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This service allows commercial customers to submit an application for giving permission to export through the online portal of GOEIC, either by the Exporting Permission Certificate (Form No. 4 Exports) or by notation in the customs certificate, in addition to the role of the Central Department of Exports and its branches in terms of technical guidance, researches and standards in GOEIC. This service aims to provide a mechanism for the process of submitting such application which will save time spent on the service.
Branches of the General Organization for Export and Import Control at ports and governorates
The Central Department of Exports and its branches at ports and governorates
· The customer must have an active e-services account on the online portal.
· The procedure must be completed within 15 days of the date submitting the application on the portal.
· The export card
· Inspection application
· Certificate of customs formalities
· An approved bill from the exporter
1. The exporter shall submit the inspection application to the competent branch of GOEIC in accordance with the form prepared for this matter with payment of the fees set by a resolution of the minister concerned with foreign trade, and the exporter may request the completion of the inspection procedures on the customs declaration.
2. The visual inspection is sufficient for the exported commodities that met the following rules:
o The exporter shall have a quality control system approved by competent authorities and providing a written acknowledgment by the exporter for approval of such system is sufficient and the exporter shall accept the inspection of this system by GOEIC.
o GOEIC shall ensure that the same exporter is exporting the commodity for a period that is not less than one year and with a minimum of ten lots, and that these lots have never been rejected fully or partially. The exporters who meet the aforementioned rules are registered in a special record designed for that purpose at GOEIC and a decision made by the Minister of Foreign Trade for the registration or cancellation in that record is published monthly in Al-Waqa'i' al-Misriyya (the Egyptian affairs) newspaper. The chairman of GOEIC may order to conduct a random inspection on any of lots exported by exporters registered in the referred registry. If the randomly inspected lot does not meet the specifications, the exporter shall be noticed with cancellation in the record and will be subject to final cancellation in case of repetition and will be re-registered if the rules are met.
3. Before exporting commodities subject to export quality control (such as fresh citrus, fresh garlic, fresh onion, fresh potatoes, fresh peanuts), the exporter shall obtain the approval of the General Organization for Export and Import Control in accordance with the rules and procedures set forth for inspection and control of exported commodities.
4. The exporter shall prepare the lots to be inspected within the Customs house and he may request the inspection of the exported lot at the place of its preparation in the production sites or outside the Customs house provided that he pays for the services performed by GOEIC in accordance with the rules issued by the Minister of Foreign Trade. The exporter has the right to request the inspection of the part prepared from the lot to be exported if is the full lot is not fully prepared.
5. The all parts of the exported lots that have to be inspected and consisted of several lots or parcels shall be of the same type, category, grade and package.
6. GOEIC shall abide by certificates issued by the competent authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Ministry of Health and Population and Ministry of Electricity and Energy, which are released according to the control procedures carried out by such authorities in the production and preparation sites and the control procedures for compliance with the sanitary rules, agricultural, veterinary and radiation quarantine. Such certificates are valid for exportability and are only inspected visually at the shipping ports.
7. The competent branch of GOEIC shall examine and review a random sample of the exported lot and shall reject the exported lot for meeting specifications and standards only after inspection of three random samples representing the exported lot. It is permissible, upon the desire of exporter, to complete the exports inspection procedures and issue the certificate of export permission on the customs declaration. The competent branch of GOEIC shall issue the certificate of export permission for the owner of the exported lot to export the conforming amount and such certificate shall be issued immediately upon completion of the inspection and review and the exporter has the right to request the registration of certificate on customs declaration.
8. If the result of the inspection shows non-compliance with the set conditions and specifications, the branch of GOEIC shall notify the exporter, his agent or his representative with the reasons of refusal within 24 hours from the date of the inspection.
9. The exporter shall ship the lot within the period specified in the certificate of export permission.
10. In order to allow the exportation of the inspected lot, it is required that such lot still in conformity with the conditions and standards until the time of shipping, and the branch of GOEIC is responsible for such procedure. If it is proved that the lot has become incompatible with the specified conditions and standards, the branch must withdraw the certificate of export permission and unsealing the lot if the lot is outside the customs house, and if it is inside the customs house, its exportation shall be prohibited.
