QIZ News 19-08-2020

1064 Total Qualified Companies

Total QIZ companies reached 1064 companies after the QIZ Joint Committee approved additional 16 companies.

QIZ Admin 18-06-2020

Why you should shift your Sourcing to Egypt? Webinar

In efforts to push Egyptian exports to the US, QIZ Unit and the United States Fashion Industry Association jointly organized a webinar titled “Should You Shift Your Sourcing to Egypt?” on the 17th of June 2020.

Representatives from 70 American companies and several Egyptian exporters attended the webinar.

During the webinar, speakers from the Egyptian and Israeli government and private sectors shed light on the QIZ protocol, and explained how US buyers can benefit from importing duty-free garments from Egypt. The webinar encouraged US companies to reconsider Egypt’s industrial potential, especially in light of the current ongoing tensions between the US and China.


About the United States Fashion Industry Association

The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA), established in 1989, works to eliminate tariff and non-tariff barriers that impede the fashion industry’s ability to trade freely. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., USFIA represents textile and apparel brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers based in the United States and doing business globally.


Webinar Recording: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/2672437086247358726


1048 Total Qualified Companies

Total QIZ companies reached 1048 companies in Quarter 4 of 2019, after the QIZ Joint Committee approved additional 18 companies.

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Protocol between QIZ Unit and Egyptian Customs Authority for Cooperation and Information

Minister Plenipotentiary Commercial Dr. Ashraf El Rabiey QIZ Unit Head and Mr. El Sayed Kamal Negm Head of Egyptian Customs Authority signed a cooperation protocol for electronic exchange of qualified companies information under QIZ protocol.

The protocol helps with the QIZ Unit belief of trade facilitation and implementation of a strategy of constant and periodic control and follow up using information technology for sustainable development.

The protocol states that the Customs Authority provides the QIZ Unit data of exports and imports of the qualified factories electronically where the data received from the Customs Authority comply with the data provided from qualified companies enrolled in the QIZ.

The parties agreed on identifying the points of contact for technical implementation methods.