (B2C ) that contain a repeated similar item are considered as commercial entity as (B2B).

In addition, Customs keeps the right to consider importing more than one shipment to same consignee and on the same flight, as a Commercial Entity Shipment or a break up of commercial shipment, thus clearance will be worked under Commercial Shipment clearance process.

Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.
Consignee's full name and a valid telephone number, company name (if applicable), building name and or number, and apartment number (if applicable), street name, area name, and city are required. A valid phone number (preferably mobile) is vital to recover any missing clearance documents and/or validate the delivery address if needed. Please note that missing address requirements will cause a delivery delay. A P.O. Box address is not valid as we do NOT deliver to a P.O. Box.

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.

Areas Served

Service is provided to and from every address in the country or territory, with the exception of Arish, Rafah and the North Sinai area.

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.

Consignee's full name and a valid telephone number, company name (if applicable), building name and or number, and apartment number (if applicable), street name, area name, and city are required. A valid phone number (preferably mobile) is vital to recover any missing clearance documents and/or validate the delivery address if needed. Please note that missing address requirements will cause a delivery delay. A P.O. Box address is not valid as we do NOT deliver to a P.O. Box.

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.

Friday, and official holidays.
In addition, banks and most private businesses are closed on Saturday and some government departments also close on Thursday.
Spring +0200/ Fall +0200
Arabic
Egyptian Pound(EGP)

Billing Options

  • Shipping charges can be billed to the shipper, receiver or a third party.
  • When billing the receiver, either the shipper or receiver's account number is required.
  • When billing to a third party, the third party's name, country or territory and account number are required.
  • Duties and taxes can be billed to the shipper, receiver or a third party.
  • When billing a third party, the third party's name, country or territory and account number are required.
  • If the duties and taxes are billed to an account outside of the destination country or territory, a "Duty and Tax Forwarding" surcharge will be applied.
  • Please note the following third party billing exceptions:
    • Shipments to and from the same country or territory (domestic shipments) cannot be billed to third party payors in other countries or territories. For example, shipments from Mexico to Mexico or Canada to Canada cannot be billed to a third party payor in the U.S. This rule does not apply to UPS domestic services in European Union countries or territories. For example, shipments from Germany to Germany can be billed to a third party payor in the U.S. (as long as the payor is a business and has a VAT or Tax/EIN ID on file with UPS).
  • When paying by credit card, check, or cash, only the shipper can be billed the shipping charges

Commodity Specific Stipulations

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.

Bank Cards which are requested to be sent out of the United Kingdom should be declared for referral to HMRC and await their approval to send.
Any type of Camera, also integrated into any kind of device, requires an approval of the National General Security Department before customs release.

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.

Shipments containing chemicals, will be held in customs until the consignee provides the relevant approval from the Ministry of Chemicals department.

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 from the consignee. A Certificate of Origin is required for large amounts.
An invoice is required on all shipments containing a CD-Rom/Disk. Invoice should indicate the value of the Recording Media (eg. CDR/DVD) & the Intellectual/statistical value of the software/data separately
If a shipment of dental instruments contains non-repeat items and is addressed to a doctor, Customs will request the consignee to get approval from the Doctors Corporation. If it is a commercial shipment, Customs will request the importer to provide both an Import License and approval from the Ministry of Health.
All computer diskettes and CD ROMs will be transferred from Customs to the Censor prior to clearance. Clearance will take 4-7 days.
Prescriptions for personal use require an invoice and a prescription.

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 film require approval from the Cinema Organization.
There is no refrigeration facility available at the courier facility building-this also affects perishables.
Data shipments to Egypt require an invoice with the value of the CD-ROM or disk only.
An Import License is required from the consignee.
An Import License is required from the consignee.
Personal shipments of medicine can be cleared if the consignee provides customs with approval from the Ministry of Health, provided that the consignee has a medical prescription that proves the use of this quantity depending on the case, as for critical cases might need more quantity and different kind of medicine. This has to be for his personal use and not commercial use.

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.

An Import License is required from the consignee.
Commercial shipments of parts require an Import License from the consignee. The invoice must include a description of the part, the type of machine for which the part will be used, and a list of the part's components.
Commercial video tapes are transferred from Customs to the Cinema Organization for review prior to Customs clearance.
An Import License is required from the consignee for cellular telephones, telephones and telephone equipment. Customs may request the consignee to obtain approval from the Ministry of Telecommunications prior to Customs clearance.

