The New Requirements on Exporting Textile Products to Egypt has been Postponed to 15 June 2012The Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Egypt issued two decrees in November 2011 relating to the control of imported goods of textile and leather products and its accessories and bags by Testing and Inspection.
The inspection process of these decrees was first postponed to 1 April 2012. Then, after the Meeting at the Chairman Board Office on 22 March 2012, it was agreed to extend the time limit of applying these two decrees until 15 June 2012 to submit the revision certificates, from abroad or register the exporting companies with containing the examination according to the safety specification applied for these products which is subject to the decrees 626/ 2011 and 660/ 2011.
New Process for Importing Apparel Products to Egypt after 15 June 2012
The scope of the decrees:
Decree no. 626/ 2011: Ready-made clothes, linen and textiles used manufacturing items, yarns, carpets, floor coverings, and home textiles.
Decree No. 660/ 2011: Leather, leather products, artificial leather, shoes and its parts, bags and belts.
After 15 June 2012:
The shipments to Egypt for the goods subjected to the scope of the two decrees must be accompanied by an inspection certificate issued by an accredited inspection company. The inspection documents should contain the following:
Labels should contain:
The testing requirements for leather product are provided in the Egyptian standards - ES 7322/ 2011 for Leathers:
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