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Registration and re-registration in the importers register

Service purpose:

  • Registration and re-registration of facilities subjected to the Companies Law numbered 159 / 1981 and Investment Law numbered 72/2017 that import for the purpose of trade
  • Registration is carried out in accordance with the Law of Importers Register numbered 121/1982 amended by Law numbered 7/2017.

Place of service

Branches of GOEIC: Marouf-Alexandria-Suez-Damietta-Sixth of October-Investor Services Complex in the Investment Authority

Conditions for registration and re-enrolment and the documents required for registration at the importers register

First: individual establishments

A- Conditions for listing and re-registration of individual establishments

  1. The facility must be registered in the commercial register and hold a tax card.
  2. The owner of the facility or the authorized agent (if existed) must be of Egyptian nationality.
  3. Importation has to be one of the company’s purposes according to the import commercial registry.
  4. The business has been practiced for at least two consecutive years prior to the application for registration.
  5. The volume of business in the last year of the tax return shall not be less than two million pounds.
  6. The capital registered in the commercial register shall not be less than five hundred thousand pounds.
  7. Deposit cash insurance or submit an equivalent bank guarantee letter with the amount of fifty thousand pounds.
  8. The person concerned or the person responsible for the import must have passed the training course required for practice of import.
  9. No final judgment against the person concerned or the authorized agent (if existed) through committing any of the crimes of fraudulent or negligent bankruptcy has not been issued unless he has been rehabilitated.
  10. That the person concerned or the authorized representative (if existed) is not a member of the Senate, deputies, local people’s councils, or a full-time member of political work throughout the term of their membership or their disengagement, unless he was already preoccupied with this work before their membership or sabbatical.
  11. The person concerned or the authorized agent (if existed) has not been convicted with a final judgment for a felony penalty or a penalty for a crime involving moral turpitude or dishonesty, or in one of the crimes stipulated in the laws of commerce, or the suppression of fraud, fraud, supply, customs, import and export, or Monitoring precious metals or companies, combating money laundering, protecting intellectual property rights, protecting competition, preventing monopolistic practices, the central bank, value-added tax, income tax, protecting your employer, or in one of the crimes stipulated in Article 8 of this law, and that All unless it has been reconciled or rehabilitated.

B- Documents for registration or re-registration of individual establishments

  1. Registration application form signed by the person concerned or the authorized representative in front of the competent employee or signed by the representative
  2. Documents to be completed by the agent (if existed):
    • A copy of a notarized authorized from the real estate registry and the original for review (even a second agent is accepted only).
    • A copy of the national ID card or passport of the agent and the original for viewing
    • A declaration of the validity of the authorized signed by the agent.
  3. Documents required to be completed by the owner of the facility and the authorized agent (if existed):
    • A copy of the national ID or passport, and the original for reviewing
    • An official extract of the birth certificate to prove nationality.
    • Acknowledgment of the registration of an individual property in the importers register signed in front of the competent employee or the authenticity of the signature certified by an approved bank.
  4. Group 6 declaration signed by the concerned employee, authorized representative, or agent (in case of obtaining Group 6 of chemical industry products).
  5. A recent official extract from the commercial register, valid for a period of not less than 90 days, and a recent statement that has not been issued for more than 90 days, including the import activity - the registered capital is not less than 500,000 pounds
  6. A copy of the last tax return approved by the Tax Authority (provided that it has a live stamp with the emblem of the Republic), explaining that the volume of business in the last year is not less than 200,000 pounds
  7. A copy of the tax card is identical to the commercial registration data and the original for viewing.
    OR a basic data document for the taxpayer from the tax authority (if the establishment is new and the tax card has not yet been issued, or the import activity is not clear in the tax card)
  8. The original certificate of practicing commerce for at least two consecutive years prior to the application for registration, valid and approved by the General Federation of Chambers of Commerce.
  9. The original import practice certificate in the name of the person concerned or responsible for the import insured by social insurances.
    OR a copy of the payment voucher for the import practice course fees at GOEIC.
    OR a letter from the regional training center for foreign trade stating that the training course has been booked at the center and in the name of the person concerned or an employee of the facility.
    OR a letter from the Chamber of Commerce stating that the training course has been booked and in the name of the person concerned or an employee of the facility.
  10. If the holder of the import practice certificate is an employee of the establishment, he shall submit:
    • Original Print Insurance (1 s. Insurance)
    • A copy of the national ID or passport, and the original for viewing
    • An official extract of the birth certificate to prove nationality.
    • A letter from the facility stamped to determine who is responsible for the insured import and that he is still working in the facility.
  11. Receipt of the deposit of the insurance value fifty thousand pounds in the treasury of GOEIC with the visa.
    OR a letter from the bank stating that the insurance amount (fifty thousand pounds) has been deposited in the Authority’s account
    OR a final unconditional bank guarantee letter in the name of the General organization for Export and Import Control / Importers Affairs Administration / 1 Marouf St. Ramses Intersection / The value of insurance on a new import card in the name of the facility according to the commercial registry / The duration of the letter of guarantee is 5 years / The insurance value is 50,000 EGP.

