Egypt Regulatory Update

Jul 30, 2021 | Egypt

Mandatory requirement of Advanced Cargo Identification (ACID) number and other details in Shipment Documents

The Egyptian Ministry of Finance issued Decree 222/2021 for the setting up of an Advanced Cargo Information (ACI) platform, Nafeza, for electronic transmission of shipment data and Customs clearance.

As part of the original enforcement, the Decree mandated that all shipments having a Bill of Lading dated July 1, 2021 and later would need to have the following information clearly indicated on the Certificate of Inspection (CoI) and all other shipment documents: Advanced Cargo Identification (ACID) Number, Importer Tax Number, Exporter’s Commercial Registration Number.

NOTE, however, that the Egyptian Ministry of Finance, via Decree 328/2021, has now postponed the mandatory enforcement date from July 1, 2021 to October 1, 2021.

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