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    No Comments Egypt Used Cars Import Procedure and Regulations

    ear Restrictions
    Max. 1 Years Old

    Destination Port

    Time of Shipment
    Container (21-28 Days)

    Vessel Schedule
    Container (Weekly)

    Shipping Line

    Not Required

    Shipping Ports:
    Major shipping ports for used vehicles in Egypt are El Iskandariya (Alexandria), Port Said and Damietta.

    Left-hand drive vehicles:
    Only right hand drive cars are allowed in the country. Importation of diesel vehicles is strictly prohibited in the country.

    Documents required for Customs clearance:
    • Original Certificate of Title and Registration
    • Original Commercial/Purchase Invoice
    • Original Passport
    • Certificate of Origin
    • Original Bill of Lading
    • Authorization letter, locally issued in Egypt

    Duties and Taxes:
    • Customs duty between 40% and 135%
    • Tax varies between 10% and 35%

    Duty Free Importation:
    • Expatriates working within the Egyptian Government sector are allowed to import vehicle duty free, provided they must guarantee re-exportation of the vehicle.
    • Expatriates working for non-governmental sector are allowed to import a vehicle duty free only if the expatriate is the owner or partner of a private company/project in Egypt. In this case, duty can be covered with local bank guarantee.
    Requirements are: proof of ownership/partnership from Egyptian Investment Authority, company commercial registration documents, and taxation documents.
    • Trip ticket system allows free import for maximum period of 6 months, provided submitting trip ticket documentation and plates. Once the period of 6 months is over, the vehicle should be exported for at least 6 months before shipping back to Egypt again. Licensing fees is only applicable on these vehicles.


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