Second, partnership companies

A- Conditions for listing and re-registration of companies of persons

  1. The company must be registered in the commercial register and hold a tax card.
  2. The company must have been registered in the commercial registry for at least one year prior to the application for registration
  3. The volume of business in the last year of the tax return submitted to the Tax Authority shall not be less than five million pounds
  4. The paid-up capital registered in the commercial register shall not be less than two million pounds
  5. The share of the Egyptian partners in the capital shall not be less than 51%
  6. The head office of the company should be in Egypt and it was established in accordance with the provisions of Egyptian laws
  7. To be one of the company’s purposes from the reality of the commercial register is to import
  8. That a cash security deposit or an equivalent letter of bank guarantee in the amount of two hundred thousand pounds has been submitted
  9. To be responsible for importing Egyptian nationality
  10. That the general partners or those responsible for import have passed the import practice course approved by the Ministry.
  11. That the general partners and those responsible for the import have not issued a final judgment against any of them for committing one of the crimes of fraudulent or negligent bankruptcy unless he has been rehabilitated
  12. That the general partners and those responsible for importation are not members of the Senate, representatives of local people’s councils, or who are devoted to political work throughout the term of their membership or disengagement, unless they were originally occupied with this work before their membership or sabbatical.
  13. That the joint partners and those responsible for the import have not been convicted of any of them by a final verdict of a criminal penalty or a penalty in a crime against honor or trust or in one of the crimes stipulated in the trade laws or the suppression of fraud or supply or customs or import and export or control over precious metals Or companies, combating money laundering, protecting intellectual property rights, protecting competition and preventing monopolistic practices, the central bank, value-added tax, income tax, protecting your trustee, or in one of the crimes stipulated in Article 8 of this law, and all of that unless It has been reconciled or rehabilitated.

