Mandatory Electronic Filing for Direct Transit Container Handling in Egypt

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Mandatory Electronic Filing for Direct Transit Container Handling in Egypt

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Dear Valued Clients,  

This circular aims to inform you of a crucial update regarding the handling of direct transit containers at the ports of Alexandria and Dekheila as start but maybe will be extended to other Egyptian ports.

Effective immediately, all transit containers must be submitted electronically through the CUSCAR EDI filing system on both the Customs Authority and Port Authority platforms.  

Key Requirements:
1-Electronic Filing: All transit containers must be declared electronically using the CUSCAR EDI format.
2-Submission Deadline: The CUSCAR EDI file, along with the attached Model 48, must be uploaded at least 48 hours before the vessel’s arrival at the port.
3-Transhipment Manifests:

Please ensure timely submission of transshipment manifests to enable us to fulfill the requirements of the Customs and Port Authorities. 

Benefits of Electronic Filing:
Improved Efficiency: Electronic filing streamlines the customs clearance process, reducing processing time and delays. Enhanced Transparency: Electronic data offers greater transparency and accuracy, minimizing errors and discrepancies. Simplified Procedures: Electronic filing eliminates manual paperwork, simplifying your overall container handling experience.  

Compliance:
Failure to comply with these electronic filing requirements may result in delays in container clearance and potential penalties imposed by the Customs and Port Authorities.  Support and Assistance:For any questions or assistance with the electronic filing process, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated customer service team.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in implementing these new procedures.

By working together, we can ensure the efficient and smooth handling of your direct transit containers at the ports of Alexandria and Dekheila.

Best Regards

EGL – Egyptian Global Logistics

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