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Uganda lifts duties on Egyptian flat iron sheet exports
14 February 2021  -  Organization :  -  Sector/Entity :  -  Category : Trade News

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Intensive contacts between the ECS and the Ugandan authorities over the past months have led to the lifting of duties on Egyptian exports.


Cairo- Feb 14, 2021


Uganda has finally lifted custom duties at 35% on Egyptian exports of flat iron sheets, imposed in violation of the COMESA Agreement, following intensive contacts over the past months by the  Egyptian Commercial Service (ECS) with the Ugandan authorities and the COMESA secretariat in Zambia to backtrack on the decision, Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea has announced.


She said that a number of companies exporting to Uganda had been severely affected by this unilateral move, confirming the ministry’s keenness to solve problems facing Egyptian exporters in various foreign markets.


According to official data, Egyptian exports to the Ugandan market amounted to $112 million in 2019, including: paper and its products, food, clinker, various building materials, chemicals, plastics, iron sheets, agricultural crops, marble and granite.


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