Egypt: Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Export Certificate Report
In June 2022, Egypt launched a trial phase of the Advanced Clearance Information system (ACI) on airfreight. The government is expected to fully apply the electronic ACI system in October 2022. This comes after the October 1, 2021, launch of the ACI in sea ports. Traders must register within the designated platforms (CargoX for exporters and ACI for importers). The Egyptian government will no longer require Egyptian embassy authentication on certificates of origin. Egypt notified of new halal requirements and procedures for food products. On August 15, 2022, the government of Egypt issued a WTO/TBT addendum highlighting products requiring halal certification and procedures for obtaining a certificate. The notification sets out product lists identified by HS codes. This was disclosed via a Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) third addendum notification to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Neither the notification's commitment to the commenting period nor its entry into force date are specified.