Tax: up to 14%

Duties: up to 10%

Restricted items: High frequency networking devices

Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays 

Lead times: 6 - 12 weeks (depending on license requirements)

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder or Courier

Prominent Languages: Arabic

The Complexities of Importing into Egypt

There has been recent growth in the Egyptian Technology market as large telecommunications companies begin building data centers to satisfy the demand for colocation facilities. The import process into Egypt is a challenging and timely process. Certain goods require extra compliance documents, which need to be sourced from uncooperative government entities and could take several weeks to acquire. This makes for extremely long lead times when shipping into Egypt. Accurate cost estimations are particularly difficult as there is a tendency for Egyptian customs to conduct revaluations of goods. Shipments destined for anywhere outside Cairo may have longer delivery times.

How TecEx Can Help You Import into Egypt

TecEx uses its extensive network to source necessary additional documentation more efficiently. Our compliance experts will perform a detailed assessment of your parts prior to shipping. They will identify and apply for all the necessary licenses as well as check the value of the goods, reducing the risk of a revaluation at customs. Doing so helps avoid delays at customs or unexpected costs due to penalties or higher taxes resulting from misdeclared values on the commercial invoice. TecEx is also able to assist with attestation and legalization of documents.

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