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: 02 Jul 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Internal taxation of imports

According to the Permanent Delegation of Egypt to the WTO, the government of Egypt effective from 02 July 2014, did increase the specific taxes on cigarettes. In other words, the specific taxes on imported cigarettes increased from LE 1(USD 0.14) to LE 1.5 (USD 0.21) per pack. Furthermore, the government also increased the taxes on locally produced cigarettes from LE 0.5 (USD 0.7) to LE 0.75 (USD 0.11) per pack. Therefore, denoting that in general, the introduced tax increases are higher for foreign rather than locally produced brands. 
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

MAP
TABLE
EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

019 Forage; natural rubber; living plants; raw vegetable materials
2401 Unmanufactured tobacco; tobacco refuse.
240110 Tobacco, not stemmed/stripped
250 Tobacco products
2402 Cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes.
240220 Cigarettes containing tobacco
240290 Other
2403 Other manufactured tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes; “homogenised” or “reconstituted” tobacco; tobacco extracts and essences.
240399 Other

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