IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 15 Jun 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Technical barrier to trade

In November 2011, the Egyptian government (according to Ministerial Decrees 626 and 660) imposed additional requirements on imports of textiles, clothing, leather, footwear and bags, namely an inspection certificate to guarantee conformity with the Egyptian standards (mostly aligned to the EU ones), delivered either by a EU or international body, or by the Egyptian competent authority for import and export controls (GOIEC). The requirements were subsequently announced to become effective as of June 15th, 2012.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

019 Forage; natural rubber; living plants; raw vegetable materials
5201 Cotton, not carded or combed.
520100 Cotton, not carded or combed.
029 Other animal products
5101 Wool, not carded or combed.
510111 Shorn wool
261 Natural textile fibres prepared for spinning
5105 Wool and fine or coarse animal hair, carded or combed (including combed wool in fragments).
510529 Other
263 Textile yarn & thread of natural fibres
5204 Cotton sewing thread, whether or not put up for retail sale.
520411 Containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton
520419 Other
5205 Cotton yarn (other than sewing thread), containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, not put up for retail sale.
520511 Measuring 714.29 decitex or more (not exceeding 14 metric number)
520512 Measuring less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number)
520513 Measuring less than 232.56 decitex but not less than 192.31 decitex (exceeding 43 metric number but not exceeding 52 metric number)
520515 Measuring less than 125 decitex (exceeding 80 metric number)
520521 Measuring 714.29 decitex or more (not exceeding 14 metric number)
520522 Measuring less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number)
520526 Measuring less than 125 decitex but not less than 106.38 decitex (exceeding 80 metric number but not exceeding 94 metric number)
520528 Measuring less than 83.33 decitex (exceeding 120 metric number)
520542 Measuring per single yarn less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number per single yarn)
520544 Measuring per single yarn less than 192.31 decitex but not less than 125 decitex (exceeding 52 metric number but not exceeding 80 metric number per single yarn)
520548 Measuring per single yarn less than 83.33 decitex (exceeding 120 metric number per single yarn)
5206 Cotton yarn (other than sewing thread), containing less than 85 % by weight of cotton, not put up for retail sale.
520611 Measuring 714.29 decitex or more (not exceeding 14 metric number)
520612 Measuring less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number)
520622 Measuring less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number)
5207 Cotton yarn (other than sewing thread) put up for retail sale.
520710 Containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton
5307 Yarn of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading 53.03.
530710 Single
530720 Multiple (folded) or cabled
265 Woven fabrics of natural non-cotton fibres
5111 Woven fabrics of carded wool or of carded fine animal hair.
511119 Other
511190 Other
5112 Woven fabrics of combed wool or of combed fine animal hair.
511211 Of a weight not exceeding 200 g/m²
511219 Other
511290 Other
5310 Woven fabrics of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading 53.03.
531010 Unbleached
531090 Other
266 Woven fabrics (except special fabrics) of cotton
5208 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, weighing not more than 200 g/m2.
520811 Plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m2
520812 Plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2
520819 Other fabrics
520859 Other fabrics
5209 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/m2.
520911 Plain weave
520919 Other fabrics
520931 Plain weave
520932 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520939 Other fabrics
520942 Denim
520949 Other fabrics
520959 Other fabrics
5210 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85 % by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with manmade fibres, weighing not more than 200 g/m2.
521031 Plain weave
521059 Other fabrics
5211 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85 % by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with manmade fibres, weighing more than 200 g/m2.
521131 Plain weave
5212 Other woven fabrics of cotton.
521211 Unbleached
521212 Bleached
521215 Printed
268 Special fabrics
5801 Woven pile fabrics and chenille fabrics, other than fabrics of heading 58.02 or 58.06.
580132 Cut corduroy
580190 Of other textile materials
271 Made-up textile articles
6301 Blankets and travelling rugs.
630140 Blankets (other than electric blankets) and travelling rugs, of synthetic fibres
630190 Other blankets and travelling rugs
6302 Bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen.
630222 Of manmade fibres
630232 Of manmade fibres
630253 Of manmade fibres
6304 Other furnishing articles, excluding those of heading 94.04.
630419 Other
630499 Not knitted or crocheted, of other textile materials
6306 Tarpaulins, awnings and sunblinds; tents; sails for boats, sailboards or landcraft; camping goods.
630619 Of other textile materials
6307 Other made up articles, including dress patterns.
630790 Other
272 Carpets & other textile floor coverings
5701 Carpets and other textile floor coverings, knotted, whether or not made up.
570110 Of wool or fine animal hair
570190 Of other textile materials
5703 Carpets and other textile floor coverings, tufted, whether or not made up.
570330 Of other manmade textile materials
570390 Of other textile materials
5705 Other carpets and other textile floor coverings, whether or not made up.
570500 Other carpets and other textile floor coverings, whether or not made up.
279 Textiles n.e.c.
5602 Felt, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated.
560229 Of other textile materials
5603 Nonwovens, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated.
560311 Weighing not more than 25 g/m²
560312 Weighing more than 25 g/m² but not more than 70 g/m²
560313 Weighing more than 70 g/m² but not more than 150 g/m²
5604 Rubber thread and cord, textile covered; textile yarn, and strip and the like of heading 54.04 or 54.05, impregnated, coated, covered or sheathed with rubber or plastics.
560410 Rubber thread and cord, textile covered
5605 Metallised yarn, whether or not gimped, being textile yarn, or strip or the like of heading 54.04 or 54.05, combined with metal in the form of thread, strip or powder or covered with metal.
560500 Metallised yarn, whether or not gimped, being textile yarn, or strip or the like of heading 54.04 or 54.05, combined with metal in the form of thread, strip or powder or covered with metal.
