Egypt

Do you want to sell your products to Egypt? WWBridge can help you to get conformity: EOS, GOEIC, EGAC, NTRA Approval.

Exporters/Importers trading with Egypt need to comply with the requirements of the Egypt Conformity Assessment Programme in order to clear customs for their products.


Certification services in Egypt

  • EOS
  • GOEIC
  • EGAC
  • NTRA Approval

EOS

EOS (Egyptian Organisation for Standardization and Quality) is the official body responsible for standardization activities, quality and industrial metrology aiming at increasing the competitiveness of the Egyptian products in the international and regional markets along with consumer's and environment protection.

The Organization operates two product certification schemes:

  • the Conformity Mark Scheme, mandatory for products for which a Ministerial Decree has been issued;
  • the Quality Mark Scheme, voluntary and upon request from the industrial organization.

GOEIC

The process of inspecting imported goods and issuing an inspection certificate is centralized within the General Organization for Import and Export (GOEIC).

WWBridge provides a company registration service if there is no local representative.

There are 2 Certification Routes of the GOEIC Programme.

Route A: Unregistered or Unlicensed Products

Route A of the GOEIC Conformity Assessment Programme is designed for infrequent exporters who do not need to register or license their products.

Route A: Unregistered or Unlicensed Products

Steps to shipment at the country of export.

1. Document Verification

Contact WWBridge to get the certification process started. You will need to have the following documents:

  • Request for Certification (RFC)
  • Pro-forma Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Letter of Credit (where applicable)
  • Valid Conformity Documents (if available)
2. Product Laboratory Testing

WWBridge will collect your product samples for testing, and will have them analysed in an ISO 17025 accredited, or otherwise qualified, laboratory.

3. Physical Inspection of Goods

WWBridge will carry out a physical inspection of the goods and/or supervise the container loading, as required.

Route B: Registered Products

Route B of the GOEIC Conformity Assessment Programme is designed for exporters and manufacturers that make regular shipments to Egypt.

Route B: Registered Products

Steps to shipment at the country of export.

1. Document Verification

Use our online contact form, or contact WWBridge to get the certification process started. You will need to have the following documents:

  • Request for Certification (RFC)
  • Pro-forma Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Letter of Credit (where applicable)
  • Valid Conformity Documents (if available)
2. Registration

WWBridge will collect your product samples for testing and send to an ISO 17025 accredited or otherwise qualified laboratory. We will provide the registration process.

If you have a valid conformity document, please provide it to WWBridge.

3. Physical Inspection of Goods

WWBridge will carry out a physical inspection of the goods and/or supervise the container.

Request a Certification

To learn more about the GOEIC programme, or to get a certificate for your exports, please send a request to WWBridge through [email protected]

EGAC

EGAC is the sole body in Egypt grants accreditation of conformity assessment bodies including testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, medical laboratories and certification bodies.

Accreditation Process

• Application for accreditation.
• Document study by EGAC.Appointment of assessment team.
• Pre-assessment visit.
• Assessment visit and defining nonconformities, if any.
• Reviewing evidence of corrective actions.
• Granting accreditation.
• Annual surveillance visits.

WWBrifge is ready to provide cervices to obtain EGAC Accreditation. Please, contact us for more information through email [email protected]

NTRA Approval

The National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt requires type approval of Telecommunication and Radio equipment. Approval is generally granted based on review of foreign test reports by accredited labs.

The NTRA’s regulations state four categories of approval, depending on the country of origin:

  • Light Scheme (for applicants/manufacturers from Western Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan or the USA)
  • Tight Scheme (for applicants/manufacturers from China or India)
  • Guided Scheme (for applicants/manufacturers from Egypt)
  • Intermediate Scheme (for applicants/manufacturers from any country that has not been listed)
  • Testing requirements will be stricter for the Tight Scheme in terms of laboratory recognitions.

The validity of the NTRA’s approval certificate

  • is indefinite and the overall approval process can take approximately 8 weeks.
  • if the applicant’s/manufacturer’s country of origin is India or China, it can take up to 12 weeks.

Our longstanding professional experience managing conformity assessment programs around the world allows us to offer effective and comprehensive solutions that accelerate the introduction of your products to the market, guarantee quality and safety, and reduce possible losses. Feel free to contact us through e-mail: [email protected], or call +7 (495) 787-87-70.



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F.A.Q.

