ANNOUNCEMENT 28 Mar 2020

In March 2020, the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry announced an export ban on all kinds of legumes for three months in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. Later on, beans, peas, and peanuts were excluded from this Decree.

In June 2020, the Ministry of Trade and Industry extended the export ban on certain vegetables for an additional period of three months. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Decree 194/2020 and GOEIC Exception. Ministry of Trade and Industry. March 2020. Arabic. Available at. http://www.goeic.gov.eg/upload/online/2020/03/documents/files/ar/574.pdf

Inception date: 28 Mar 2020 | Removal date: 28 Sep 2020

Export ban

On 28 March 2020, the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry issued Decree no. 194 imposing an export ban on all kinds of legumes for three months in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. The decree did not state the specific HS codes affected.

This Decree comes within the framework of the Egyptian National Strategy to secure sufficient amounts for local consumption and protection of citizens against possible percussions of the Coruna virus.

Update:

On 15 June 2020, The Ministry of Trade and Industry issued Ministerial Decree No. 272 extending the export ban on beans and lentils for an additional period of three months. The subject goods fall under 0708.20, 0713.40, and 2005.51. The export ban on the remaining goods is set to expire on 28 June 2020. 

 

 

AFFECTED SECTORS