The import process into Egypt is challenging and time-consuming. At a minimum, you will need a Certificate of Origin, Declarations of Conformity, a commercial invoice, and manufacture letters on hand. All these documents (and potentially more depending on the goods) will need to be notarized, legalized, and so on.
Most tech equipment is subject to regulations under Egypt’s National Telecoms Regulatory Authority (NTRA). The NTRA is the Egyptian entity that regulates and administers the telecoms sector. Approvals from the NTRA are needed to clear certain tech equipment through customs. Again, this can increase your lead times.
Accurate cost estimations are particularly difficult as there is a tendency for Egyptian customs to conduct revaluations of goods. This is where an experienced IOR will ensure the goods are correctly valued to avoid delays at customs or unexpected costs due to penalties or higher taxes resulting from mis-declared values on the commercial invoice.