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The Republic of Yemen

Yemen – Fact File
Country name Republic of Yemen
Population 22 million – July 2007 estimate
Languages Arabic [official], English and Arabic [Commercial]
Currency Yemeni Rial [YER] = 100 fils
Official Religion Islam
Capital Sana’a
Business Hours Government Offices & State Enterprises:
08:00 to 14:00 [Saturday to Thursday]
Banks: 08:30 to 12:00 [Saturday to Wednesday]
08:00 to 11:30 [Thursday]
Commercial Offices: 08:00 to 12:00 and 16:00 to 19:00 [Monday to Wednesday]
08:00 to 11:00 [Thursday]
Embassy requirements and legalisation fees
All shipments to Yemen must be covered by an Arab-Irish Certificate of Origin and, along with an Invoice, must be certified by the JA-ICC. If legalisation is required, then our Chamber will arrange legalisation by the Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in London.
Agency Agreements, Power of Attorney require to be stamped by a Notary Public and at the Department of Foreign Affairs, before submitting documents to our Chamber. The Chamber can offer this service.
Health and Radiation Certificates are often required for food, meat and poultry consignments.
A Halal Certificate, stating that slaughter was according to Muslim law, must accompany fresh, frozen meat and poultry.
Certificate of Origin [original or copy] € 285.00
Invoice [Original or copy]
[Plus value over £60,000, an extra €40.00 for every £10,000]
€ 380.00
         Other documents         
Packing List
€ 266.00 € 190.00
Health Certificate Original/Copy € 380.00
All the following Certificates Originals/Copies
Radiation Certificate/GMP Certificate/Certificates of Analysis/Power of Attorney for Companies/Setting up Trading Agency in Yemen/Change of Name of Company Registration of a Company/Distribution Agreement/Certificate of Incorporation/Certificate of Manufacturer/Deed of Assignment/Endorsement of Marine Transport or Cargo Maifest/Endorsement of Contract
€ 570.00
All of the following Certificates Originals/Copies
Price Certificates/Endorsement of Trade Marks/Endorsement of Commercial Certificates/Endorsement Quality Certificate/Arbitration Certificates
€ 380.00
Endorsement of Translated texts from Arabic to English or Visa Versa for Yemeni Students € 114.00
Letter of Credit, Banking Draft, Bank Certificate for Opening a bank account or confirming the existence of a bank account € 152.00
Court Rulings/Endorsement of translation of Commerical Contracts and Agreements € 190.00
Power of Attorney for Yamani only € 80.00
Federation of Yemeni Chambers of Commerce and Industry
P.O. Box: 16992,
Republic of Yemen
Tel.: (+967 1) 261 295 – 265 038
Fax: (+967 1) 261 269
Please note that Embassies rules and regulations can and do change overnight. We bear no responsibility for any such changes. Any changes that do take place will be passed directly to our customers.
We regret that we cannot under any circumstances, intercede or take responsibility for any transactions initiated directly between an exporter and an Embassy.
The Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce [JA-ICC]: 60 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Tel: + 353 1 662 4451 / 662 1577        Fax: + 353 1 662 47 29        Email: 
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