27 Jul 2021

Exporting/Importing to Egypt: Mandatory requirement of Advanced Cargo Identification (ACID) number and other details in Shipment Documents

We would like to inform you that the Egyptian Ministry of Finance has issued Decree 222/2021  for the setting up of Advanced Cargo Information (ACI) platform, Nafeza, for electronic transmission of Shipment data and Customs clearance.

As part of the enforcement, the Decree mandates that all Shipments having a Bill of Lading (B/L) dated 1st July 2021 and later, would need to have the following information clearly indicated in the Certificate of Inspection (CoI) and all other shipment-related documents:

  • Advanced Cargo Identification (ACID) Number - A 19-digit number obtained by the Importers by registering themselves on the Nafeza platform which is then shared by them with their Exporters.
  • Importer Tax Number 
  • Exporter’s Commercial Registration Number

However, the Egyptian Ministry of Finance, via Decree 328/2021 has now postponed the mandatory enforcement date from 1st July 2021 to 1st October 2021.

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