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          ALL COMMERCIAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE:

1.  Notarized by a notary public.

2.  Submitted to AECF for authentication & certification.
3.  Submitted for legalization to the Consulates General of Egypt in the United States.
 ALL LEGAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE:

1.  Notarized by a notary public and authenticated by the country clerk.
2.  Submitted to AECF for authentication & certification.
3.  Submitted for legalization to the Consulates General of Egypt in the United States


PERMANENT REGULATIONS
In compliance with the permanent regulations of the government of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the following procedures must be followed to the letter without exception.


LIST OF COMMERCIAL DOCUMENTS

The sale transactions of goods require a list of commercial documents (certificates).  These documents must be submitted, for authentication and certification, to the American Egyptian Cooperation and its affiliate the U.S. - Egypt Chamber of Commerce.
 
Frozen Beef
1.  Certificate of Origin
2.  Commercial Invoice
3.  Freezing Certificate
4.  Certificate of Halal Approval / Islamic Slaughter Certificate
5.  Phytosanitary / Health Certificate
6.  Radiation Certificate

Frozen Meat

1.  Certificate of Origin
2.  Commercial Invoice
3.  Freezing Certificate
4.  Certificate of Halal / Islamic Slaughter Certificate
5.  Phytosanitary / Health Certificate
6.  Radiation Certificate


CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES
The certification procedures of commercial documents involve the verification of three main items:
1.  The origin of merchandise.
2.  The evenness of the sale price stated in the commercial invoice in comparison with the average market price.
3.  The conformity of the documents with the regulations and requirements in Egypt.
In this respect, the authentication and certification of documents best serve the interests of the Egyptian businesses. 
Documents (certificates) should be submitted to AECF and its sole affiliate the U.S. - Egypt Chamber of Commerce for Certification.
Each document (certificates) should include:
  • The original document, duly notarized, and
  • Three copies of the original documents.
Each document (certificate) will be certified three times as follows: one original and two copies.  The third copy will be kept in AECF's file without being certified.
Once the procedures of certification have been completed, AECF/USECC's "certificate seals" will be placed on each documents (certificates) as a proof of conformity to Egypt's rules and regulations.  Depending on the nature of exported goods, or according to a request from the importer, special additional certificates and documents may also be required.  These additional certificates or documents also need to be authenticated, certified, and legalized.
In addition, some commercial documents are issued by different organizations for example:

  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issues:
    Commodity Inspection Certificate.
    Official Export Grain Inspection Certificate.
    Official Grain Weight Certificate.
    Veterinary Certificate.
  • United States Department of Health & Human Services (SDHHS) or USDA issue:
    Phytosanitary / Health Certificate.
    Radiation Certificate.
  • Islamic Center issues:
    Certificate of Halal Approval / Islamic Slaughter.
These additional certificates or documents also need to be aunthenticated, certified and legalized.
Frozen Fish
1.  Certificate of Origin
2.  Commercial Invoice
3.  Freezing Certificate
4.  Health Certificate
5.  Certificate of Halal Approval / Islamic Slaughter Certificate
6.  Radiation Certificate
Frozen Turkey
1.  Certificatae of Origin
2.  Commercial Invoice
3.  Freezing Certificate
4.  Health Certificate
5.  Certificate of Halal Approval / Islamic Slaughter Certificate
6.  Radiation Certificate

Frozen Poultry
1.  Certificate of Origin
2.  Commercial Invoice
3.  Freezing Certificate
4.  Phytosanitary / Health Certificate
5.  Certificate of Halal Approval / Islamic Slaughter Certificate
6.  Radiation Certificate

Live Baby Chicks
1.  Certificate of Origin
2.  Commercial Invoice
3.  Phytosanitary / Health Certificate
4.  Veterinary Certificate

Yellow Corn
1.  Certificate of Origin
2.  Commercial Invoice
3.  Commodity Inspection Certificate
4.  Official Export Grain Inspection Certificate
5.  Official Grain Weight Certificate
6.  Phytosanitary / Health Certificate
7.  Certificate of Analysis
8.  Radiation Certificate

Wheat and Meal
1.  Certificate of Origin
2.  Commercial Invoice
3.  Phytosanitary / Health Certificate
4.  Certificate of Analysis - (stating that it is free from D.D.B. and L.A.B.)
5.  Radiation Certificate or
6.  Anti-radiation Certificate or
7.  Nuclear Radiation Certificate

Tallow
1.  Certificate of Origin
2.  Commercial Invoice
3.  Radiation Certificate

4.  Certificate of Analysis (stating that the tallow is free from D.D.B. and or L.A.B.)

CERTIFICATION FEES FOR COMMERCIAL AND LEGAL DOCUMENTS

$40.00
Per Document
Payable To: American Egyptian Cooperation Foundation

        Geographical Jurisdiction

          For:  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island,           
                                         Vermont
          Please send documents to:   
                                         A.E.C.F.
                                         200 East 61st Street, Suite 12B                                        
                                         New York, NY 10065
                                         Tel. (212) 867-2323

          Business Hours:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
          Certification Hours: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
          Certification - Membership - Office Managing: 
          Director/Programs Management - Accounting:  Maria B.A. Dulay 
          mdulay@americanegyptiancoop.org
                                                        

          For:  Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia
          Please send documents to:  
                                        A.E.C.F.
                                        200 E 61st St., Ste.12B
                                        New York, NY 10065
                                        Tel. (212) 867-2323

          Certification Hours:  9:30 am - 1:30 pm (Monday - Friday)
          Officer-In-Charge:  


          For:  Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
          Please send documents to: 
                                        A.E.C.F.
                                        200 East 61st St., Ste.12B
                                        New York, NY 10065
                                        Tel./Fax. (212) 867-2323

          Certification Hours:  9:30 am - 1:30 pm (Monday - Friday)
          Officer-In-Charge:  


          For:  Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas
          Please send documents to:
                                        A.E.C.F.
                                        1535 W.Loopsouth, Suite 200
                                        Houston, TX 77027
                                        Tel. (212) 867-2323                                        

         Certification Hours: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
         Officer-In-Charge:  Talat Fereg


          For:  Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
          Please send documents to:
                                       A.E.C.F.
                                       200 East 61st St., Ste12B
                                       New York, NY 10065
                                       Tel. (212) 867-2323
          Certification Hours:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Monday-Friday)
          Officer-In-Charge: 

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