11. If the exporter did not export or the time limit specified in the certificate of export permission expired, the competent branch of organization shall unseal the lot.
12. The branch of GOEIC shall give the permission to export either by the certificate of export permission (Form No. 4 Exports) or by notation in customs certificate. Upon request of the exporter, his agent or his representative, GOEIC or its competent branches shall also issue a certificate of the result of the inspection or a copy thereof or a replacement of loss after payment of prescribed fee.
13. The exporter or his representative shall be committed to meet the unified statistical form for each lot and submit it to the competent branch of GOEIC for control on exports and imports before shipping. The data approved in the form shall be identical to the data of actual lot and customs declaration. The exporter shall also notify the branch of GOEIC with any modifications on such data and the competent customs shall be allowed to complete shipping only after confirming the delivery of the statistical form to the branch of GOEIC.
14. The exporter, within 48 hours of being informed by result of exported lot inspection, may submit a request for re-inspection to the branch of the GOEIC, explaining the reasons for that. If such request is accepted, the lot must be re-inspected by new technicians who have not previously participated in the inspection of this lot and the inspection shall be done in the presence of the exporter, his agent or his authorized representative.
15. Upon a request from the importer, the chairman of GOEIC or his authorized representative may exempt any of the lots exported abroad from any inspections and tests. The exporter may request inspection of exported commodities according to the standards required by the importer, provided that such specifications are set forth in the request of exporter.
16. GOEIC is also competent to inspect the commodities the interested parties require to optionally inspect and to carry out the tests required by any of the interested parties or persons.
Submission of complaints against final results of inspection:
1. The exporter or importer may submit a complaint against the final results of inspection within one week as of the date releasing the results. The interested party, his agent or his representative shall submit the complaint to the secretariat of Appeals Commission formed by the decision of the Minister of Foreign Trade in accordance with the terms of Article 7 of Prime Minister Resolution No. 1186 of 2003 and the complaint shall be accompanied by a proof of payment of a cash deposit of five pounds, which will be refunded if the complaint is accepted. The complaint shall be presented to the Committee within one week of submission to the Committee to examine the documents submitted by the interested parties, to decide what it deems fit, including the adoption, amendment or cancellation of the final results, or giving an order of re-inspection. The decision of the Committee shall be final and all concerned parties shall be notified by such decision. if the Committee gives an order of re-inspection, it has to determine the appropriate inspection laboratory and allow the complainant to attend the procedures of inspections and the results of such inspection shall be final and it is not permissible to complain against such results.
· Inspection of optional goods:
GOEIC shall inspect the exported commodities and products, whether food, agricultural or industrial, which are requested to be inspected by any of the concerned parties and including, but not limited to, the following:
o Lots of Exported Leathers:
GOEIC shall examine the lots of exported leathers and provide a quality inspection certificate for it (Certificate No. 9 Exports) in accordance with the Commission's mandate from the Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade dated 31/5/2011. This certificate is submitted as one of the documents necessary for exporters to benefit from the Leather Exports Supporting Program of the Export Development Fund.
o Lots of Exported Furniture:
GOEIC shall issue a certificate of conformity and inspection (Certificate No. 9 Exports) for shipments of furniture exported overseas for exporters subject to Article (105) of Regulation 770 of 2005 for eligible exporters who meet the rules of visual inspection, for which a decision from Minister of Foreign Trade is made.
o Lots of marble and granite:
GOEIC shall inspect lots of exported marble and granite and issue an inspection certificate for it (Certificate No. 9 Exports) to determine the level of finishing for shipments being shipped as of 1/3/2013 and in accordance with the letter sent by Export Development Fund to GOEIC. This certificate is submitted as one of the documents necessary for exporters to benefit from the Marble and Leather Exports Supporting Program of the Export Development Fund.
o Lots of broken rice:
GOEIC shall inspect lots of broken rice in accordance with the governing resolutions adopted in this regard, by which such exports are allowed to be exported through the ports of Alexandria and Dekheila only.
o Inspection shall be conducted immediately once the application is complete while giving permission to export depends on the type of lot (export permission shall be given immediately to the lots that do not require a laboratory inspection while for the lots that require a laboratory inspection, the permission depends on the inspection time, where the export permission is given immediately after the results of laboratory, in the case of conformity).