ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jan 2009In January 2009, the government of Egypt announced a change in import duties.
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American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. 'Egypt Watch Bulletin.' 15 August 2009 http://www.amcham.org.eg/BSAC/WatchBulletin/Issues/Aug1509.asp
Reuters Africa.'Update 1: Egypt extends sugar import duty exemption to June.' http://af.reuters.com/article/egyptNews/idAFLDE5BU07F20091231
The government in July 2009 removed the temporary 500 Egyptian pounds per tonne duty imposed in January 2009 on white and refined sugar imports. The duty was in addition to an already existing 10% duty on white sugar and was to last for a year. It was introduced to stabilize the price of sugar on the local market.
The import duty exemption was supposed to last till the end of December 2009 but has been extended to June 2010.