ANNOUNCEMENT 15 Jun 2012In June 2012, the government of Egypt announced a change in the technical requirements for goods market entry.
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European Commission, DG Trade: Ninth Report on potentially trade restrictive measures, http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2012/june/tradoc_149526.pdf
MInisterial Decree 626/2011: http://web.ita.doc.gov/otexa/hotiss.nsf/68b2d3c855f32245852574160059def/906a08fe27bc557585257a050062ee4c?OpenDocument
Ministerial Decree 660/2011: http://web.ita.doc.gov/otexa/hotiss.nsf/68b2d3c855f32245852574160059deff/f6f700c39e7f8c2085257a050063ac21?OpenDocument
Other source: http://www.intertek-twn.com/FrontEnd/newseventsview.aspx?lang=E&no=568
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.