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20 June 2016

Egyptian Ministerial Decree No.991/2015

This Decree implements special conditions regarding the importation of specific commodities. Indeed, the Ministry of Trade & Industry announces that some particular products exported to the Republic of Egypt for the retail market should follow a new import procedure. Factories, manufacturers or trademark owners of the following finished products imported for retail market purposes will need to register with the General Organization for Export and Import Control (GOEIC) in the future.


  • Dairy products
  • Canned and dried fruits
  • Edible oils & fats
  • Chocolate and cocoa products
  • Sugar products
  • Pasta, grain products (bread) and bakery products
  • Fruit juice
  • Mineral, natural, sparkling water and soft drinks
  • Cosmetics, dental products, deodorants, bath products, perfume ingredients
  • Soap and detergents
  • Floor covers
  • Tableware, cutleries and utensils
  • Sanitary ware, tubs, sinks, toilets and toilet seats
  • Toilet paper, sanitary & cosmetic papers and baby diapers
  • Household tiles
  • Table glassware
  • Reinforced steel bars
  • Household appliances (stoves, blinders, AC systems, fans, washing machines, fryers, heaters)
  • Office & household furniture
  • Bicycles and motorcycles
  • Watches
  • Household lightning equipment
  • Toys
  • Garments, Textiles, Furnishings, Rugs, Blankets and Shoes

This Decree was signed by Eng.Tarik Kabila, Egyptian Minister of Trade & Industry and dated 30 December 2015. It will fully enter into effect 60 days after the first announcement on 30th December 2015.


The original version of the Decree in Arabic is available here. If you would like to receive more information on the Decree or its application, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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