20 March 2017
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March 2017: The QIZ Unit started in
February a new program to visit industrial sites and cities. The purpose of
the program is to have public awareness in the business Community about the
export opportunities through the QIZ program. To many, the QIZ represents
only a program for ready garments and textile while the truth is itís a
program for all products except the agricultural products.
A meeting between the head of the QIZ and the board of the Tenth of Ramadan
investors association was held on February 28th . It was decided that a
meeting with representatives of companies of the city is to follow on March
This week a meeting will take place with the members of the Executive Office
of Investors Associations and the Head of QIZ Unit.
March 2017: A Decree was issued by the Minister of Trade and Industry Eng.
Tarek Kabil appointing a new head of Qualified Industrial Zones Unit (QIZ).
The new head of QIZ, and Chairman of the Egyptian side of the Egyptian
Israeli joint committee is Dr. Ashraf El Rabiey. He is a former head of the
Egyptian foreign Commercial Service (ECS) and former first Undersecretary of
the Ministry of Trade and Industry (2005-2007).
Dr. El Rabiey worked as a Minister Plenipotentiary in a number of assignments
including Washington, New York and Tokyo. He is also a former Chairman of The
International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) based in Washington DC. He was
a guest speaker in many forums, international organizations and universities
in The US and Egypt.
Technical team is formed to facilitate the compliance of QIZ exporters with
the United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) documentation
The team will conduct visits to QIZ
exporters similar to the USCBP TPVT (Textile Production and Verification
Team) visits: to increase the awareness of QIZ companies about the
Increasing the capabilities of QIZ
exporters: to efficiently respond to the requirements of the USCBP.
QIZ Joint committee met and approved an additional 5 companies for QIZ
Treatment to reach a total of 717 qualified companies.
QIZ companies reach 712 companies; after the QIZ Joint committee approved an
additional 7 companies
Israeli components required is reduced from 11.7% to 10.5%; to be applicable
as of the beginning of 1St quarter of 2008.
QIZ companies reach 705 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an
additional 9 companies.