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Certificate of Inspection for Exports of Food to Egypt

NFSA Consignment Certification Programme for export of food consignments to Egypt

Exporters/Importers trading in Food and Food Contact Material Products with the Arab Republic of Egypt need to comply with the requirements of the National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) in order to clear their Consignments by NFSA Officials on its arrival at the Egyptian Ports/Borders.  

NFSA has introduced a Food Consignment Certification Programme requiring food and food contact material product consignments be verified for conformity to Egyptian Standard requirements by a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) such as Intertek and issued with a Certificate of Inspection (CoI). From 1st December 2020 regulated consignments issued with a CoI will benefit from a substantial reduction in destination inspection and intervention by the NFSA Officials on arrival thereby enabling fast track Customs clearance.

Previously regulated food products and food contact materials were under the control of General Organization for Export and Import Control (GOEIC) which will now be under the administration of NFSA and need to comply with the NFSA certification programme and not be processed through the GOEIC CoI programme.

Intertek is a registered CAB with NFSA and is authorized to certify regulated food products and food contact materials supplied from specified Countries of Supply. 

Regulated products under the NFSA certification programme which are subject to reduced inspections at destination include:  

  • Wheat
  • Oils
  • Rice
  • Sugar
  • Milk & Dairy Products
  • Preserved or Dried Fruits
  • Oils & Fats
  • Sugar Confectionary
  • Chocolate and Food preparations containing cocoa
  • Fruit Juices
  • Natural, Mineral and Soda Water
  • Food Contact Materials
  • Production Inputs (Includes raw materials, intermediate goods, additives, flavouring agents, processing aids and food-contact packaging materials, identified and confirmed as destined for the purpose of further processing in Egypt)

Consignments of regulated products may be subject to inspection and testing prior to shipment. Using Intertek’s proprietary risk assessment tool Inlight, Exporters can register with Intertek for fast-track certification of their product consignments.

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