Japan to Egypt
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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 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.
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 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.