B- Documents for registration or re-registration of companies of persons

  1. Registration application form signed by the person who has the right to manage and sign in front of the competent employee or signed by the agent
  2. Documents to be completed by the agent (if the applicant is an agent):
    • A copy of a notarized authorized from the real estate registry and the original for review (even a second agent is accepted only)
    • A copy of the national ID card or passport of the agent and the original for viewing
    • Acknowledgment of the validity of the authorized signed by the agent.
  3. For the documents required of all those whose names are in the commercial register and who are responsible for importing
    • A copy of the national ID card or passport and the original
    • A declaration of the importers register signed in front of the competent employee or certified by the bank that the signature is correct.
    • An official extract of the birth certificate to prove the nationality from the person responsible for importing only
  4. In the case of obtaining Group 6 of chemical industry products, the Group 6 declaration signed by the competent employee who has the right to manage and sign, or from the agent
  5. A copy sealed with a live seal of the Republic’s emblem from the company’s contract or the company’s articles of incorporation and its amendments are registered, publicized and fixed in the commercial register, indicating that 51% of the capital is owned by Egyptians - import activity - paid capital is not less than two million pounds
  6. A recent official extract from the commercial register, valid for a period of not less than 90 days, and a recent statement that has not been issued for more than 90 days, including at least one year has passed since registration in the commercial register - import activity - 51% of the capital is owned by Egyptians - the person responsible for import is Egyptian in case The presence of foreigners - the paid-up capital is not less than two million Egyptian pounds
  7. A copy of the last tax return approved by the Tax Authority (with a live stamp of the Republic’s emblem) indicating that the volume of business in the last year is no less than 5 million pounds.
  8. A copy of the tax card is identical to the commercial registration data and the original for viewing
    OR a basic data document for the taxpayer from the tax authority (if the company is new and the tax card has not yet been issued, or the import activity is not clear in the tax card).
  9. The origin of the import practice certificate in the name of one of the general partners, the trustees, or the one responsible for the import insured by social insurances
    OR a copy of the payment voucher for the import practice course fees at the Authority
    OR a letter from the regional center for foreign trade training stating that the training course has been booked at the center
    OR a letter from the Chamber of Commerce stating that the training course has been booked
  10. If the holder of the import practice certificate is an employee of the company, he shall submit:
    • Original Brent Insurance (1 s. Insurance)
    • A copy of the national ID or passport, and the original for viewing
    • An official extract of the birth certificate to prove nationality
    • A letter from the company stamped with its seal to determine who is responsible for the insured import and that he is still working for the company
  11. Receipt of the deposit of the insurance value of 200,000 pounds in the authority's treasury with the visa
    OR a letter from the bank stating that the insurance amount has been deposited in the Authority’s account
    OR a final unconditional bank guarantee letter in the name of the General organization for Export and Import Control / Administration of Importers Affairs / 1 Marouf St. Ramses Intersection / The value of insurance on a new import card in the name of the company according to the commercial registry / Duration of 5 years / Insurance value of 200,000 EGP.

Third: Limited Liability Companies

A- Conditions for listing and re-registration of limited liability companies

  1. The company must be registered in the commercial register and hold a tax card.
  2. The company must have been registered in the commercial registry for at least one year prior to the application for registration
  3. The volume of business in the last year of the tax return submitted to the Tax Authority shall not be less than five million pounds
  4. The paid-up capital must not be less than two million Egyptian pounds
  5. The share of the Egyptian partners in the capital shall not be less than 51%
  6. The head office of the company should be the Arab Republic of Egypt and it was established in abcordance with the provisions of Egyptian laws
  7. To be one of the company’s purposes from the reality of the commercial register is to import
  8. That a cash security deposit or an equivalent letter of bank guarantee in the amount of two hundred thousand pounds has been submitted
  9. The director of the company responsible for importing should be Egyptian
  10. That the applicant or the responsible manager and the importing workers have passed the import practice course approved by the Ministry
  11. That the company’s managers and employees responsible for importing have not issued a final ruling against any of them for committing a crime of fraud or negligence, unless he has been rehabilitated
  12. The directors of the company and the workers responsible for importation should not be members of the Senate, representatives, local people’s councils, or who are devoted to political work throughout the term of their membership or sabbatical, unless they were already preoccupied with this work before their membership or sabbatical.
  13. That the company’s managers and workers responsible for importing have not been convicted of any of them by a final verdict of a felony penalty or a penalty in a crime against honor or trust or in any of the crimes stipulated in the trade laws or the suppression of fraud and fraud or supply or customs or import and export or control of minerals valuables, companies, combating money laundering, protecting intellectual property rights, protecting competition and preventing monopolistic practices, the central bank, value-added tax, income tax, protecting the trustee, or one of the crimes stipulated in Article 8 of this law, all unless It has not been reconciled or rehabilitated.

