Air Freight incorporated in Egypt’s Advance Cargo Information (ACI)
The trial period of the Advance Cargo Information System (ACI) on air freight is currently ongoing, its end date is not yet announced. It is required that basic data of the ‘Supplier, Importer and the Imported Goods’ be declared prior to shipment through the new online portal for the purpose of Customs Risk Assessment.
Upon approval of the import, an ACID number will be issued, which must appear on all documentation, including the Bill of Lading and Carrier Manifest.
The German - Arab Chamber of Industry & Commerce recommends that all parties (importer& exporter) start registering on CargoX and Nafeza to ensure a smooth process.
Advanced Cargo Information System "ACI"
The German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce has well studied the ACI rules and regulations and familiarized itself with the procedures. It is mandatory for all importers in Egypt and exporters outside of Egypt to use the system. Should you encounter any challenges, we will be happy to answer your questions.
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With reference to the circular issued on February 13, 2022 to stop dealing with Collection Documents (DC) when carrying out import operations and to work with Letter of Credits only; and the exceptions from the subsequent decision, as well as the circular issued on October 27, 2022 to increase the value of shipments from Five thousand US dollars or the equivalent in other currencies to 500 thousand US dollars or the equivalent in other currencies; and in light of what the Central Bank announced regarding the trend towards the gradual cancellation of these instructions until the completion of their complete cancellation in December 2022, it was decided to cancel the periodic book issued on February 13, 2022 and allow the acceptance of collection documents when carrying out import operations.