5606 Gimped yarn, and strip and the like of heading 54.04 or 54.05, gimped (other than those of heading 56.05 and gimped horsehair yarn); chenille yarn (including flock chenille yarn); loop wale yarn.
560600 Gimped yarn, and strip and the like of heading 54.04 or 54.05, gimped (other than those of heading 56.05 and gimped horsehair yarn); chenille yarn (including flock chenille yarn); loop wale yarn.
5806 Narrow woven fabrics, other than goods of heading 58.07; narrow fabrics consisting of warp without weft assembled by means of an adhesive (bolducs).
580620 Other woven fabrics, containing by weight 5 % or more of lastomeric yarn or rubber thread
580632 Of manmade fibres
5808 Braids in the piece; ornamental trimmings in the piece, without embroidery, other than knitted or crocheted; tassels, pompons and similar articles.
580890 Other
5810 Embroidery in the piece, in strips or in motifs.
581010 Embroidery without visible ground
581099 Of other textile materials
5811 Quilted textile products in the piece, composed of one or more layers of textile materials assembled with padding by stitching or otherwise, other than embroidery of heading 58.10.
581100 Quilted textile products in the piece, composed of one or more layers of textile materials assembled with padding by stitching or otherwise, other than embroidery of heading 58.10.
281 Knitted or crocheted fabrics
6001 Pile fabrics, including “long pile” fabrics and terry fabrics, knitted or crocheted.
600192 Of manmade fibres
282 Wearing apparel, except fur apparel
4203 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of leather or of composition leather.
420310 Articles of apparel
420330 Belts and bandoliers
6109 Tshirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.
610990 Of other textile materials
6110 Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, waistcoats and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
611030 Of manmade fibres
611090 Of other textile materials
6111 Babies' garments and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted.
611130 Of synthetic fibres
6113 Garments, made up of knitted or crocheted fabrics of heading 59.03, 59.06 or 59.07.
611300 Garments, made up of knitted or crocheted fabrics of heading 59.03, 59.06 or 59.07.
6115 Panty hose, tights, stockings, socks and other hosiery, including graduated compression hosiery (for example, stockings for varicose veins) and footwear without applied soles, knitted or crocheted.
611596 Of synthetic fibres
611599 Of other textile materials
6117 Other made up clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted; knitted or crocheted parts of garments or of clothing accessories.
611710 Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like
6202 Women's or girls' overcoats, carcoats, capes, cloaks, anoraks (including skijackets), windcheaters, windjackets and similar articles, other than those of heading 62.04.
620219 Of other textile materials
6203 Men's or boys' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
620312 Of synthetic fibres
620339 Of other textile materials
620342 Of cotton
620343 Of synthetic fibres
620349 Of other textile materials
6204 Women's or girls' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
620411 Of wool or fine animal hair
620423 Of synthetic fibres
620449 Of other textile materials
620462 Of cotton
620469 Of other textile materials
6205 Men's or boys' shirts.
620520 Of cotton
620590 Of other textile materials
6206 Women's or girls' blouses, shirts and shirtblouses.
620640 Of manmade fibres
620690 Of other textile materials
6207 Men's or boys' singlets and other vests, underpants, briefs, nightshirts, pyjamas, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles.
620722 Of manmade fibres
620799 Of other textile materials
6208 Women's or girls' singlets and other vests, slips, petticoats, briefs, panties, nightdresses, pyjamas, negligees, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles.
620822 Of manmade fibres
620829 Of other textile materials
620899 Of other textile materials
6209 Babies' garments and clothing accessories.
620920 Of cotton
620930 Of synthetic fibres
620990 Of other textile materials
6211 Track suits, ski suits and swimwear; other garments.
621133 Of manmade fibres
6212 Brassieres, girdles, corsets, braces, suspenders, garters and similar articles and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted.
621210 Brassieres
6214 Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like.
621430 Of synthetic fibres
621440 Of artificial fibres
621490 Of other textile materials
292 Luggage & handbags; saddlery & harness; other leather articles
4202 Trunks, suitcases, vanitycases, executivecases, briefcases, school satchels, spectacle cases, binocular cases, camera cases, musical instrument cases, gun cases, holsters and similar containers; travellingbags, insulated food or beverages bags, toile
420212 With outer surface of plastics or of textile materials
420219 Other
420221 With outer surface of leather or of composition leather
420222 With outer surface of plastic sheeting or of textile materials
420229 Other
420232 With outer surface of plastic sheeting or of textile materials
420239 Other
293 Footwear other than sports footwear
6402 Other footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics.
640220 Footwear with upper straps or thongs assembled to the sole by means of plugs
640299 Other
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640399 Other
6404 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials.
640419 Other
294 Sports footwear, except skating boots
6402 Other footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics.
640219 Other
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640319 Other
6404 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials.
640411 Sports footwear; tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like
295 Other footwear
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640340 Other footwear, incorporating a protective metal toecap
6405 Other footwear.
640590 Other
296 Parts of footwear
6406 Parts of footwear (including uppers whether or not attached to soles other than outer soles); removable insoles, heel cushions and similar articles; gaiters, leggings and similar articles, and parts thereof.
640690 Other
392 Non-metal wastes or scraps
5202 Cotton waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock).
520299 Other
6309 Worn clothing and other worn articles.
630900 Worn clothing and other worn articles.
6310 Used or new rags, scrap twine, cordage, rope and cables and worn out articles of twine, cordage, rope or cables, of textile materials.
631010 Sorted

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