Is the local representative company required for handling the EAC certification?
In accordance with the Customs Union legislation, a foreign manufacturer must have a Local representative company (an Applicant) on the territory of the Customs Union (CU) to issue the certificate/declaration. This means that an Applicant for you can be your customer, distributor or official representative company in CU. WorldWideBridge LLC will be mentioned on certificate/declaration as a local representative. 
What does Annual maintenance inspection assume?
Each serially producing product that requires Certificate of conformity is subjected to Annual Maintenance Inspection (or so-called Inspection control) in case of applying for more than 1-year certificate. It assumes that certification body which issued the CoC needs to confirm that the product is still produced at the same quality. It can be done through the re-testing or reviewing of Quality Management System documents. In some cases, the certification body can initiate a production site audits during AMI.
What does the cost of certification services depend on? Is there any price list?
The cost of certification services depends on the type of the required approval document and technical characteristics of the product itself that influences the scope of tests that are to be conducted. We have no price-list because used to work with a wide range of certification bodies, testing laboratories, and other specialized state institutions (Federal Security Service (FSS) licensing center, Radiofrequency center (RFC), Rostekhnadzor, Roszdravnadzor, etc.)And this means that the price can vary depending on product specification and certain certification body's pricing policy. If we are talking about the product specification, then the cost can be affected by the number of models, differences in applied models, the number of communication standards used (for radio products), the number of declared protective properties (for PPE), metrology characteristics ( for measuring devices) and so on. Each product is unique, each request must be carefully calculated to determine the type of document, the amount of testing, the most optimal certification scheme, the number of test reports, etc. Also, it is important to note that CU certification bodies have a certain accreditation (product range they can approve). So, in case of big projects that include different products for certification we should apply to several different authorities. Each of those has individual pricing policies due to their testing facilities. This fact can significantly affect the pricing and process. Our goal is to provide accurate consulting services in a specific case. Therefore, we are happy to evaluate the client's application, which contains the name and description of the product and the HS code (Customs code).
What is the EAC mark and when should it be applied?
EAC mark is an approval sign for products that are needed to be imported to the Customs Union (CU). This mark gives the opportunity to enter the markets of Russia, Belarus, Kazakstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, distribute products throughout the entire territory of these countries, and extend your audience to almost 200 millions of people. EAC mark can be obtained only after the certification procedure according to the Technical Regulations of the Customs union is finished. ЕАС abbreviation stands for “Eurasian Conformity”. The unified mark is applied to each unit of production, packaging or accompanying documentation. The image of the unified mark has to be one colour and contrast with the surface colour on which it is applied. The place of application of the unified mark on the product, packaging and documentation is established in technical regulations of the Customs union.
Can the production site audit be replaced by CIG report?
The production site audit can be required in case the product requires the Certificate of conformity to the Technical Regulation of the Customs union. A lot of our clients are interested whether the production audit can be replaced by CIG report that use to be issued by most European producers. Customs union approval procedure does not assume replacing of the audit by providing CIG report because the expert from certification authority is obliged to check the QMS personally according to our law.
How is determine whether the Declaration of conformity or Certificate of conformity is required?
The necessary form of the approval document depends on the product description and HS code (Customs code). In each technical regulations of the Customs union, there is the List which determines whether Certificate of conformity or Declaration of conformity is required for certain product according to its HS Code and application field. In some cases, technical parameters must be also taken into consideration (for pressure equipment, PPE products, etc.).
What is required to import the samples for tests?
The samples can be imported for test only after all the preparations. Firstly, we should prepare the application for the certification and confirm it with the client.  On the second stage, the client s preparing the invoice for samples delivery that is needed to be sent to us for the check.  When the samples arrived at the customs clearance office the receiver prepare all the necessary documents confirming the import purpose and pay all the required fees to the government.  Import fees depend on the announced product price according to the shipping invoice. Products that are valued less than 200 EUR are free from such fees.  The final stage assumes the registration of the cargo declaration that confirms that the samples passed the customs clearance and can be used on for certification.
How can the EAC approval documents be prolonged after the expiration date?
Customs union certification system does not assume the prolongation procedure. This means that the certification process must be repeated including tests, production site audit if required. After all the procedures are done you will receive a new approval document. 
Is there an open register where the issued EAC approval document can be checked?
Almost all approval documents are to be registered in the open registers. Here you can refer to some of them: the Registered EAC Certificates of Conformity ,  the Registered EAC Declarations of Conformity , the registered State Registration Certificates , FFS Notifications (encrypted means) register.  If you need additional information please apply to [email protected]

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