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.

If the shipment contains more than one television, Customs will require an Import License.
If a shipment contains more than one watch, it becomes a commercial shipment and an Import License is required from the consignee.
If the shipment contains more than one video cassette recorder, an Import License is required from the consignee.
The consignee needs approval from the Ministry of Health prior to Customs clearance.

Gift Exemptions

0.00 Egyptian Pound EGP
no gift exemption
no gift exemption

Invoice Requirements

Non-document shipments to Egypt must include 1 original and 2 copies of an invoice.

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.

Items Classified as Documents

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.

Validated airline tickets are classified as documents. Blank airline tickets are classified as non-documents and require an invoice.
If sent in envelope considered as documents, but will be held in Customs and only released after obtaining signature of the Ministry of foreign affairs on the entry form.
Books used in schools and universities for educational purposes are considered to be educational books only. These books can be imported duty and tax free if shipped as documents, not accompanied by an invoice.

If accompanied by an invoice educational books will be handled as non- document shipments. Duty and tax may apply.

Tickets for events like stage performances, football matches or concerts can be sent as documents up to a limit of 1kg per shipment.

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.

Intercompany mail shipments requires a Waybill only if the shipment is for non-commercial purposes. 1. The waybill must include a description of intercompany mail. The value should be of no commercial value or zero value. Shipments not meeting this criteria require an invoice.
Intercompany mail shipments requires a Waybill only if the shipment is for non-commercial purposes. 1. The waybill must include a description of intercompany mail. 2. The value should be of no commercial value or zero value. 3. Shipments not meeting this criteria require an invoice.
All passports must automatically be transferred to the Police Department for checking prior to Customs clearance. The owner of the passport must be available in Egypt in order to meet Police Department requirements.

Authorities Request copy from the shipper & the consignees ID to be accompanied with the shipment.


UPS can recommend which forms you need based on a few simple criteria. Forms can be completed online or printed. See which forms you need.

Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Egypt.

Shipments containing alcoholic beverages will be inspected by Egyptian customs authorities. A notification letter will be sent to notify the consignee of the shipment. The consignee has to pay a document control fee for the customs clearance. For the import of alcoholic beverages, a Health Certificate and an Analysis Certificate is required from the export country or territory.

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.

Antique shipments are restricted from Europe, the Middle East and Africa and can only be shipped with an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract. Antiques are defined as a work of art, piece of furniture, decorative object, or silverware, object of religious character or any other commodity that is 100 years old or older.

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.

Artwork shipments are restricted from Europe, the Middle East and Africa and can only be shipped with an International Special Commodities (ISC) contract.

Paintings or other works of art can be accepted if the artist is still alive, the artwork is replaceable and an art dealer or gallery has appraised the artwork within the last year. If the declared value of the artwork is greater than $100.00 and there is a claim, the shipper must provide a copy of the original invoice, a bill of sale, or other proof certifying in writing the actual cost or replacement cost of the item.

Artwork includes the following: Original engravings, prints, lithographs, original sculptures, statuary.

The term "Artwork" does not apply to: architectural, engineering, industrial, topographical, commercial drawings, hand-painted or hand-decorated manufactured articles.

Electronic Devices associated with cameras

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.

If a shipment of jewelry is personal and addressed to an individual, the consignee must obtain approval from the Ministry of Finance -Jewelry Department. If a shipment of jewelry is commercial and addressed to a company, the consignee must obtain an Import License and approval from the Ministry of Finance.

Shipments of jewelry can be shipped as long as the value does not exceed US$500.00 or the local currency equivalent per package.

Jewelry for which the retail price is lower than US$150.00 per item and which do not contain precious metal(s) and/or stone(s) are considered costume jewelry and can be shipped only up to this value from the origin country or territory.

An import license is required by the consignee from the Ministry of Interior.
Shipments of Lithium Metal Batteries are prohibited on Emirates Airlines flights which UPS uses to this destination country or territory.

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.

