ACI filings for Air Freight will undergo the same process as introduced with ACI for Sea Freight. You can read how to submit an ACI filing here. The only difference between the two ACI types (Air and Sea) is the introduction of a new document type in the case of ACI for Air Freight - Air WayBill Copy (AWBC) which is replacing a mandatory document in the case of ACI for Sea Freight - Bill of Lading Copy (BLC). All other mandatory documents are the same for both ACI types. Also, the same ACI filing fees apply for both ACI types.
From the 15th of May 2022, the public pilot ACI for Air Freight begins and the Egyptian customs platform NAFEZA is open to all Egyptian companies (importers), allowing them to register their import shipments with NAFEZA and request the ACID number. On the exporter's side, the CargoX Platform is open to all companies who want to submit an ACI filing for Air Freight electronically.
On the 1st of October 2022, the ACI for Air Freight will become mandatory for all exporters to Egypt who will be required to submit all necessary documentation related to air shipments upfront and digitally.
To prepare for the ACI filing, please complete the CargoX company verification process, which is a requirement before you can submit the ACI.
With the newly introduced delegations feature on the CargoX Platform, the exporter company can now invite another registered and validated company (freight forwarders, agents, and similar specialists) to become its representative for ACI filings to the Egyptian Customs Authority.