Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-933  
NTB Type
7.7. Complex variety of documentation required  
Complaint
The Egyptian authorities require a number of lengthy and costly documentation for clearance of consignment at customs. The identified cumbersome documentation requirements are as follows:
1. All export documents must be signed and stamped by the exporter's legal representative
2. All export documents must be signed and stamped by the Prime Minister's Office of Mauritius (Apostille requirement)
3. All export documents must be signed and stamped by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mauritius (Apostille requirement)
4. All export documents must be signed and stamped by the Egyptian Embassy in Mauritius
5. All export documents must be signed and stamped by the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Some products also require a Certificate of Origin issued by the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry despite being already accompanied by a COMESA Certificate of Origin.  
Status note
During the 5th Meeting of the COMESA Trade and Trade Facilitation Sub Committee held on 6- 8 October , Mauritius reported that the NTB had been resolved  
Progress update note
On 9th August 2020, Egypt Focal Point reported that ,ss per the discussion in the 5th NTBs focal points meeting held in July 2020, Egypt indicated that it follows the COMESA Protocol on rules of origin including the certificate of origin that should not be stamped by the Egyptian Embassy in Mauritius. The only documents required for export to Egypt are the documents specified in the COMESA Protocol on rules of origin including the certificate of origin.Hence, if there are any specific cases where documents other than that specified in the COMESA Protocol on rules of origin had to be met, Egypt requested that these specific cases be shared for further investigations.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Egypt: Port Said Sea Port (Seaport)  
Reporting Country or Region
Mauritius  
Country specific trade issue
No  
Date of incident
2018-10-12  
Status
Resolved  
Date of resolution
2020-10-08  
Product Description
All products  
Total value
0  
Date reported
2019-12-10 09:33  
Modified
2020-10-24 15:04