The ACID Number is the abbreviation for the Advanced Cargo Information Declaration. All shipments to Egypt must have a loading document, sometimes referred to as a BSC, BESC, or CTN certificate. Failure to submit the Advanced Cargo Information Declaration documentation may result in severe consequences and significant penalty fines. The Egyptian government requires the ACID Advance Cargo Information Declaration in order to preserve law and order and safety at the nation’s port.


  • Bill of Lading
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Commercial Invoice in Excel format.
  • Packing List
  • Certificate of Origin


  • Regulations set forth by Egypt’s Customs stipulate that an ACID certificate is necessary for any commercial marine goods arriving in the nation.
  • Before filing the Egyptian ACI, exporters that are shipping products to Egypt must have a verified account.
  • Personal goods to Egypt are required to proceed through freight forwarders (transport firms), as per guidelines from NAFEZA / Egypt customs. An individual cannot sign up to submit an ACI file.

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