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
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.