How To Successfully Import Chemicals to Egypt

Importing chemicals into Egypt is a very profitable business due to Egypt's fast-rising chemical industry. The Egyptian Chemical industry contributes about 3% of the nation's economy. However, chemical importation doesn't seem as easy as it sounds; specific procedures, documentation, and regulations are involved. To successfully import chemicals into Egypt, you must know all these requirements.

This article will help you familiarize yourself with all the necessary documents and procedures for importing chemicals into Egypt. It would also enlighten you on how to successfully import chemicals into Egypt.

Introduction To Egypt’s Chemical Market

The Egyptian chemical market is one of the country's major industries. Egypt is the 2nd largest African economy with a $303.20 billion GDP. Egypt's economy makes it attractive for the chemical trade. The Egyptian chemical market is broad and includes chemicals for use in the following industries:


  • Manufacturing Industry

The manufacturing Industry is one of the major consumers of chemicals in Egypt. In 2017, the country planned to spend about $4 billion on improving the manufacturing Industry. If the manufacturing Industry gets developed, other industries will also grow immensely. The manufacturing industry benefits a lot from the chemical industry.


  • Construction Industry

Egypt has a booming construction chemicals market. The industry was valued at $283 million in 2019 and is expected to reach about $400 million by 2027. The construction industry uses chemical formulations in mortar and concrete to enhance the strength of buildings, especially in the design of ancient structures. They also help reduce the amount of cement and water required during construction. Construction chemicals include concrete admixture, flooring, sealants, adhesive repair, and asphalt modifiers.


  • Pharmaceutical Industry

The Pharmaceutical Industry uses several chemicals to produce various drugs for domestic and export use. The Egyptian Pharmaceutical Industry is one of the country's longest-standing strategic industries.

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How Can I Import Chemicals To Egypt From China?

Due to Egypt's booming chemical industry, importing Chemicals into the country has become a lucrative business. However, to be able to import chemicals into Egypt successfully, certain documents are required, and several other procedures have to be followed. For your imported chemicals to be accepted at the Egyptian port by customs, the shipment must have these documents:

  • Commercial Invoice

The original document of your commercial Invoice and two copies must be submitted to the customs official. In most cases, legislation by the Egyptian consulate of the country of origin will also be required.


  • Certificate of Origin

The Egyptian consulate in the originating country must certify the certificate of origin. The certificate of origin must state that the information is correct and valid to the best of the supplier's knowledge. Two copies would be submitted to the customs at Egypt's ports.

A copy of the certificate of origin for importing from China

  • Packing List

A packing list is usually recommended because the consignee requires it to be able to claim the goods. You must ensure the list is updated with all possible information about the goods without any mistakes to avoid issues at the point of clearance.


  • Bill of Lading

A bill must show the name and address of the supplier and the amount of the bill of lading issued. No regulation specifies the number of forms of bills of lading required per shipment. The amount of bill of lading required depends on the carrier.


  • Pro Forma Invoice

You'd need to submit this Invoice alongside the import license. The pro forma Invoice must show the countries where the chemicals were manufactured.


  • Letter Of Credit

The Central Bank Of Egypt advises all banks operating in Egypt to ensure that the importer covers all letters Of credit in cash. The exporter must only ship the chemicals if it is confirmed that an L/C has been opened. If the chemicals are shipped before the L/C is opened, you're at risk of being fined up to the value of the chemicals. If the importer fails to bear the cost, then the exporter faces the risk of losing the value of the goods.


  • Quality Control and Inspection Certificates from certified agents.

Certified inspection agents must check the chemicals being imported before shipping. More information about these agencies is provided in the next heading.


Which Companies are Pre-Shipment Inspection and Testing Agents in China?

