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16/10/2018

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.

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19/09/2018

The QIZ Unit and the United States Fashion Industry jointly organized a webinar titled “Duty-Free Sourcing from Egypt: Update on the Egypt QIZ & New Sourcing Opportunities” on the 18th of September at 8:00 p.m. (in Cairo time)

This webinar aimed to promote Egypt exports through discussing the latest updates and opportunities available in the Egyptian market.

A live broadcast of the webinar was available on USFIA website for those who are interested in the industry.

 

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. 

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12/09/2018

The QIZ unit is thrilled to announce that we are arranging for a visit of a big Irish company that has factories in Myanmar and Bangladesh, to the Egyptian market. The company is interested in producing its products in Egypt and exporting them to USA and EU

The Irish company specializes in work wear and woven fabrics and is looking for an established factory in a qualified industrial zone with an area of about 10,000 m2 for rent, lease or buy.

Kindly note that a delegation from the company will be visiting Egypt from 28th to 31st of October 2018

If interested, kindly contact the company directly on harry@portwest.com and copy info@qizegypt.gov.eg

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25/07/2018

Total QIZ companies reached 991 companies in Quarter 3 of 2018, after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 7 companies.

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01/07/2018

Quarterly Review Q2 of 2018 has been opened till 15th of July.

QIZ companies are required to book appointments for their quarterly review meeting.

 

All QIZ companies must submit a complete Quarterly Review Form & supporting documents to the QIZ Unit in their quarterly review meeting.

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27/05/2018

Total QIZ companies reached 980 companies in Quarter 1 of 2018, after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 12 companies.

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10/01/2018

QIZ Total Exports for the year 2017 value of about $726 million – which represent an increase than of QIZ Total Exports for the year 2016 of value $674 million.

While QIZ Total Imports for the year 2017 is $75.3 million with slight decrease than of QIZ Total Exports for the year 2016 of value $76.3 million.

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19/10/2017

On the 11th of October 2017, A webinar titled “Strategic Sourcing: The Benefits of Egyptian Qualifying Industrial Zones” has been organized for Export Promotion of the Textile and Ready-Made Garments between Qualified Industrial Zones (QIZ) and United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) in participation of representatives of Egyptian companies from Ready-Made Garments Export Council in addition to American audience of over 50 participants from sourcing executives of some of the largest apparel American companies among them were: Under Armour, Macy’s Merchandising Group, Kohl’s Department Stores, JC Penny, Ralph Lauren Corporation, Urban Outfitters, Levi Straus & Co., Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters, PVH Corp (Philips Van Heusen) – as well as representatives of American press and media organizations, representatives of research centers and professors from American universities.

Dr. Ashraf El Rabiey, QIZ Unit Head and some of the largest exporters of ready-made garments gave a presentation on QIZ protocol and its competitive advantage, followed by a presentation on the Textile and Ready-Made Garments Industry in Egypt. Moreover, he explained the business opportunities available, how to take advantage of duty-free opportunities, and social compliance efforts in Egypt's QIZs.

The American side of the audience expressed interest in the textiles and ready-made garments industry in Egypt and their concerns were addressed by the representatives of QIZ and the Export Council of Ready Made Garments.

A live broadcast of the webinar has taken place on USFIA website which enabled a larger exposure to the webinar among those who are interested in the industry and those who are drawn to benefit from the competitive advantage offered by the QIZ protocol.

About the United States Fashion Industry Association

The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) supports fashion made possible by global trade. USFIA represents textile and apparel brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers based in the United States and doing business globally. 

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20/03/2017

In order to enhance communication between QIZ Unit and Qualified Company, kindly fill in updating form here, if there are any changes in company data.

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10/03/2017

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 it’s 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 28th.

This week a meeting will take place with the members of the Executive Office of Investors Associations and the Head of QIZ Unit.

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01/03/2017

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. 

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23/06/2008

Technical team is formed to facilitate the compliance of QIZ exporters with the United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) documentation requirements.
1- 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 requirements
2-Increasing the capabilities of QIZ exporters: to efficiently respond to the requirements of the USCBP.

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19/05/2008

Total QIZ companies reach 712 companies; after the QIZ Joint committee approved an additional 7 companies

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24/02/2008

QIZ Israeli components required is reduced from 11.7% to 10.5%; to be applicable as of the beginning of 1st quarter of 2008.

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21/02/2008

Total QIZ companies reach 705 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 9 companies.

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05/02/2008

QIZ Joint committee approved an additional 5 companies to reach a total of 717 qualified companies. 

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18/11/2007

Total QIZ companies reach 696 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 3 companies.

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09/10/2007

Total QIZ companies reach 693 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 4 companies.

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21/06/2007

Total QIZ companies reach 686 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 6 companies. 

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27/05/2007

Total QIZ companies reach 680 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 13 companies.

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18/02/2007

Total QIZ companies reach 667 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 12 companies.

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11/12/2006

Total QIZ companies reach 655 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 6 companies.

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15/11/2006

Total QIZ companies reach 649 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 11 companies.

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17/09/2006

Total QIZ companies reach 638 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 6 companies.

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30/08/2006

Total QIZ companies reach 632 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 26 companies.

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18/05/2006

Total QIZ companies reach 606 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 36 companies.

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10/03/2006

Total QIZ companies reach 570 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 22 companies.

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05/02/2006

Total QIZ companies reach 548 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 31 companies.

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15/01/2006

Total QIZ companies reach 517 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 46 companies.

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23/11/2005

Total QIZ companies reach 471 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 7 companies.

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30/10/2005

More zones are added under Egypt’s Qualifying Industrial Zones Protocol as follows:

The Greater Cairo region: all covered
Suez Canal region: to cover new 2 governorates; Ismailia & Suez
Middle of Delta: to cover new 2 governorates; Monofeya, Gharbeya, Dakahleya, and Damietta

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14/08/2005

Total QIZ companies reach 464 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 19 companies.

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15/07/2005

Total QIZ companies reach 445 companies; after the QIZ Joint Committee approved an additional 48 companies.

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22/02/2005

The QIZ Joint Committee qualifies 397 companies of different sectors for QIZ treatment.

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