Cotecna is authorised by the General Organisation for Export and Import Control (GOEIC) to issue a Certificate of Conformity for exports of regulated products to Egypt.

Since 2012, we have been an accredited GOEIC company, entitled to accompany both export and import businesses through the Certificate of Conformity process.

Initially, the Egyptian government required companies exporting leather and textile goods to the country to be registered with the General Organisation for Export & Import Control (GOEIC).

In 2016, the Egyptian Ministry of Trade & Industry expanded the list of products covered by GOEIC among widespread changes to the customs clearance procedures. In order to continue to export to Egypt, factories, manufacturers or trademark owners of regulated products had to register with GOEIC. Our accreditation allows us to continue guiding exporters to Egypt despite the new regulations.

GOEIC Regulated Products

Products subject to the Egyptian verification of conformity programme include:

  • Food
  • Textiles
  • Shoes
  • Leather bags
  • Cosmetics and hygiene products
  • Detergents
  • Construction Materials
  • Carpets and floor coverings
  • Furniture
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric & electronic products
  • Bicycles & motorcycles
  • Toys

In case of doubt, please contact us to determine if your products are subject to regulation.

Egypt Conformity Assessment Process

Cotecna is a trusted partner to the Egyptian government and our mandate covers the physical inspection, sampling and testing of goods at laboratories accredited as per ISO 17025.

We can also conduct factory audits to ensure production is compliant with Egyptian standards.

To assess the conformity of a shipment, the Verification of Conformity process will take one of the two following routes, depending on the profile of the exporter:

  • Route A for exporters with infrequent shipments
  • Route B for exporters with regular shipments.

Egypt Product Conformity Assessment Process

Request a Certification

To learn more about our verification of conformity programmes, or to request a Certificate of Conformity (COC) for your shipment, please contact us. Alternatively, to contact your local Cotecna office directly, please consult our VOC contact list.

Please note that to receive a quote you will need to have at least the following export documents ready:

  • RFC (Request for Certification)
  • Proforma or commercial invoice