The event has introduced the USAID Trade Reform and Development in Egypt
(TRADE) project, in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Cairo- Mar 3, 2022
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has organized a
workshop in Cairo entitled "Towards Sustainable Export Growth" to
introduce the USAID Trade Reform and Development in Egypt (TRADE) project,
implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry,
The event was attended by Rachid Benjelloun, the project's director, and Paul
Mansley, a marketing expert at the USAID, in addition to heads of the Export
and Import Control Authority, the Egyptian Commercial Service, the Export Development
Fund, The Qualified Industrial Zones, and the Medium, Small and Micro Enterprise
“The ministry is making unremitting efforts to boost Egyptian exports by
developing the capabilities of exporters, thus achieving the national goal of
an annual $100 billion in exports in line with Egypt Vision 2030,” said
Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea in the speech delivered on her
behalf by Amr Hazaa, adviser to the minister for national finance and projects.
At a total financing of $225 million, the project seeks to enhance Egypt’s
international trade by increasing SME exports from various Egyptian
governorates in targeted sectors, including building materials, packaging,
engineering, food, chemicals, home furnishings and ready-made garments.