Frequently asked questions about the Advanced Cargo Information System (ACI)

Any user dealing with Nafeza system, whether the importer, clearing agent or civil servant.
The new system does indeed reduce grievances, as the advance cargo information (ACI) system and the early commencement of procedures will help decision makers to finalize the procedures before the arrival of the shipment.
Under the Customs Law No. 207/2020, ACID must be added to all shipment documents.
Yes
Yes
An “ACID” is a unique reference number for a given shipment
Of course, through the e-portal of Nafeza system, all the different registered transactions can be reviewed.
There is no change and the currently implemented procedures are applied to the valuation process.
In accordance with the Minister of Finance Decree No. 38/2021, Article 3 Paragraph 7, the shipment data may be modified after the issuance of ACID number except for the two contractual parties (the importer or the goods owner - foreign exporter) before carrier departure from port of loading.
There are no fines for not using the ACID number.
Registering on the website and then sending documents to the nearest logistics centre (details can be found on Nafeza website)
The number cannot be changed.
Yes, there is currently a hotline for customer service and for responding to all inquiries which is 15460
Yes, this system applies to all shipments arriving to seaports in accordance with the Minister of Finance Decree No. 38/2021
It is preferable to use GS1 barcode, if not present it is necessary to specify the part number on the foreign exporter's invoice.
No
The path, whether red, green or yellow, is determined for all importers when the process starts and the declaration number 46 is issued.
If no GS1 code is available part number/product number should be specify
ACID number and its status are verified through Nafeza system via online service on Nafeza portal
The shipment identification number (ACID) consists of 19 digits
It is mandatory for each shipment.
So far, it will only be applied to incoming shipments pursuant to the Minister of Finance Decree No. 38/2021
Article 39 of the Customs Law No. 207/2020 (apply ACID to goods-related shipment documents) shall be implemented.
Yes.
The said restriction/case will apply 01/07/2021. Such shipment will be re-export as per the current procedures
We are currently considering the application of the system to passengers and ferries, and, according to the Minister of Finance Decree No. 38/2021, to maritime cargo. Trial operations will start on April 1st and become mandatory on July 1st.
Two accredited companies will be providing the electronic signature, namely Egypt Trust and Misr for Central Clearing (in exchange of ~ EGP 1,000 for the first signature and 500 for the annual renewal)
No.
The (ACID) number cannot be amended. Data amendment should take before carrier departure from port of loading.
No
Yes if available GS1 is preferable to facilitate procedures,
No.
Yes, the system retains such data
Yes.
If no GS1 code is available part number/product number should be specify
The advance cargo information decision applies to all shipments arriving at seaports and there are no exempted sea routes pursuant to the Minister of Finance Decree No. 38 of 2021
The (Customs Broker) or may perform the advance cargo information procedures by virtue of a delegation/power of attorney from the importer.
Currently air freight and land/border ports shipments
In this case, the customs procedures currently applied to cases involving waiver shall take place.
Article 73 of the Customs Law No. 207 of 2020 shall be applied
Documents can be electronically submitted be the importers
The importer or his/her delegated broker.
Yes.
Data and documents are registered on all shipments, separately for each shipment
All incoming shipments must be registered on ACI system
A power of attorney will be drawn up pursuant to Law 207/2020
Transit shipment processing takes place after cargo arrival and documents processing (i.e after ACI processing completion).

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