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General conditions

1. General conditions for edible non-prescribed goods

1.1 Prohibited

Unless specified within the specific goods section (below), the Department is unaware of any specific requirement for edible non-prescribed goods that are for export to Egypt.

1.2 Conditions

Under the Advance Cargo Information (ACI) pre-clearance system, all importers and exporters will be required to lodge shipment data and upload consignment shipping documentation to the Nafeza system. As part of this, all shipping documentation must include a uniquely issued Advance Cargo Information (ACI) Identification number (ACID number) for consignment clearance at port of entry.

The Nafeza Customs Single Window System
Registration

Importers, exporters and/or deputies thereof (delegated customs brokers, shipping agents, freight forwarders or container handling companies) can register under the Nafeza System. Further information on registration can be found on Nafeza.

System use

The import process under the Nafeza system is understood to be as follows:

Table 1: Steps for the import process under the Nafeza system
StepsResponsibilities of commercial parties
1.The importer inputs consignment shipping data to the Nafeza system
2.The Egyptian Customs Authority will issue an ACID number and notify the importer and exporter within 48 hours.
3.The exporter will electronically upload all consignment shipping documentation with the ACID number referenced on all documents to the Nafeza system.
4.The importer certifies and acknowledges the accuracy of all consignment shipping documentation and data uploaded by the exporter.
5.The vessel is loaded with the shipment and departs exporting country.
6.The importer pays import taxes and fees.
7.The vessel arrives at Egypt port of entry, is inspected by a joint committee and cleared by the Egyptian customs Authority.
Application of ACID number to shipping documentation

Exporters must include an ACID number on all consignment shipping documentation.

  • Australian government issued certification
  • All commercial export documentation (for example, commercial invoices, packing list, bill of lading and certificate of origin).

Copies of all documentation must be uploaded to the Nafeza system with the ACID number.

The Department encourages all exporters to work with their importers to ensure that product meets the current importing country requirements.

More information can be found on MAA2021-19.

Unless specified within the specific goods section (below), the Department is not aware of any certificate for the export of non-prescribed edible goods to Egypt. Exporters are encouraged to confirm the importing conditions through their importer or, if needed, the government authority of Egypt.

2. General conditions for inedible non-prescribed goods

2.1 Prohibited

Unless specified within the specific goods section (below), the Department is unaware of any specific requirement for inedible non-prescribed goods that are for export to Egypt.

2.2 Conditions

Unless specified within the specific goods section (below), the Department is unaware of any specific requirement for inedible non-prescribed goods that are for export to Egypt.

Specific goods

Apiculture products

1. Preconditions for market access

Honey and other edible apiculture products must:

  • originate from areas free from American foulbrood disease caused by Paenibacillus larvae and free from European foulbrood disease caused by Melissococcus pluton
  • be tested free from:
    • Paenibacillus larvae (American foulbrood)
    • Melissococcus pluton (European foulbrood)
    • Varroa destructor (Varroa mite)
    • Acarabis woodi (Acarina)
    • Nosema apis (Nosema)
    • Galleria mellonella (Wax moth).
1.1 Import permit

The Department is not aware of any import permit requirement for importing honey and other edible apiculture products into Egypt. Exporters are encouraged to confirm the importing conditions through their importer or, if needed, the government authority of Egypt.

1.2 Listing and audit
Listing and audit procedureRequired?
AuditNo
Listing – Department's Establishment RegisterNo
1.3 Prohibited products

The Department is not aware of any prohibited products related to honey and other edible apiculture products.

2. Documentation requirements

2.1 Government certification

The Department is not aware of any government certification for honey and edible apiculture products into Egypt.

2.2 Supporting documents and exporter declarations

The Department is not aware of any supporting documents for sending honey and edible apiculture products into Egypt.

3. Other requirements

The Department is not aware of any other requirements (for example, packaging, labelling) of honey and edible apiculture products into Egypt.

4. Exemptions granted by importing country

The Department is not aware of any exemptions being granted by Egypt. Exporters are encouraged to confirm if any exemptions apply by contacting their importer or, if needed, the relevant Egypt government authority.


Latest updates

17/11/2021 - Implementation of the Advance Cargo Information (ACI) pre-clearance system for all goods.
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Last updated: 19/11/2021 5:58 PMCreated: 17/08/2020 9:32 AM