Mobile phones to all destination countries from United Kingdom can be delayed on export due to security checks from government bodies.
Personal Effects cannot be shipped between these countries or territories
Religious Artwork is prohibited.
The import of software that allows or helps to pass Phone Calls and any Data without being passed by the NTRA (National Telecom Regulatory Authority) network Control is prohibited.

Shipments including such software products must be returned at shippers expense.

If a shipment of garments is personal and is addressed to an individual, the consignee must provide an identification number to Customs. If the shipment of garments is commercial, an Import License is required from the consignee. Garments with satanic themes are prohibited.
Dried leafs of tobacco can only be imported if accompanied by a sanitary health certificate stating that the leafs are free from any plant diseases. The importer has to obtain an approval of the responsible department of the Ministry of Agriculture.

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

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.

Service Options

Always check Calculate Time and Cost for details of service availability and guarantee information within a country or territory. All Service Levels may not be available to or from every address within a country or territory.

  • UPS Worldwide Expedited
  • UPS Worldwide Express
  • UPS Worldwide Express Saver
  • WorldWide Economy DDU

Special Clearance Requirements

All Embassy shipments and diplomatic Entity shipments will be held by the customs authorities due to special and formal customs process.

The Consignee will need to provide FORM 4 KM issued from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and it should be Signed and stamped.

Import shipments to a Free zone Area are transit shipments from Inside the Customs custody Bonded area to Inside the Free zone Area. Transit clearance delay from the Customs port to inside the Free zone area is expected.

This requires a special Transit clearing procedure cleared by the consignees' designated clearing Agent. No additional fees except the document control fee is charged.

Outward Processing Relief (goods exported from the UK for the purpose of repair)

The outward processing relief starts with the export from the UK and will be discharged with the re-importation of the repaired goods. Both steps need to be identified by UPS export or import operation. Repair Goods: Goods requiring Export from the UK for repair Invoice requirements:

  • Statement stating "Goods being sent for repair under Outward Processing Relief" should be clearly marked on the commercial invoice
  • Provide serial number of goods being sent for repair. If the goods are not serialized a statement to this effect must be made on the commercial invoice
  • Exporters authorized to export under OPR must include their authority number on all paperwork
  • Provide correct commercial value of goods as originally paid for not a nominal value for the goods.

Failure to provide any of the above information will result in shipments being delayed.

Repaired goods: Goods being re-exported returned after repair in the UK Invoice requirements:

  • Invoice should clearly state "Goods have been repaired under IPR"
  • Provide either IP authorization number or Import entry details
  • Provide full commercial value of goods plus cost of repair

Failure to provide any of the above information will result in shipments being delayed.

The invoice must state both the value of the commodity before repair and the cost of the repair.
The invoice must state both the country or territory of origin and the reason for return.
The invoice must include a description of the sample and indicate if the sample is marked or mutilated.
New requirements have been implemented for small package shipments and are based on the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) 15, which is entitled "Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade". ISPM 15 was adopted internationally in 2002, and is gradually being introduced by countries or territories worldwide. Wood or wood products covered by ISPM 15 include items such as packing cases, boxes, crates, drums or similar packing, pallets, box pallets and other load boards, pallet collars and skids, but exclude such processed woods as orientated strand board, particle board, plywood or veneer, created using glue, heat and pressure or a combinations thereof, and, raw wood which is 6mm or less thick. It is recommended that if a question arises on this issue, please check with the authority that issues the Phytosanitary certificates in your country or territory.
Import shipments to Egypt under the Draw Back or temporary release system-this is Temporary release imported for Exhibitions or Temporary use and to be resent back after later time-a delay is expected as it needs a special and formal clearing procedures to provide Customs with approval documents and Exhibition letter of guarantee. The amount of the goods value should be deposited at the central bank of Egypt to be refunded after shipment exported back on a later time.

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.

Value Limits


Private Shipments

  • 0.00 Egyptian Pound (EGP)
    • All non-document shipments may be assessed duty or tax or both regardless of the shipment value.
    Commercial Shipments

  • 0.00 Egyptian Pound (EGP)
    • All non-document shipments may be assessed duty or tax or both regardless of the shipment value.

    Weight and Size Limits

    70 kg (150 lbs.) per package
    274.00 cm (107.9 in.)  per package
    400.00 cm (157.5 in.)  per package
    Length and girth combined


    Convert metric quantity for weight, length, and area.


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