Trade Ministry improves services provided to exporters, importers

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Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea stated that the ministry is keen to improve the system of services provided to exporters and importers by committing to implementing the latest international regulations and rules in procedures for the examination and release of shipments.

Gamea said that these services contribute to facilitating the movement of trade between Egypt and various global markets.

She noted that the ministry is working to develop a system of procedures in branches of the General Organisation for Export and Import Control (GOEIC), which contributes to accelerating the pace of examination and releasing shipments and not accumulating products in Egyptian ports.

She further pointed out that the government of Egypt exerts great efforts to govern all border crossings and develop customs departments to reduce customs release time and facilitate procedures.

During the inauguration of the new building of the testing laboratories at the GOEIC in Alexandria, Gamea said that the ministry has raised the efficiency of the infrastructure of the authority’s laboratories in Dekheila Port.

The GOEIC built a new building for chemical and industrial laboratories to examine incoming goods to the ports of Alexandria and Dekheila, she explained, noting that the new building includes 29 laboratories covering all fields of traditional examination and a number of new fields, which are present for the first time in Egypt and the Middle East.

Four laboratories specialised in new areas were established, including polymers, biodegradable plastics, and the examination of detergents and soap, in addition to the examination of wood, building materials, and textile quality tests.

The GOEIC is also working on developing food and chemical laboratories and providing them with the latest laboratory equipment to expand the scope of examination and increase laboratory capacity, with the aim of obtaining the best results as soon as possible and then absorbing imports and promoting and supporting exports, the minister concluded.

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