Egypt - Customs and duties





Customs duties in Egypt serve not merely for protection but also for revenue. Under-invoicing is common, prompting customs officials to add 10% to 30% of invoice value to calculate the true value. Imports are mostly unrestricted, except for apparel, in an effort to protect local apparel manufacturers. In 1998, following IMF and World Bank structural reforms, most customs tariffs ranged between 30% and 40%, down from 40% to 160% in 1994. Tariffs on food items ranged between 1% and 50% and textiles tariffs were increased from 40% to 54%. Some items are taxed much higher, however, such as alcoholic beverages, which hold tariffs of 600-3000%. Egypt assesses a 2% or 4% service fee on imports (depending on the customs duty assigned to the commodity) and a 5% to 25% sales tax is added to the final customs value of imports.

Free zones have been established in Alexandria, Cairo (Nasr City), Port Sa'id, Ismailia, Damietta, Safaga, Sohag, and Suez; these are exempt from customs duties.

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Khrys
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Sep 23, 2009 @ 6:18 pm
I am moving to Egypt. Will I be able to bring my pets? I have one large dog, three cats, and nine rats. All will have a vet certificate and all vaccinations.
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Jul 9, 2011 @ 6:18 pm
how much customs will I pay for musical instruments?
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Jul 11, 2011 @ 5:05 am
I would like to send some of my clothing which I no longer need to a poor Egyyptian family.I wonder how to do this without causing them expense which they cannot afford uupon receipt.
I will be unable to state a value because the clothing will not have a value
Please will you advise? Thank you
ahmed
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Jan 1, 2012 @ 11:11 am
how much the customs duties for dry beans and sales tax for one ton
N Hamza
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Feb 9, 2012 @ 7:07 am
How much tax will I have to pay on sending myselfs, husbands and 3 childrens clothes outt o Cairo, where we will be moving too later in the yr? we have about 900kg in total including the kids few toys. (all used) Thanks
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May 28, 2012 @ 6:18 pm
i m from egypt how transport clothes what about the cost?
julie bann
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Jun 6, 2012 @ 10:10 am
Hi I want to import aquarium filters from the uk or direct from the maufactures into Egypt.
How much import tax will be charged/
Mufiz
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Oct 10, 2012 @ 6:06 am
Sub: Confirmation on publication date of new custom tariff of Egypt for the year 2012.
I need the confirmation on publication date of new custom tariff of Egypt for the year 2012 and its effective date.
Kindly help us finding this information
Thank you for your valuable time
Sandra
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Aug 14, 2013 @ 5:17 pm
I'm Egyptian and starting my masters. Is there any customs on books sent to me from abroad to Egypt?
mohamed hussein
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Oct 10, 2013 @ 6:06 am
I lived in USA for 45 years now i am back to egypt need to bring my clothing, Is there any customs? Thanks Mohamed

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