Sector of Public Businesses Launches the Electronic Catalogue for the Egyptian Products and their Inputs

Dr. Dalia Tadrus – Assistant Minister of Public Businesses Sector for Technical Affairs – said that the electronic catalogue for the Egyptian Products and their inputs shall be launched within the next week.

Such statement came during her participation in the identifying symposium about: (The Agreement establishing the African Free Trade Continental Zone) organized by the Arab Union of Custom clearance in collaboration with Sector of Agreements & Foreign Trade at Ministry of Trade & Industry.

She stated that the preparation of the catalogue has been finished yet its launch has been delayed due to the consequences of Coronavirus Pandemic. She also indicated that the Ministry collaborates with Chambers of Commerce, Federation of Industries and Small & Middle Enterprises Development Agency.

Tadrus added that the catalogue includes the Egyptian products manufactured by the Egyptian Companies as well as their needs from the raw materials and production inputs imported from abroad so that they can be imported from those countries to which we export our products so that there can be a reciprocal movement through export and import.

She said: This catalogue is very important in the framework of the world orientation towards the expansion of E-Commerce. Such orientation has increased due to the consequences of the pandemic. She also indicated that this catalogue is considered one of Gosoor Initiative Stages launched by the ministry on the second of July, 2019. Such initiative is also related to brokerage and promotion.

Tadrus indicated that the initiative also includes the provision of an integrated group of logistic services “land and maritime transport, shipping, custom clearing, storage and insurance” the first bridge “Al-Sokhna – Mombasa” was launched.

She stated that the integration between Gosoor Initiative launched by the ministry and the initiative launched by Ministry of Trade and Industry under the same name is under discussion to reinforce cooperation among the Arab Countries and the African Countries.

She noted that the ministry has worked in the last period on developing El-Nasr Export & Import Company by changing its board of directors and appointing an executive administration applying the private sector thinking. The development plan aims to the decentralization of the company’s businesses in Africa as the plan targets making the company existed in all continents and reach Eastern Europe, China and Latin America. Such a target can be achieved through the existence of the company in a pivotal country and dealing with the neighboring countries through agents.