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30 August 2016

Applicable standards

As per Egyptian Decree number 991/2015: Special conditions regarding the importation of certain commodities:

The products regulated in Egypt by the Verification of Conformity (VOC) program, from March 16, 2016, must now meet the following requirements:

  • Pre-shipment inspection in the exporting country
  • Systematic product testing exclusively in ISO 17025 accredited labs

Regarding the testing requirements, Cotecna can walk you through the process to help you comply with all the applicable norms set by the Arab Republic of Egypt and get your products certified. Please note that the documentary review carried out by Cotecna can reduce testing requirements.

Export products must meet Egyptian testing requirements as defined by the Egyptian standards. If Egyptian standards are not mandatory for a specific product, but the product is nonetheless subject to the GOEIC decrees, the following international standards are to be considered relevant and applicable:

  • International Standards- ISO/IEC
  • European Standards (EN)
  • American Standards (ASTM)
  • Japanese Standards (JIS)
  • Codex Standards for food products

Cotecna can help you identify the correct standards applicable to your products, as well as determine if your products have to follow the Egyptian or any other international standards approved by GOEIC. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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