Plus de 18 mille analyses ont ete effectuees dans les laboratoires de cet organe, surtout des analyses d'echantillons de produits alimentaires et industriels importes de l'etranger", mentionne un rapport recemment presente au ministre du Commerce et de l'Industrie l'ingenieur Rachid Mohamed Rachid, par les hauts responsables du departement Commerce Exterieur, sur les activites de la GOEIC exercees en aout dernier.
Les plus importants produits dont l'entree a ete refusee cette annee sont une serie de vetements de pret-a-porter, des sous-vetements, des objets en plastique, des composants electriques, des pieces detachees de vehicules et des appareils electromenagers", a pour sa part signale le directeur de la GOEIC, l'ingenieur Mohamed Chafik.
These amendments directly address foreign manufacturers, their authorised distributors or companies owning the manufacturer products' trademarks, compelling them to use a legal representative or an agent to register with the GOEIC to grant products--such as cosmetics, furniture, shoes, motorcycles, or food--entry into the Egyptian market for trade.
Egypt's policies as the solution to its foreign currency exchange crisis, besides European exports, are hugely affected by the restrictions as factories claim they are unable to get the registration licence from the GOEIC.
Representatives of GOEIC
must ensure the safety of the seal before shipping is allowed.
From his part, head of the GOEIC Ismail Gaber said that his organisation aims to remove all obstacles for serious exporters and importers, with an emphasis on facing all types of fraud and manipulation.
Gaber pointed out that registered, amended, and renewed commercial records at all GOEIC branches amount to1,851 records--this comprises 585 applications for import records, 714 applications for export records, 225 applications for commercial agent records, and 327 applications for production requirement records.
Gaber noted that the GOEIC has issued 28,270 certificates of origin for exported Egyptian goods as specified in rules of origin protocols concerning preferential trade agreements between Egypt and many other countries and economic blocs for exemptions and customs advantages granted to Egyptian exports.
Abdel Karim pointed out that registered, amended, and renewed commercial records at all GOEIC branches amount to1,695 records--this comprises 932 applications for import records, 399 applications for export records, 175 applications for commercial agent records, and 189 applications for production requirement records.
Abdel Karim noted that GOEIC has issued 14,987 certificates of origin for exported Egyptian goods as specified in rules of origin protocols concerning preferential trade agreements between Egypt and many other countries and economic blocs for exemptions and customs advantages granted to Egyptian exports.
We do agree on registration with the GOEIC
because it protects the market from counterfeit products.
He said the quantities of wheat, which are imported, should be approved by the tripartite committee of General Organisation for Export and Import Control (GOEIC
) at the Ministry of Industry, which is composed of members from the Ministry of Agriculture, GOEIC
, and the Ministry of Health.