ANNOUNCEMENT 23 Dec 2020

In December 2020, the Ministry of Trade and Industry issued decree no. 642 of 2020 banning the import of Ceramics for three months. 

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1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Ministry of Trade and Finance, MTI imposes 3-month ban on ceramic imports, 23 December 2020, Available at: http://www.mti.gov.eg/English/MediaCenter/News/Pages/MTI-imposes-3-month-ban-on-ceramic-imports.aspx

Inception date: 23 Dec 2020 | Removal date: 23 Mar 2021

Import ban

On 23 December 2020, the Ministry of Trade and Industry issues decree no. 642 of 2020 that imposes an import ban on ceramics for a period of three months. The aim of the decision is to protect the local industry from the repercussions of COVID-19. The import ban will be reviewed periodically according to the development of the pandemic. 

In this context, Minister of Trade and Industry Neveen Gamae said: "The decision is a part of a raft of measures intended to regulate the import of consumer goods, including ceramics and porcelain, especially during this time of global crisis".

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