Product Certification for Egypt

Products that are placed on the market within Egypt must undergo a GOEIC assessment process that has several steps to be followed before the goods are exported.

The objective of GOEIC (General Organization for Export and Import Control) is to protect Egyptian consumers, the environment and the country's reputation through using the latest techniques and procedures to inspect, test and certify products imported into the country. To achieve this, GOEIC collaborates with various Ministry of Trade and Industry stakeholders to facilitate the movement of goods, develop Egyptian industries, encourage exports and raise the competitiveness of Egyptian products.

GOEIC Certification Process

GOEIC certification covers a wide range of consumer products, including, but not limited to, electrical and electronic devices, textiles, footwear, leather goods and cosmetics (regulated products). A Certificate of Conformity must be issued prior to customs clearance.

Egypt Conformity Assessment Process

There are two processes for the GOEIC certification:

Unregistered or Unlicensed Products GOEIC process

This process is designed for occasional exporters who are not required to register or license their products. The process is divided into three stages:

  1. Document verification. At this stage you will need to provide: 

    • Request for Certification 

    • Pro-forma Invoice 

    • Packing List 

    • Letter of Credit (if applicable) 

    • Valid Conformity Documents delivered by an accredited laboratory (ISO 17025)

  2. Product Laboratory Testing

  3. Physical Inspection of Goods

Registered Products process

This process is designed for exporters and manufacturers who make frequent shipments to Egypt. The process is divided into three stages:

  1. Document verification. At this stage you will need to provide: 

    • Request for Certification 

    • Pro-forma Invoice 

    • Packing List 

    • Letter of Credit (if applicable) 

    • Valid Conformity Documents delivered by an accredited laboratory (ISO 17025)

  2. Product registration. Product registration is done once a year, however, sample testing is done every 3 months to ensure that your product continues to meet Egyptian requirements.

  3. Physical Inspection of Goods.

Labeling & Marking Requirements

Finished goods that are imported for distribution and sale in Egypt must be labeled in Arabic - manufacturer’s name, product description and country of origin. Additional requirements apply to the labeling of food products, drugs and textiles. The labelling according to the local Egyptian requirements must be applied to products before import.

How can CCIS assist you?

Being a specialist in performing product conformity assessment procedures to determine whether a product meets all the requirements of Egypt we offer solutions for:

  • Identification and classification of products to determine the applicable local legislation.

  • Testing and analyzing your products at the authorized laboratories.

  • Elaboration and verification of technical documentation including instruction manuals, labels, etc.

  • Translation of technical documents, drawings, labels, etc. into Arabic