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CAIRO – 12 June 2017: In efforts to regulate the leather export market, Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade Tarek Kabil issued a new decree Sunday to tighten product examination.
Under the new decree, raw leather will not be exported before examination by the General Organization for Export and Import Control (GOEIC), which should be done upon the request of exporters.
“GOEIC representatives would check on sealing, quality and quantity of leather,” Kabil said.
The decree also stipulated waiver of examination of importer leather industries, to be used for manufacturing purposes.
Egypt plans to revitalize leather industries as the first phase of the anticipated Al-Robeky industrial zone for leather tanneries will start trial operations, scheduled this month.
Last month, Kabil approved new export duties on crest leather at rates ranging from LE 5.7 to LE 250 (approximately $0.31 to $13.80.)
As per that decree, further export tariffs will be imposed on buffalo leather and cowhide at LE 250, LE 150 on calfskin, LE 15 on sheepskin, LE 5.7 on goatskin and LE 150 on camel leather.