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Egypt ranks first in the world as a frozen strawberry exporter

Apr 16, 2021Egypt TodayDid you Know?

According to a study from the International Trade Center, Egypt ranks first in the world as a frozen strawberry exporter with a global share of 20 percent of the crop's exports in 2019. The amount exported is 140,000 tons and worth $165...
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What Major Products Does Egypt Manufacture?

Mar 31, 2021Did you Know?

Egypt's major manufactured products are textiles, food products, cement, ceramics, paper, furniture, pharmaceuticals, steel, iron, aluminum, automobiles, and oil-based products such as jet fuel, asphalt, lubricants, fuel oil, and gasoline.   
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Egypt ranks first in the world as a frozen strawberry exporter

Apr 16, 2021 Egypt Today Did you Know?

According to a study from the International Trade Center, Egypt ranks first in the world as a frozen strawberry exporter with a global share of 20 percent of the crop's exports in 2019.

The amount exported is 140,000 tons and worth $165 million

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What Major Products Does Egypt Manufacture?

Mar 31, 2021 Did you Know?
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What are the benefits of eating dates?

Oct 10, 2020 Did you Know?
Dates are one of nature's sweetest treats. Their high sugar content may have you wondering whether dates are considered a healthy choice. Dates are definitely sweet, but as a fruit, they also provide beneficial micronutrients and some fiber. You may want to consume dates in moderation, but they are by no means an empty-calorie food. It also has existed since prehistoric times and is believed to have been cultivated as early as 8,000 years ago. Native to the Middle East, there are over 100 different varieties of date palm trees.
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What are the nutrition and health benefits of Okra ?

Oct 10, 2020 Did you Know?
Okra is a flowering plant known for its edible seed pods. It’s cultivated in warm and tropical climates, such as those in Africa and South Asia. Sometimes referred to as “lady’s finger,” okra comes in two colors — red and green. Both varieties taste the same, and the red one turns green when cooked. Biologically classified as a fruit, okra is generally utilized like a vegetable in cooking.

It’s frequently used in Southern American cuisine and popular addition to gumbo. Yet, it can have a slimy texture, which some people find unappealing.

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Impressive benefits of Molokhia

Sep 11, 2020 John Staughton Did you Know?

The health benefits of molokhia include its ability to protect heart health, regulate digestion, protect the immune system, build strong bones, improve blood pressure, increase cognitive abilities, improves sleep habits, helps in growth and development, improve circulation, and reduce inflammation.

What is Molokhia?

Molokhia is only one name of dozens of this leafy plant of the Corchorus species, which is commonly utilized in Egyptian and Middle Eastern cuisine. It is also known as mulukhiyah, molohiya, mloukhiya, and a number of other translations, depending on where in the world you happen to be using this beneficial vegetable! The historical usage and the bitter taste may be the reason that molokhia isn’t too common around the world, but the taste and consistency are not much different than okra or various other cruciferous vegetable leaves. When boiled, molokhia makes a kind of broth, making it a common ingredient in soups. 
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What is difference between juice and nectar?

Sep 6, 2020 Did you Know?
Although not widely known to consumers in general, the difference between juice, nectar and still drink is related to the content of fruit juice present in the packaged beverage. Worldwide, products labeled as "juice" must contain 100% fresh fruit, therefore these are pure products with no preservatives or sweeteners and no artificial colors, and may or may not contain pulp of the fruit itself. In this category, there is a division between "Reconstituted Juices," which are basically concentrated from three to six times at the juice concentrate factories where they are produced, and subsequently diluted with potable drinking water at a bottling plant, returning the juice to its original condition (in terms of concentration of soluble solids in water) at the time of bottling, before being distributed to consumers.
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Mango Season: Egypt’s Favorite Summer Fruit

Sep 4, 2020 Mary ARAVANIS / Egyptian Streets Did you Know?

Nothing beats the smell of a fresh pile of mangoes on a warm summer’s day. No matter how one chooses to eat it, in the form of a ‘cup’, in the form of ‘senan’ (teeth or hedgehog style) or simply biting into it, the juicy interior with its rich sweet flavor can make anyone feel instantly better.

Egyptian mangoes are a staple every summer, and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In fact, Egyptian mangoes come in about 15 different varieties, some of the most popular being Eweis, Hendi (Indian), Sedikka, Al fons and Baladi.


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Why Egyptian mangoes have such a good reputation?

