ANNOUNCEMENT 03 Aug 2017

On 3 August 2017, the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry issued Ministerial Decree no. 1064/2017 amending Ministerial Decree no. 1353/2016 that imposed an export duty on nitrogen fertilizers.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 03 Aug 2017 | Removal date: 17 Sep 2018

Export tax

On 3 August 2017, the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry issued Ministerial Decree no. 1064/2017 amending Ministerial Decree no. 1353/2016 that imposed an export duty on nitrogen fertilizers.

The decree added a clause excluding pure ammonium nitrate (concentration above 34.2% nitrogen) from assigned export duty in the former decree. It also assigned a committee of Egyptian Customs and General Organisation for Export and Import Control to ensure that the concentration of the nitrogen content within exported consignments exceeds the indicated percentage. 

Notably, the Decree does not clarify the excluded HS codes. However, they are most likely classified under the following HS code subheadings: 310230. 

 

 

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