15 Nov 2023

Regulatory Update for Exports of Cosmetics and Perfume to Egypt

Manufacturers and Exporters of Cosmetic and Perfumery products to Egypt are hereby informed regarding amendments to Decree No. 991/2015 and 43/2016 to classify certain Cosmetic products as non-regulated products under the Egypt Conformity Assessment Programme (ECAP) as they are under the scope of the Egyptian Drug Authority (EDA).

Therefore, a Certificate of Inspection (CoI) will not be required for shipments of such Cosmetic products. View the list of all such Cosmetic products that are non-regulated under ECAP and do not require the CoI.

Furthermore, the following Perfumery products covered by the scope of Egyptian Standard ES 3570/2022 will continue to remain under the ECAP and shipments of such Perfumery products will require a CoI for its Customs clearance at Egyptian ports and borders:

  • Perfume liquids
  • Eau de Perfume
  • Eau de Toilette
  • Cologne
  • Eau de Cologne
  • Body splash/body mist/perfume spray
  • After shave cologne
  • Perfumed oil for direct use

Our Intertek team is here to help you and your organization to understand and apply this important and latest market access regulation in Egypt.

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