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