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Egypt - New Advance Cargo Information Customs Regulation

We would like to inform you about new Egyptian customs regulation that related to Advance Cargo Information (ACI).
Advance Cargo Information (ACI) is a new customs system under which Egyptian importers are required to declare full information about goods to be shipped to Egypt before actual loading from exporting country.

Upon the acceptance of Egyptian Authorities, a unique ACID will be issued for each ACI request.

Egyptian Importers are required by ACI procedures to instruct their exporters to include the below three data in their shipping order/BL/manifest.

  • ACID number
  • Egyptian Importer VAT Number
  • Exporter Registration Number

The ACI system will be implemented in two phases:

The Pilot Phase starts on 1st of April 2021 till 30/06/2021.

The full implementation is mandatory to start on the 1st of July 2021 , during this period it’s not allowed to load the cntr without having ACID.

Please ensure to provide loading port with all required data to secure the smooth loading.

For further information, please check the link below:
https://www.nafeza.gov.eg/media/files/ACI-User-Guide-English-Final.pdf

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