Most ACI filings require the following documents:
- (BLC) Bill of Lading copy (ACI for Sea Freight) / (AWBC) Air Waybill copy (ACI for Air Freight)
- (PL) Packing List
- (INV) A commercial invoice in PDF format (must include tax/VAT ID for both importer and exporter; must match with data entered in Nafeza by the importer)
- (INV) A commercial invoice in a structured, NAFEZA-specified XML or Excel(XLS/XLSX) format
- (COO) Certificate of origin
Please note that the official and always up-to-date information regarding the list of required documents for the advance cargo information (ACI) document manifestation to the Egyptian customs is published at https://www.nafeza.gov.eg/en/pages/32.
NOTE: Wondering whether PDF or Excel files are accepted by NAFEZA? Read the Are there any specific format required for the shipping documents page.
Depending on shipment/cargo, other documents might be required, such as other certificates (e.g. phytosanitary certificate…) and other documents from the list below. The complete list of NAFEZA-supported documents is below. You can not send any other document types in the ACI envelope.
NOTE: Each required document must be uploaded as a separate file on the CargoX platform, and set the correct document type. It is prohibited to combine several documents into one file. If you have 5 invoices, you need to send them separately, as this is a requirement by Egypt Customs / NAFEZA.
What happens with uploaded documents?
A digital fingerprint (hash) of each uploaded document is calculated and stored on the public blockchain, providing proof of authenticity information to both, the sender and the Egyptian customs as the receiver. This neutral record of the document does not contain the document's content. An audit log with this information can be downloaded from your CargoX account.