Somalia

  • All shipments to Somalia must be covered by an Arab-Irish Certificate of Origin together with an original, signed invoice. Both must be certified by the AICC.
  • Health and Radiation certificates are often required for food, meat and poultry consignments
  • Halal Certificate stating that slaughter was according to Muslim law must accompany fresh, frozen meat and poultry
  • All personal documentation must be stamped by the Department of Foreign Affairs

Somalia Fact File

Country Name:
Somali Democratic Republic

Population:
11.3 million (July 2018 est.)

Population Growth:
2.08% (2018 est.)

Languages:
Somalian (official), Arabic, English & Italian

Currency:
Somalia Shilling

Capital:
Mogadishu

Business Hours:
Government offices:
07:30 to 14:30 (Saturday to Thursday)
Banks:
08:00 to 12:00 (Saturday to Thursday)
Hours vary during Ramadan

The Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce

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