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Egypt is known to be quite troublesome to clear, so today we will discuss what the general requirements are.
When imported goods are entered into customs, the owner of the goods must fulfil the application for declaration of goods in person at customs or appoint an agent to exchange bills (import permits from the Customs Administration must be submitted on time) for processing. Total shipments (including tea and tobacco) are allowed to be kept free of charge for 8 days, beyond which a demurrage charge is payable, which increases naturally. Unclaimed shipments after 3 months will be sold at public auction by Customs. During the 8-day free storage period, goods may be deposited in state or private untaxed warehouses or transported into simple refrigerated warehouses where they may be kept for up to 6 months.
1.Commercial invoice: The original invoice must be available and legally recognised by the Egyptian Consulate, but legal recognition is not required if a credit certificate is available.
2.Valuation list: When the importer submits an import application for a licence (if an import licence is required), the importer needs to submit a valuation list of the imported goods, also indicating the country of manufacture of the goods.
3.Bill of Lading: The name of the consignor, the name and address of the consignee, the designated port of discharge and the specification of the goods, a list of the goods, and the code of the bill of lading must all be registered.
4.Radiation certificate: Many agricultural products are imported and are subject to occasional inspection on arrival at the port, along with a specification of the product, which should certify that the product is not contaminated by radioactivity.
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade has a list of goods that are prohibited from being imported and can be imported freely as long as they are not on this list. The list includes: textiles, ready-made clothing and poultry. The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade is also responsible for formulating a long term foreign trade policy and preparing an annual programme of specific imports. Foreign exchange payments for goods imported by the private sector are made through commercial bank licences and the importer's own foreign exchange sources. In addition, samples of goods not for sale or advertising items of value, such as catalogues, price lists of goods and slides may be entered duty-free.
Egypt's customs duty rates range from 5% to 50% on basic imported goods, but not on luxury goods. Luxury goods including cigarettes, alcohol and small cars with engines over 1300cc can be subject to customs duty rates of up to 150%. Customs duties can be paid in Egyptian pounds.
Egypt uses ad valorem taxes to collect import duties. Generally, if the invoice price of the imported goods corresponds to their fixed selling price, the invoice price is used as the basis for the imposition of its customs duty, which is determined on the basis of the invoice price of the first import of such goods, and if the invoice price is lower than the fixed selling price and the customs value is the fixed selling price, then the importer must pay the customs duty on the difference between the invoice price and the fixed selling price. If the invoice amount of the imported goods is less than the actual value of the goods, a penalty of 10% to 100% of the invoice amount of the goods is levied on the balance of the concealed value of the goods.
Egypt is located in the eastern part of North Africa and its territory includes the Sinai Peninsula to the east of the Suez Canal and the south-western tip of Asia. Egypt is strategically located as a land transportation hub between Asia and Africa, as well as a shortcut to the sea route between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
Port of Alexandria
Alexandria Port (also known as Alexandria and El Iskandaria) is an Egyptian port on the Mediterranean coast and the most important seaport in Egypt, the country's second largest city and the capital of Alexandria Governorate.
Port Said is a city in north-eastern Egypt (full name: THE ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT), the country's second largest port and the capital of Port Said Governorate. It is located on the Mediterranean coast at the northern end of the Suez Canal, an estuarine seaport, a free industrial zone and a basic port.
Port of Suez
In the seventh century it was the end point of the canal that connected the Nile with the Red Sea, and during the Ottoman Empire it was a military and commercial port. There are large oil refineries and industries such as fertiliser, shipping and paper making. The port is connected to Cairo and Alexandria by oil pipeline, and to Cairo by rail and road.
Ocean freight from Shenzhen to Port Said, Egypt is around USD1000 per small container. The ocean freight rate from Shenzhen to Port Said is USD95 per side.
The ocean freight rate from Guangzhou to Port Said, Egypt is about USD1100 per container. The ocean freight rate to Port Said is USD95 per square.
The ocean freight rate from Shanghai to Port Said, Egypt is around USD1025 per container. The ocean freight rate to Port Said for LCL is USD106 per square.
The ocean freight rate from Ningbo to Port Said, Egypt is around USD1200 per container. The ocean freight rate to Port Said is USD71 per square.
The ocean freight rate from Qingdao to Port Said, Egypt is around USD1170 per container. The ocean freight rate to Port Said is USD35 per square.
The ocean freight rate from Tianjin to Port Said, Egypt is around USD1300 per container. The ocean freight rate to Port Said is USD50 per square.
*The above freight rates are for reference only, please contact us for a real time quote.
The three main ports in Egypt are Alexandria, Port Said and Dumyat! From domestic sea freight to Alexandria and Port Said in Egypt, it takes about 35 days. To Sukona by sea, the sea shipping time is about 32 days.
Cairo International Airport Cairo International Airport is located approximately 15 km north-east of the centre of Cairo, the capital of Egypt. Cairo International Airport is the base for Egyptian Airlines and was managed by the Cairo Airport Authority in 2004, serving 534,069 passengers, and in 2006 it served 107,780,097 passengers, making it the busiest airport in Cairo and the second busiest in Africa. In addition to public transport, Cairo International Airport is served by an internal shuttle bus that runs 24 hours a day between the two airports, which are 3 km apart, with a frequency of 30 minutes. The airport is also served by two main roads: the Sarasram Road (connecting the airport, the city centre and the heliports) and the Autostrad Road (the Cairo Ring Road).
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Egypt is located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, in the north-east of Africa, and its territory includes the Sinai Peninsula in the south-west of Asia.
Services of China Express to Egypt
DHL: the United States, European countries below 21KG small goods low price, fast, 2-3 working days, Hong Kong delivery warehouse without queuing.
UPS: Europe, the United States, Southeast Asia, more than 21KG large goods low price, 3-7 working days.
FedEx: can receive pure battery, built-in battery and supporting battery goods, 3-6 days.
TNT: normal 4-5 days, very low price in Western Europe, strong customs clearance, and global access to goods, no remote area delivery surcharge.
EMS International Express: strong network, reasonable prices, no charge for solid weight delivery, can be cleared without commercial invoices, and has the right to priority customs clearance. Especially for sensitive goods, customs clearance is generally possible. Goods that do not pass customs clearance can be shipped back to China free of charge.
Documents required for express delivery to Egypt from China
1, Commercial invoice: The original invoice must be available and legally recognised by the Egyptian Consulate; legal recognition is not required if there is a credit certificate.
2, Valuation list: when the importer submits an import application for a license (if an import license is required), the importer needs to submit a valuation list of the imported goods, and also indicate the country of production of the goods.
3, bill of lading: should be written the name of the consignor, the name and address of the consignee, the designated port of discharge and commodity specification, the list of goods, the bill of lading code must be registered in full.
From 2015 onwards exported Egyptian products will not be able to clear customs if there is no inspection certificate indicating the Egyptian standard number.
Every country has rules that must be followed, so be sure to follow them for your own good.
● Animals and animal products
● Lottery tickets
● Meat and edible miscellaneous precious metals and stones
● Printing industry - products of an offensive nature
|Q： How long does it take to ship my cargo from China shipping to Egypt?|
|A：Even though most companies do not give you an exact date for the arrival of your cargo, they do provide an approximate date.In most cases these dates are reliable. But again, this depends on the mode of shipment and the frequency with which the shipping company reaches its destination.|
|Q：My supplier has no right to export. Can you help me export the goods?|
|A: Yes, We can purchase an export licence, process the customs declaration and send the goods to you.|