Challenges Obtaining and Maintaining Egyptian Certification
Obtaining Egyptian certification can be tricky, and delays can occur from not going in with the right certification plan, or having the incorrect understanding of the certification process. The following are preventable issues that can cause delays:
- Not understanding if your products fall under mandatory NTRA certification or only requires CoI declaration (Certificate of Inspection)
- Submitting incorrect forms and documents to Egyptian certification bodies
- Not setting up and scheduling pre-inspection prior to shipment
- Not properly communicating and following up with certification bodies
How Can We Help?
G&M utilizes the following practices to achieve a fast and efficient Egyptian certification:
- Develop a certification plan for your company that maximizes certification coverage of current and future products based on product type.
- Work with local Egyptian authorities to expedite certification
- Rely on G&M’s experience to communicate directly with Egyptian authorities to minimize communication gaps.
- Track and alert customers of upcoming changes to regulations and standards.
G&M Compliance has established partners in Egypt to ensure that the certification process is completed in a timely manner. Our compliance experts understand the regulations and technical requirements necessary to minimize the risk of certification delays or rejection. In addition we stay updated on ever-changing regulations and requirements.
All product shipments need to be accompanied by a Certificate of Inspection before they can be imported into Egypt. The Certificate of Inspection (CoI) is issued by the Egyptian General Organization for Export & Import Control (GOEIC) and is mandatory for all shipments. Physical shipment inspection is required before certification can be completed. We can arrange with you a mutually convenient date, time and location for the shipment inspection to be carried out. This can normally be arranged within 48 hours. The following documents and information are required:
- A copy of Commercial Invoice
- Letter of Credit (L/C)
- A copy of the Quality Management System Certificate (ISO 9001), if available
- Test documents such as test reports, test certificates, etc.
- Packing list and Bill of Lading
Certification Mark: None
In-Country Representation: Not Required
In-Country Testing: Not Required
Expiration Details: Certificate does not expire
Continuing Surveillance: No factory inspection or market surveillance