Sep 4, 2020 Did you Know?
Fresh Egyptian mango is one of the most nutritionally rich fruits, with a distinctive flavor, smell, and taste, which is why Egyptian mango is a unique fruit, with an incomparable tropical delicacy.   Golden yellow, crimson red, orange-red, or green; regardless of its color, the “fruit of the God” according to Indians, is always finger-licking good. Mango’s overwhelming taste will overcome your senses, even before you remind yourself to eat in moderation.   History of Egyptian Mango The mango was first brought to Egypt from Sri Lanka. The fruits cultivated by Sri Lankan farmers are, in turn, derived from Indian varieties. Later on, Mohamed Ali Pasha planted the first shrubs in 1825. The first mango tree was planted in what is known today as...
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Free Trade Agreement between Egypt and Mercosur countries

Aug 30, 2020 Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Paraguay Treaties & Intl. agreements

Egypt- Mercosur Free Trade Treaty

The Arab Republic of Egypt (hereinafter referred to as “Egypt”), on the one part, and the Argentine Republic, the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Republic of Paraguay, and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay (hereinafter referred to as "Member States of MERCOSUR"), on the other part,

DESIRING to create more favorable conditions for the sustainable development, new employment opportunities and diversification of trade between them and for the promotion of commercial and economic co-operation in areas of common interest on the basis of equality, mutual benefit, non-discrimination, and international law, to contribute to the strengthening of the multilateral trading system,


Trade Agreement between MERCOSUR and Egypt

Annex I.1: Goods Originating in Egypt Imported into MERCOSUR
Annex I.2: Goods Originating from MERCOSUR Imported into Egypt
Annex II.1: MERCOSUR - Egypt Certificate of Origin
Annex II.2: Declaration by the Exporter
Annex II.3: Explanatory Note
Annex II.4: Specific Rules of Origin
Annex IV.1: Code of Conduct for Arbitrators of the Arbitration Tribunal
Annex IV.2: Rules of Procedure

Act of Rectification

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Useful links

Aug 3, 2020 Buymassry Knowledge Manager Resources
Egyptian commercial Policy Egypt and the WTO Barriers to exchanges , inventoried by the EU Sanitary and phytosanitary barriers , inventoried by the EU Barriers to exchanges , inventoried by the United States Miscellaneous resources Website of the Egyptian customs office (under construction in English) Website of the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry Official website of the European Commission delegation in Egypt. Website of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa  (COMESA) Egyptian Chapter at FAO (The Food and Agriculture Organization) Quality & International standards ISO Website  
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The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) - Egypt Free Trade Agreement

Aug 3, 2020 EFTA Treaties & Intl. agreements
About EFTA The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is the intergovernmental organization of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.  It was set up in 1960 by its then seven Member States for the promotion of free trade and economic integration between its members. The EFTA States signed a  Free Trade Agreement  with Egypt in Davos, Switzerland, on 27 January 2007. The Agreement entered into force on 1 August 2007. The Agreement covers trade in industrial products, including fish and other marine products, and processed agricultural products. In addition, the individual EFTA States and Egypt concluded bilateral agreements on basic agricultural products, which form part of the instruments creating the free trade area. The main objective of the Agreement...
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The Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement - The Agadir Agreement

Aug 3, 2020 ATU Treaties & Intl. agreements
Agreement  Establishing a Free Trade Area  Between the Arab Mediterranean countries About Agadir Agreement (History) The (AA) was signed in the city of Rabat on 25 February 2004 between Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia. The agreement entered into force on the 6th of July 2006 after completing the ratification requirements.  The real implementation was possible since March 27th, 2007, after the publishing of customs circulars of the four-member countries. The market of more than 120 million people with a combined domestic product of nearly € 200 billion. Agadir Agreement Aims: Establishing a Free Trade Area in accordance with the provisions of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade of 1994 (GATT) developing economic...
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The Global System Of Trade Preferences Agreement (GSTP)

Aug 3, 2020 UNCTAD Treaties & Intl. agreements
About  Global System of Trade Preferences The Agreement on the Global System of Trade Preferences Among Developing Countries (GSTP) was established in 1988 as a framework for the exchange of trade preferences among developing countries in order to promote intra-developing-country trade. The idea received its first political expression at the 1976 ministerial meeting of the Group of 77 (G77) in Mexico City and was further developed at G77 ministerial meetings in Arusha (1979) and Caracas (1981). In 1982, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 in New York defined the basic components of the Agreement and established a framework for negotiations. In 1984, the G77 began preparatory work in Geneva on various aspects of a framework agreement. In 1985, the New Delhi...
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The EU-Egypt Association Agreement

Jul 31, 2020 European Commission Treaties & Intl. agreements
The EU-Egypt   Association Agreement   is in force since 2004. It creates a free-trade area between the EU and Egypt by removing tariffs on industrial products and making agricultural products easier to trade. Another   agreement on agricultural, processed agricultural and fisheries products   entered into force on 1 June 2010. The EU and Egypt began talks about a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement in June 2013. Negotiations on trade in services are currently on hold. Trade picture The Association Agreement improved trade conditions between the EU and Egypt. EU-Egypt trade has more than doubled from €11.8 billion in 2004 to €27.9 billion in 2017. The EU is both Egypt's biggest import and export partner, covering 29.7% of Egypt's trade volume in 2017....
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