Egypt issues guide to simplified customs procedures for COP 27 climate conference

Tue, 18 Oct 2022 - 02:03 GMT

The guide includes determining customs procedures on imports under the temporary release system, procedures for goods received for display and return fees, and procedures for refunding value-added tax for foreign departures.

Egypt allows expats to import passenger car without customs duties

Thu, 13 Oct 2022 - 03:37 GMT

The draft law stipulates that “an Egyptian who has a valid residency abroad has the right to import one private passenger car for his personal use, exempt from taxes and fees that had to be paid to release the car, including the value-added tax and the schedule tax.

Finance min.: Eased customs clearance, tax return to participants in climate summit

Sun, 25 Sep 2022 - 04:41 GMT

The committee should group senior officials of the customs and tax authorities, the Finance Ministry said in a statement Sunday.

Finance min. reviews efforts to develop customs outlets

Sun, 24 Jul 2022 - 02:44 GMT

He asserted the keenness on benefiting from the artificial intelligence technology in analyzing and handling data to contribute to determining the risks of each element of the exports operation to guarantee the quick release of goods and improve the quality products in the markets.

Egypt announces testing Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs for Salmonella after UK cases

Thu, 07 Apr 2022 - 12:49 GMT

Samples of Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs will be sent to the labs of the Ministry of Health and Population for analysis.

Egypt completes digitization of customs system next June

Sun, 30 Jan 2022 - 12:05 GMT

Maait added that the Ministry of Finance has made great strides in modernizing and mechanizing the customs system by modernizing the legislative structure by issuing the new customs law and its executive regulations, and implementing the “single window” system.

Finance min. reviews Customs Authority's efforts to facilitate measures for businesses

Thu, 11 Nov 2021 - 01:57 GMT

This comes within the customs exemptions offered for exported strategic goods in order to reduce the process time at customs facilities, reduce the logistics cost of businesses and help meet the local market’s needs.

Egypt applies customs reductions on 6900 commodities exported to Mercosur markets

Wed, 01 Sep 2021 - 02:26 GMT

The new tranche of customs cuts comes as a continuation of the list of goods that were completely freed from customs duties during September last year, which included about 600 goods.

Finance min. orders offering all needed facilities at customs authority

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 01:14 GMT

This came within the framework of the national project for upgrading and mechanizing the customs administration.

Alexandria customs revenues hit LE 7B in February

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 12:00 GMT

Customs certificates worth LE 1.922 billion have been issued for imports at Alexandria port, the statement said.

Revenues from smoke customs in Cairo hit LE 236.75M during February

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 - 11:49 GMT

“Smoke exports at the General Administration of Smoke Customs in Cairo amounted to about LE 4.67 million,” it added.

Egypt approves new customs tax breaks for used electric cars

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 11:03 GMT

This decision comes in line with the state's efforts to expand the use of electric vehicles, especially since Egypt is a promising market for the transportation industry in general.

Investigation launched into Alexandria Port fire

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 - 10:38 GMT

Minister of Finance Mohamed Mait ordered launching an investigation into the fire that broke out in the Port of Alexandria on Monday.

Arab Customs Cooperation Agreement ‘step towards Arab Free Trade Zone’: Foreign Ministry

Mon, 14 Dec 2020 - 02:23 GMT

The Arab Customs Cooperation Agreement was approved by the Economic and Social Council of the League of Arab States in Cairo on September 3, 2015.

Egypt's finance minister explains customs upgrade mandated by new bill

Sat, 14 Nov 2020 - 03:48 GMT

Such moves are aimed for the improvement of Egypt's rankings of competitiveness, doing business, and macroeconomic environment.

Sisi orders shortening customs clearance time, simplifying procedures

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 - 10:48 GMT

Sisi issued the directives Tuesday at a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and Finance Minister Mohamed Maait.

Egypt modifies tariffs on specific goods to encourage local manufacturing

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 - 05:22 GMT

The Ministry of Finance began implementing on Sunday presidential decree no.59/2020 on modifying tariffs on specific goods.

Kenya violates COMESA free trade agreement by imposing 25% tariff on Egyptian exports

Sun, 13 Sep 2020 - 11:32 GMT

The Egyptian government is waiting for the Kenyan response to its query on the latter's decision.

600 goods exported to MERCOSUR exempted from full customs as of Sept

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 - 01:20 GMT

The MERCOSUR agreement support increasing exports to the different international markets and opening new horizons for the Egyptian products, Gamea' said.

Egypt to establish electronic system to track goods for 1st time

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 - 01:37 GMT

It aims to deal in customs with goods contracted with a modern e-commerce system, with the possibility of pre-clearance and payment of customs duties before the arrival of the goods.