B- Documents for registration or re-registration of limited liability companies

  1. Registration application form signed by the person who has the right to manage and sign in front of the competent employee or the representative
  2. Documents to be completed by the agent (if existed):
    • A copy of a notarized power of attorney from the real estate registry and the original for review (even a second agent is accepted only)
    • A copy of the national ID card or passport of the agent or delegate and the original for viewing
    • Acknowledgment of the validity of the authorized signed by the agent
  3. Documents required from all those whose names are in the commercial register and who are responsible for importing
    • Copy of the national ID or passport and the original
    • An acknowledgment of the importers register signed in front of the competent employee or certified by the bank as to the authenticity of the signature
    • An official extract of the birth certificate to prove the nationality from the person responsible for importing only.
  4. In the case of obtaining Group 6 of chemical industry products, the Group 6 declaration signed by whoever has the right to administer and sign before the competent employee or from the agent
  5. An official copy sealed with a live seal of the Republic emblem from the company’s articles of incorporation and the amendments made to it registered, declared and proven in the commercial register explaining that 51% of the capital is owned by Egyptians - import activity - paid capital is not less than two million pounds
  6. A recent official extract from the commercial register, valid for a period of not less than 90 days, and a recent statement that has not been issued for more than 90 days, including: At least one year has passed since registration in the commercial register - import activity - 51% of the capital is owned by Egyptians - responsible for import is Egyptian in If there are foreigners - the paid-up capital is not less than two million Egyptian pounds
  7. A copy of the last tax return approved by the Tax Authority (it has a live stamp for the emblem of the Republic), explaining that the volume of business in the last year is not less than 5 million pounds.
  8. A copy of the tax card is identical to the commercial registration data and the original for viewing
    OR a basic data document for the taxpayer from the tax authority (if the company is new and the tax card has not yet been issued, or the import activity is not clear in the tax card).
  9. copy of the payment voucher for the import practice course fees at the Authority
    OR a letter from the regional center for foreign trade training stating that the training course has been booked at the center
    OR a letter from the Chamber of Commerce stating that the training course has been booked.
  10. If the holder of the import practice certificate is an employee of the company, he shall submit:
    • Original Brent Insurance (1 s. Insurance)
    • A copy of the national ID or passport, and the original for viewing
    • An official extract of the birth certificate to prove nationality
    • A letter from the company stamped to determine who is responsible for the insured import and that he is still working for the company
  11. Receipt of depositing the security value of 200,000 pounds in the authority's treasury with the visa.
    OR a letter from the bank stating that the insurance amount (200,000 pounds) has been deposited in the authority’s account
    OR a final unconditional bank guarantee letter in the name of the General organization for Export and Import Control / Importers Affairs Department / 1 Marouf St. Ramses Intersection / The value of insurance on a new import card in the name of the company according to the commercial registry / Duration of 5 years / Insurance value of 200,000 EGP.

Fourth, joint stock companies:

A- Conditions for listing and re-registration of joint stock companies

  1. The company must be registered in the commercial register and hold a tax card
  2. The volume of business in the last year of the tax return submitted to the Tax Authority shall not be less than five million Egyptian pounds
  3. The issued capital registered in the commercial register shall not be less than five million Egyptian pounds
  4. The share and shares of the Egyptian partners in the issued capital registered in the commercial register shall not be less than 51%
  5. The head office of the company should be the Arab Republic of Egypt and it was established in accordance with the provisions of Egyptian laws
  6. To be one of the company’s purposes based on the import commercial registry
  7. That a cash security deposit or an equivalent letter of bank guarantee in the amount of two hundred thousand pounds has been submitted
  8. The manager of the company responsible for importing should be Egyptian
  9. That one of their names listed in the commercial registry or the manager in charge and the importing workers have passed the import practice course approved by the ministry
  10. That all those whose names appear in the commercial registry and the workers responsible for importing have not issued a final judgment against any of them for committing any of the crimes of fraud or negligence bankruptcy unless he has been rehabilitated
  11. That all those whose names appear in the commercial register and the workers responsible for importation should not be members of the Senate, representatives, local people’s councils, or who are devoted to political work throughout the term of their membership or sabbatical, unless they were already preoccupied with this work before their membership or sabbatical.
  12. That all those whose names appear in the commercial registry and the workers responsible for importation have not been convicted of any of them by a final judgment for a felony penalty or a penalty for a crime involving moral turpitude or dishonesty, or for any of the crimes stipulated in the trade laws, or the suppression of fraud, fraud, supply, customs, import and export, or Monitoring precious metals or companies, combating money laundering, protecting intellectual property rights, protecting competition, preventing monopolistic practices, the central bank, value-added tax, income tax, protecting the trustee, or one of the crimes stipulated in Article 8 of this law, and that All unless it has been reconciled or rehabilitated

