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International law firms attracted by legislative changes in Egypt: Secondari

The Italian law firm BonelliErede recently began operating in Egypt. Its local partner for Egypt is Francesca Secondari, who joined the firm in 2003 and whose expertise is in mergers and acquisitions, banking, corporations, commercial agreements, and real estate transactions. She is in charge of leading BonelliErede’s Cairo office and coordinating its work with the …

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Subsidies, dumping, tariffs, import restrictions on negotiation table between government, WTO

Magdy Makki, director-general of decision support at the Egyptian Customs Authority, said that the procedures of trade facilitation are being discussed with the World Trade Organization (WTO) delegation, as well as Egypt’s offer to facilitate the movement of bilateral trade. He added that during the meeting, facilitation was discussed in relation to the interest and …

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JTI to continue supplying market with no increase in prices

Khaled Ismail, the director of external relations at Japan Tobacco International (JTI), said the company will continue supplying the market with all its products without any increases in prices. He pointed out that JTI will only increase the price of its products if the government increases the tax on cigarettes. The Eastern Tobacco company raised …

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Amendments to Companies Law to be presented to cabinet on Thursday: Nasr

Sahar Nasr, the Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, said that the amendments to the Companies Law are set to be discussed in the cabinet on Thursday, in order to send the draft to the parliament’s economic committee. The law would regulate the establishment and operation of companies in Egypt. Nasr said that the ministry …

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Automotive strategy does not violate partnership agreement: government source

A government source said that the Automotive Development Strategy Directives bill that is now being discussed in parliament will not impact the Egyptian-European partnership agreement, which is expected to make all imports of European cars customs-exempted by 2019. The source added that the text of the draft law imposes an additional tax on imported cars …

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