Certificate of Conformity for exports to Egypt


The Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade in Egypt recently issued two new decrees which come into effect fully from 16th March 2016.   

  • 991/2015
  • 43/2016

These Decrees introduce significant changes to the import clearance procedure and also the expansion of the list of Regulated products. 

Manufacturers or Trademark Owners of regulated products must register with Egypt’s General Organization of Export and Import Control (GOEIC) by 15th March 2016 to continue to export to Egypt.

The Regulated Product list now includes (but is not limited to):  

  • Textiles
  • Food
  • Electricals 
  • Health and Beauty products
  • Sanitary ware 
  • Toys
  • Tableware
  • Lighting

GOEIC has also confirmed that a Certificate of Inspection must be issued for all regulated product shipments for Customs clearance at Egyptian Ports and Borders.

Shipments arriving before 16th March without Registration require either a Certificate of Inspection or will be subject to Destination Inspection by GOEIC.

Exporters are advised that shipments of regulated products will require a CoI for clearance through Egypt Customs at all Egypt ports and border entry points. Regulated product consignments have to be verified for compliance to relevant Egyptian sanctioned standards and essential requirements. The compliance verification process will involves physical inspection of the consignment and if necessary, sample selection for testing purposes or submission of test reports .  

Exporters of regulated products to Egypt can contact Chamber International to obtain more information on the programme and also apply for Certificates of Conformity.

Contact our specialist Lydia Moi on 0845 034 7200 or by email for further details.

Apply NOW from anywhere in the UK by contacting our specialist Lydia Moi on 0845 034 7200 or email