B- Documents of listing or re-registration of joint stock companies

  1. Registration application form signed by the competent employee who has the right to manage and sign, or by the representative
  2. Documents to be completed by the agent (if existed):
    • A copy of a notarized authorized from the real estate registry and the original for review (even a second agent is accepted only)
    • A copy of the national ID card or passport of the agent and the original for viewing
    • Acknowledgment of the validity of the authorized signed by the agent
  3. Documents required from all those listed in the commercial registry and those responsible for importing
    • Copy of the national ID or passport and the original
    • A declaration of the importers register signed in front of the competent employee, or the signature is authenticated by a bank approved by the Central Bank
    • An official extract of the birth certificate to prove the nationality from the person responsible for importing only
  4. Group 6 decision signed by the competent employee who has the right to administer and sign or from the agent (in case of obtaining Group 6 for chemical industry products)
  5. An official copy sealed with a live seal of the logo of the Republic from the companies newspaper in which the company’s founding contract and the amendments made to it are registered, notarized and recorded in the commercial register, explaining that 51% of the capital is owned by Egyptians - import activity - paid capital is not less than five million pounds
  6. A recent official extract from the commercial register, valid for a period of no less than 90 days, and a recent statement that has not been issued for more than 90 days, including the import activity of the company’s purposes - 51% of the capital is owned by Egyptians - the person responsible for import is Egyptian in the case of foreigners - the issued capital is not less About five million pounds
  7. A copy of the last tax return approved by the Tax Authority (it has a live stamp for the emblem of the Republic), indicating that the volume of business in the last year is no less than 5 million pounds.
  8. A copy of the tax card is identical to the commercial registration data and the original for viewing
    OR a basic data document for the taxpayer from the tax authority (if the company is new and the tax card has not yet been issued, or the import activity is not clear in the tax card).
  9. The original certificate of practicing importation in the name of one of those whose names are listed in the commercial registry or who is responsible for the import insured by social insurances
    OR a copy of the payment voucher for the import practice course fees at the Authority
    OR a letter from the regional center for foreign trade training stating that the training course has been booked at the center
    OR a letter from the Chamber of Commerce stating that the training course has been booked
  10. If the holder of the import practice certificate is an employee of the company, he shall submit:
    • Original Brent Insurance (1 s. Insurance)
    • A copy of the national ID or passport, and the original for viewing
    • An official extract of the birth certificate to prove nationality
    • A letter from the company stamped to determine who is responsible for the insured import and that he is still working for the company
  11. Receipt of the deposit of the insurance value of 200,000 pounds in the authority's treasury with the visa
    OR a letter from the bank stating that the insurance amount has been deposited in the Authority’s account
    OR a final unconditional bank guarantee letter in the name of the General organization for Export and Import Control / Administration of Importers Affairs / 1 Maarouf St. Ramses Intersection / The value of insurance on a new import card in the name of the company according to the commercial registry / Duration of 5 years / Insurance value of 200,000 EGP.

