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Mandatory Export Packaging Markings for Regulated Products under Egypt Ministerial Decrees 660 and 626

News Date:2012.07.17


The Egyptian Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade has issued the Ministerial Decrees 626 /2011 and 660/2011 dated 17/11/2011 which imposes certain restriction on the importation of Textiles, Apparel and Leather products. The product groups covered under these decrees are;

A. Product Covered under Decision of Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade No. 626/2011

  • Clothes / Garments and textile accessories like scarves, handkerchiefs, etc.
  • Finished and Printed Fabrics
  • Dyed and Coloured Yarns
  • Home Textiles
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Bags, wallets, purses, hats, belts, etc. made of textile
     

B. Product Covered under Decision of Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade No. Decree 660/2011

  • Natural Leather
  • Artificial Leather
  • Footwear and its parts
  • Bags, wallets, purses, hats, belts, etc. made of leather
     

The above products must comply with all the product requirements, physical performance and chemical safety requirements as per Egyptian standards.

In addition, the importance of having the right export packaging markings as mandated by Egypt Customs and GOEIC (General Organization for Export and Import Control) must be significantly noted by all Exporters.

The below marking requirements are mandatory, in addition to other marking requirements .

  • Name of Producer or Exporter or Registered Trademark
  • No. of Pieces
  • Country of Origin
  • Gross Weight and Net Weight
  • Description of Carton's Content
     

Non-inclusion of any of the above markings may result in unwanted delays in clearance of the goods from Egypt Customs.

For further technical information and assistance on understanding compliance with all the Egyptian standard requirements, please contact your nearest Intertek Country Office, details of which can be found here or email us at info.government@intertek.com

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