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Egypt (EG)

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1. Precondition for market access

1.1 Establishment listing

Initial listing procedure for edible productsRequired?
Departmental export registrationYes
Establishment listing for Egypt
No
 1.3 Access for non-prescribed goods
ProductAccess?
Technical products pharmaceutical materialNo agreed certification
Rendered productsNo agreed certification
Crocodile skins and hidesNo agreed certification
ShellsNo agreed certification

Non-prescribed goods are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Furthermore, the Orders do not apply to:

  • liquid fish products exported in a consignment of no more than 10 litres
  • dried fish and dried fish products (other than dried abalone) exported in a consignment of no more than 2 kilograms
  • fish and fish products (other than liquid fish and dried abalone) exported in a consignment of no more than 10 kilograms.
However, the Department may provide an export certificate if one is required by the importing country competent authority.

1.5 Premises and equipment

Egypt has no known additional requirements for premises and equipment that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 3.

2. Operational requirements

2.1 General operational requirements

Egypt has no known additional requirements for specific operations that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 4.

2.2 Microbial and residue sampling, and maximum acceptable limits

Egypt has no known additional requirements for microbial sampling of fish and fish products that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 6.

3. Harvesting and processing

3.1 Sourcing of fish and fish products

Egypt has no known additional requirements for sourcing of fish and fish products that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 5.

3.2 Sourcing, slaughter and post-mortem inspection of crocodiles

Egypt has no agreed requirements for the slaughter and postmortem inspection of crocodiles.

3.3 Refrigeration, transfer and loadout

Egypt has no known additional requirements for refrigeration, transfer and loadout that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

4. Production for human consumption

5. Production of non-prescribed goods

5.1 Non-prescribed goods

Rendered products

Rendered products are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Shells

Shells are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Crocodile skins and hides

Crocodile skins and hides are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Technical products and pharmaceutical material

No agreed certification. Please contact import officials to confirm importing country requirements.

6. Labelling, use-by date, trade description and shipping marks (port marks)

6.1 Labelling and trade description

Egypt has no known specific requirements for labelling and trade description in addition to those provided in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedules 7 and 8.

6.2 Use-by date and/or shelf life restrictions

Egypt has no known specific requirements for use-by dates and/or shelf life restrictions in addition to Departmental-administered legislation.

6.3 Shipping marks (port marks)

Egypt has no known specific requirements for shipping marks (port marks).

7. Documentation requirements for products for human consumption

7.1 Live seafood

Live finfish, bivalves, crustaceans, echinoderms, gastropods, cephalopods and tunicates

For export eligible live seafood, use an FX99EG certificate.

Embedded endorsement

The FX99EG Certificate contains the following attestations;

The undersigned official inspector hereby certifies that:

  1. The fishery and/or aquaculture products described above have been handled, prepared or processed, identified, stored and transported under conditions at least equivalent to those laid down in Council Directive 91/493/EEC of 22 July 1991, laying down the health conditions for the production and placing on the market of fishery products
  2. In addition, in the case of frozen or processed bivalve molluscs, the latter have been fathered in a production area subject to conditions at least equivalent to those laid down in Council Directive 91/492/EEC of 15 July 1991, laying down the health conditions for the production and placing on the market of live molluscs
  3. Any person working on and/or handling the fishery and/or aquaculture products described above have satisfactorily undergone the medical supervision laid down in Chapter III, Part II B of the Annex to Directive 91/493/EEC
  4. The official inspector certifies that the fishery and/or aquaculture products specified above were produced under a system of monitoring check as laid down in Chapter V, Part II 3B of Annex to Directive 91/493/EEC and the results of these checks are satisfactory.

7.2 Non-viable seafood

Non-viable finfish, bivalves, crustaceans, echinoderms, gastropods, cephalopods and tunicates

For export eligible non-viable seafood, use an FX99EG certificate.

Embedded endorsement

The FX99EG Certificate contains the following attestations;

The undersigned official inspector hereby certifies that:

  1. The fishery and/or aquaculture products described above have been handled, prepared or processed, identified, stored and transported under conditions at least equivalent to those laid down in Council Directive 91/493/EEC of 22 July 1991, laying down the health conditions for the production and placing on the market of fishery products
  2. In addition, in the case of frozen or processed bivalve molluscs, the latter have been fathered in a production area subject to conditions at least equivalent to those laid down in Council Directive 91/492/EEC of 15 July 1991, laying down the health conditions for the production and placing on the market of live molluscs
  3. Any person working on and/or handling the fishery and/or aquaculture products described above have satisfactorily undergone the medical supervision laid down in Chapter III, Part II B of the Annex to Directive 91/493/EEC
  4. The official inspector certifies that the fishery and/or aquaculture products specified above were produced under a system of monitoring check as laid down in Chapter V, Part II 3B of Annex to Directive 91/493/EEC and the results of these checks are satisfactory.

7.3 Crocodiles

There is no agreed certification for import of crocodile meat into Egypt.

8. Documentation requirements for non-prescribed goods

8.1 Technical products and pharmaceutical material

There is no agreed certification for import of technical products and pharmaceutical materials into Egypt. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any technical products or pharmaceutical material.

8.2 Rendered products

There is no agreed certification for import of rendered products into Egypt. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any rendered products.

8.3 Crocodile skins and hides

There is no agreed certification for import of crocodile skins and hides into Egypt. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any crocodile skins and hides.

8.4 Shells

There is no agreed certification for import of shells into Egypt. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any shells.

9. Shipping and airfreight requirements

10. Port-of-entry clearance inspection and testing

11. Definitions

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