Commodity groups:

  • The importer has the right to register the groups he requests according to the import activity in the commercial register
  • You can view it through the following link

Procedures for registration in the importers registry

  1. Reserving an appointment through the GOEIC’s website (in case the application is submitted in favor or October, or the Investor Services Complex at the Investment Authority)
    Please see the instructions for use when booking the appointment
  2. Submitting the required documents in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 7 / 2017 Examination of documents
  3. Determining the value of the prescribed fees through the application receiving window
  4. Pay the fees to the Authority’s treasury with a visa or a letter from the bank stating that the amount of fees has been deposited into the Authority’s account
  5. Financial and technical auditor
  6. Enter the importers record card data
  7. The person concerned should review the card before wrapping it and receiving it
  8. Packaging and delivery

Validity of registration in the importers registry

five years

General Notes:

  1. Obtaining document forms from the authority’s website only
  2. To find out the steps for booking an appointment through the GOEIC’s website, please enter the following link
  3. A resource development stamp is presented for 2 pounds + a stamp for 1 pounds on the image of the authorized
  4. It accepts even a second agent only and does not accept dealing with authorization in the importers registry
  5. If the person concerned or who has the right of management and control outside the country and delegated his legal representative to submit an application for obtaining the service at the authority, the authorized issued by a foreign authority must be certified by the Egyptian embassy or consulate abroad and deposited in the real estate registry in Egypt
  6. The agent may not sign the personal declarations that must be submitted by all those whose names are in the commercial registry and who are responsible for importing
  7. In the event that someone who fulfills the declarations travels outside the country, the declarations and a copy of the passport shall be authenticated by the Egyptian embassy or consulate abroad.
  8. Any import card whose status has been reconciled before the end of the reconciliation period on 8/15/2018 only is exempted from the condition that the volume of business in the last year of the tax return is not less than two million pounds in individual establishments and five million in companies
  9. In individual property, the commercial practice certificate:
    • Issued by the Chamber of Commerce to which it is affiliated, provided that it is approved by the General Federation of Chambers of Commerce according to the permit of the Chamber of Commerce to which it is affiliated.
    • Cases in which they are issued: That the owner of the facility is a general partner in a company that is two years old, or that the facility has a commercial registry that is two years old.
  10. If a year has not passed since the capital increase in the commercial register, a certificate of deposit may be submitted with the trade name or commercial character according to the commercial register in one of the registered banks stating that the paid-up capital has been deposited instead of the tax return
  11. If the company has a foreign partner, the person responsible for the import must be registered in the commercial registry and be Egyptian
  12. Import practice certificate:
    • Issued by the training center at the headquarters of the authority, the foreign trade training center or the chamber of commerce
    • In the event that the import practice certificate is not completed upon request for registration, a copy of the voucher to pay the training course reservation fees and obtain a temporary card for the importers registry for a period of three months can be submitted until the import practice certificate is completed
  13. You can find out how to book a training course to practice importing with the authority and the documents required for this from the following link.  Booking the courses held on line
    Reservation of courses held at the training center
  14. In the case of submitting a letter of guarantee with a validity period of less than 5 years, the expiry date of the importers regester card is the date of expiry of the letter of guarantee
  15. Registration renewal:
    • Registration is renewed every five years from the date of registration or from the date of the last renewal
    • In the event that the renewal application is submitted within the ninety days preceding the expiry of the validity period, the normal renewal fee shall be paid twice during the ninety days following the expiry of the validity period, after that period it is administratively written off.
  16. Amendment The Authority must be notified of any modification in the commercial register or tax card within 60 days of the occurrence of the modification so that the necessary legal measures are not taken according to the type of modification and its effect on the entry.
  17. After obtaining the import card and to start importing, the customs dealers card must be extracted from the computer of the customs - car customs at Cairo International Airport
  18. It is not permissible to re-enroll in the case of administrative cancellation or cancellation at the request of the importer except after the decision of cancellation approved by the Chairman of the Board of Directors is issued and included in the system
Publish Date 01/11/2017 10:55 AM
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