Amidst the procedures put in place by the Egyptian government is the pre-shipment inspection and testing. For your chemicals to be accepted at the Egyptian ports, they must have undergone a pre-shipment inspection and testing by certified agents. The certified agents in Egypt for pre-shipment inspection and testing include:





Telephone No & Email Address

China Inspection Service


Room 4-1-3602, Heng Da Hu Fu, Guancheng District, Dongguan, Guangdong

[email protected]

+86 185 0308 2612

STC Group


68 Fumin Nan Road, Dalang, Dongguan, Guangdong

[email protected]

+852 2666 1888

Trans-Pacific Facilitators


Shenzhen Betty Yao

+86 755 8605 5700

[email protected]


Asia Quality Focus


Office 909, 9th Floor, Jintian Building, 1199 Heping Road, Luohu, Shenzhen, Guangdong

+852 39098298


How To Import Chemicals to Egypt From China: Step By Step

Importing chemicals into Egypt from China is an easy way to increase your profits and provide the Egyptian chemical industry with quality chemicals faster and more easily. Here are the steps involved in importing chemicals into Egypt:

  • Know the Necessary Import Procedures and Requirements

The most important things to know are the necessary import requirements and procedures for importing and exporting. Importing chemicals from China to Egypt requires adherence to the existing import-export guidelines. Egypt is keen on having the right product quality, so ensure you're careful and aware of the goods you'll be importing into Egypt.


  • Find A Reliable Supplier

There are a lot of dishonest people who disguise themselves as experienced and reputable suppliers. Some producers and suppliers sell shoddy chemicals. Your business will suffer if you buy from suppliers like this. It would help if you worked with reputable suppliers to import quality chemicals into Egypt. You must thoroughly analyze and search to find genuine vendors and suppliers in China. Camachem is a reputable brand you can trust with such a business. They are experienced, reliable, and offer high-quality products.


  • Fix the Payment Methods and Incoterms

Before purchasing, you should agree on the payment methods and incoterms with your supplier. The right incoterms and payment methods will make the shipping and customs procedures easier.


  • Track Your Shipments

Once you've settled on the suitable shipping method and made the necessary payments to the exporter, you can track the progress of your goods once the exporter has sent them. Being able to track the progress of your shipments would reduce the stress of uncertainty.


  • Claim Your Goods at The Customs

To claim your goods at the customs office, you must submit all the documents stated above. You can claim your goods once you've successfully submitted the documents and paid the necessary taxes and charges.


Importing Chemicals from China into Egypt can increase your profitability while providing access to a diverse and wide range of Chemicals at an affordable price. Due to the nature of chemicals, they require proper handling, which is why several procedures must be completed before you can successfully import and collect your chemicals at any Egyptian port.

How Can Camachem Help Me Import Chemicals in Egypt?

Camachem is a reliable company with a wealth of experience in shipping chemicals to different countries across the globe. The company has handled the exportation of chemicals from China to various countries, including Egypt. All you have to do is visit the website, make an order on any chemical of your choice, acquire appropriate approvals as indicated above, and we will handle the rest.

Our company has exported various chemicals to Egypt through Alexandria Port. They include:

  1. DCP
  2. Caustic Soda Flakes
  3. Caustic Soda Pearls
  4. Sodium Bicarbonate
  5. Soda Ash (Dense and Light)
  6. Sodium Metabisulfite (SMBS)
  7. Sodium Sulfide
  8. SLES 70%
  9. Many others

Our company is reputable for producing, packing, and shipping chemicals in large quantities to clients across different continents, including Africa. Therefore, once your documents are in place, you can contact Camachem to import the best chemicals.

Camachem Successfully Exported Chemicals to Egypt 

Camachem preparing Caustic Soda Flakes Shipment in Tianjin for Alexandria Port

A package of Caustic Soda Pearl ready to be imported to Egypt


A package of Caustic Soda Pearl ready to be imported to Egypt

Camachem Preparing SLES 70 Shipment to Alexandria Port.

 A chemical ready to be shipped Into Egypt


A chemical ready to be shipped Into Egypt