IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 27 Oct 2011 | Removal date: 26 Apr 2012
Still in force

Import ban

The ministry of Trade and Industry of Egypt has imposed a temporary ban on imports of raw cotton until the local crops have been sold.
The Bank for Development and Agriculture credit has been allocated 50 million Egyptian pounds to buy raw cotton from local cooperatives due to the low international prices coupled with the high price expectation of farmers.
 
Update 06 September 2012:
 
The import ban was lifted in March 2012.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

261 Natural textile fibres prepared for spinning
5203 Cotton, carded or combed.
520300 Cotton, carded or combed.
263 Textile yarn & thread of natural fibres
5204 Cotton sewing thread, whether or not put up for retail sale.
520419 Other
5205 Cotton yarn (other than sewing thread), containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, not put up for retail sale.
520511 Measuring 714.29 decitex or more (not exceeding 14 metric number)
520512 Measuring less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number)
520515 Measuring less than 125 decitex (exceeding 80 metric number)
520521 Measuring 714.29 decitex or more (not exceeding 14 metric number)
520522 Measuring less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number)
520528 Measuring less than 83.33 decitex (exceeding 120 metric number)
520533 Measuring per single yarn less than 232.56 decitex but not less than 192.31 decitex (exceeding 43 metric number but not exceeding 52 metric number per single yarn)
520542 Measuring per single yarn less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number per single yarn)
520544 Measuring per single yarn less than 192.31 decitex but not less than 125 decitex (exceeding 52 metric number but not exceeding 80 metric number per single yarn)
520548 Measuring per single yarn less than 83.33 decitex (exceeding 120 metric number per single yarn)
266 Woven fabrics (except special fabrics) of cotton
5208 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, weighing not more than 200 g/m2.
520811 Plain weave, weighing not more than 100 g/m2
520859 Other fabrics
5209 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/m2.
520911 Plain weave
520919 Other fabrics
520931 Plain weave
520932 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520939 Other fabrics
520942 Denim
520943 Other fabrics of 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520949 Other fabrics
520959 Other fabrics
5210 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85 % by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with manmade fibres, weighing not more than 200 g/m2.
521059 Other fabrics
5212 Other woven fabrics of cotton.
521211 Unbleached
521212 Bleached
521215 Printed
392 Non-metal wastes or scraps
5202 Cotton waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock).
520299 Other

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