Policy Information

Government Agency(s)/Competent Authority

Authorized Government Agency(s): 

Ministry of Trade  and Industry

Agency(s) Contact Information: 

Ministry of Trade  and Industry
2 Latin America Street, Garden City, Cairo
ZIP: 11512
Phone:    + 202. 27921193-94-95
Fax:    + 202-27957487
Email: Complaint@mti.gov.eg
Website

Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality Control 
16 Tadreeb el Motadarebeen Street
Ameriya, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: (2-02) 2603-1348 
Fax: (2-02) 2603- 1351
Website  

Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR) 
71 Wezaret El Zeraa Street 
Dokki, Cairo, Egypt 
Phone: (20-2) 3337-3388/2677 
Fax: (20-2) 3749-8128 
Website

Organic Regulations and/or Standards

Name(s) of Regulation and/or Standard: 

The Egyptian Organization For Standardization And Quality Control lists standards, including those concerning organic products:

Standard No. 7333 / 2011 Organic Products Maximum Limits Of Pesticides Residues And Heavy Metals
Standard No. 7264 / 2010 Organic Production and Labelling of Products
Standard No. 5733 / 2006 Organically Produced Foods - Definitions
Standard No. 5734 / 2006 Organically Produced Foods - Products And Preparation Of Animals And Animal Products
Standard No. 5735 / 2006 Organically Produced Foods- Products And Preparation Of Honey
Standard No. 5736 / 2006 Organically Produced Foods - Products And Preparation Of Planted
Standard No. 5737 / 2006 Organically Produced Foods – Labelling And Claims
Standard No. 5738 / 2006 Organically Produced Foods- Inspection And Certification Systems

Ministry of Trade and Industry Decree 993/2010

Date of Implementation: 

2010

Regulation and/or Standard Scope: 

The ministerial decree 993/2010 from Nov. 7, 2010 regulates the sale of organic and biodynamic goods states that manufacturers need to be accredited by specialised auditing companies. These auditing companies, as well as the manufacturers who receive the certification, need to register with the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality (EOSQ). Manufacturers are not allowed to label their goods as organic without going through these procedures. Furthermore, EOSQ reserves the right to inspect manufacturers' premises. Should a certified farm not be up to standard, the auditing company that provided the farm with the certificate will be closed down. EOSQ maintains a directory including the names of accredited manufacturers and auditors.

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