GOEIC Certification for Egypt

Gain Product Approval to Access the Egyptian Market

Gain Product Approval to Access the Egyptian Market

Businesses exporting to Egypt must comply with the Egypt Conformity Assessment Program

The Egypt Conformity Assessment Program is enforced by the General Organization for Import and Export Control (GOEIC). While these strict market access requirements are harmonized to international standards, importers must also deal with national deviations in the Arabic language, which can be difficult to translate accurately. Additionally, importing manufacturers and trademark owners of regulated products must be GOEIC registered, with their goods undergoing mandatory shipment inspections in order to clear customs. Failure to comply with these requirements can cause significant market access delays, financial penalties, or even result in the return of shipments.

GOEIC Certification

GOEIC certification covers a wide scope of consumer products, including (but not limited to) electrical and electronic devices, textiles, footwear, leather and cosmetics. To achieve customs clearance, a Certificate of Inspection (CoI) must be issued by a notified body, such as TÜV SÜD.

4 Steps In the GOEIC Certification process

  1. GOEIC company registration.
  2. Testing according to Egyptian standards.
  3. Pre-shipment inspection.
  4. GOEIC Certificate of Inspection (CoI) issued.

Without GOEIC certification, regulated products cannot be legally imported into the Egyptian market. Having a product certified by a GOEIC notified body delivers you peace of mind that it fully complies with the country’s regulations and safety standards.

How you can prepare

If you are planning to introduce new products to the Egyptian market, TÜV SÜD will help you to identify if they fall under the mandatory certification requirements. If they do, we can support you with a technical pre-evaluation of the products’ suitability for GOEIC certification, ensuring that they do not fail official compliance inspections.


It is vital to have experts on the ground in the region, and TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures to ensure that your products comply with Egyptian market access requirements. Our knowledgeable experts will help you understand this complex market to
achieve access efficiently, and minimize both time and costs.

TÜV SÜD is one of the world’s largest independent providers of testing and certification services, and provides a full GOEIC certification service. With our complete knowledge of local legislation, guidelines and standards, we can help you to achieve compliance for the import of your products to the Egyptian market.

Our services include:

  • Product safety testing according to Egyptian standards.
  • Consignment pre-shipment inspection.
  • Notified body for Certificate of Inspection (CoI).

Your business benefits

  • Save time and money – with TÜV SÜD’s technical pre-check, which save costs and time caused by unnecessary retests and shipment returns.
  • Minimize risk – of business disruption and penalties by ensuring that your products conform to Egyptian market regulations the first time, every time.
  • Minimize time to market – as TÜV SÜD’s notified body status streamlines the entire approvals process, a COI for a compliant product can be issued quickly.
  • Enjoy expert partnership – with our team of highly skilled local and global experts that have in-depth knowledge of Egypt’s regulations and standards.

Why choose TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD provides support across the entire compliance chain, from testing to registration. Our dedicated experts work with you in your own language, offering technical support relating to any GOEIC certification enquiry. Our strong working relationship with regulators and national certification bodies gives us an unrivalled insight into market testing and certification requirements, helping you to navigate successfully through this highly regulated market.

Our team of experts in Egypt are part of an extensive worldwide TÜV SÜD network. This enables our Global Market Access managers to deliver a tailored service, which is backed up by global expertise that delivers you a highly flexible and responsive service.

For more information on our GOEIC certification services, please contact us!

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