ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Sep 2012

In September 2012, the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry imposed an export duty on several kinds of metal ore and scrap. The Export duty was extended on most of the items in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Ministerial 696/2012. Arabic.
https://www.goeic.gov.eg/6962012.pdf

Ministerial Decree 123/2013. Arabic.
https://www.goeic.gov.eg/6122013.pdf

Ministerial Decree 671/2014. Arabic.
http://www.cc.gov.eg/Images/Legislations/W/2014/09/671-2014__09-09-2014.pdf

Ministerial Decree 608/2015. Arabic.
https://www.goeic.gov.eg/upload/online/2017/03/documents/files/ar/68.pdf

Ministerial Decree 770/2016. Arabic.
http://www.cc.gov.eg/Images/L/371074.pdf

Inception date: 14 Sep 2012 | Removal date: 26 Dec 2016
Still in force

Export tax

On 9 September 2012, the Egyptian official gazette published Ministerial decree no. 696 amending export duty on several kinds of metal ore and scrap (ex. copper, lead, ferrous waste, aluminum waste and zinc) for one year starting 14 September 2012. 

As per the Decree, the export duty level will be as follows: 

-  For copper, semi-copper, copper and nonferrous copper and copper electrodes for electrolysis, pure copper and copper alloys in forms of ore, scrap, scrap of copper and other articles of cast iron, molded, stamped or malleable (HS 7401, 7402, 7403, 7404, 741991) is 8000 EGP (10,253.78 USD) per tonne. 

- Lead in raw forms, scrap and waste (HS 7801, 7802, 780419, 7806) is 3000 EGP (3,845.17 USD) per tonne. 

- Scrap and wastes of cast iron, tin foil, scrap and waste from chips, shrapnel and scrap of milling, turning, sawing, scraping, cut-off and scraping operations, whether or not in packings and other scraps of waste and alloys resulting from iron scrap (HS 720410, 720430, 720441, 720449, 720450) is 650 EGP (833.12 USD) per tonne. 

- Scrap and wastes from stainless steel alloys and steel alloy scrap, and other alloys scrap (HS 720421, 720429, 720430, 720450) is 750 EGP (961.29 USD) per tonne. 

- Aluminum scrap and wastes (HS 7602) is 2500 EGP (3,204.31 USD) per tonne. 

On 18 September 2013, the Egyptian official gazette published Ministerial decree no. 612 extending the export duty on all items without change for one year starting 14 September 2013. 

On 9 September 2014, the Egyptian official gazette published decree no. 671 extending export duty on most of the items without change for one year starting 14 September 2014 except for copper ore and scrap and zinc scrap that witnessed changes, see the related state act. 

On 25 August 2015, the Egyptian official gazette published decree no. 608 extending the export duty on all items without change for one year starting 14 September 2015. 

On 29 August 2016, the Egyptian official gazette published decree no. 770 extending the export duty on most of the items without change, see related state act.

On 26 December 2016, the Egyptian official gazette published decree no. 1354 increasing the export duty on some of the above metal ore and scrap for one year, see related state act. 

AFFECTED SECTORS