Companies wishing to benefit through the QIZ agreement need to follow the procedures
Companies need to fulfil the following criteria in order to benefit from the protocol:
Location of the beneficiary factories
Within the seven industrial zones that have been identified mentioned hereunder:
- Greater Cairo: South of Giza, Shobra El-Khema, Nasr City, Tenth of Ramadan City
and Fifteenth of May City.
- Al Amria (Bourg Al Arab), Alexandria.
- Port Said
To be among the qualified factories, you should submit the registration form, along
with relevant documents to certify the activity and the location.
After completion of the above mentioned, all applications will be presented to the
joint committee for approval, after which a certificate (valid for a period of one
year) will be delivered to the beneficiary company granting eligibility for duty
free treatment in the US market
The QIZ Joint Committee shall provide (on quarterly basis) the U.S. Customs Authority
and the Egyptian Customs Authority with a list of Companies entitled to duty free
treatment for the next quarter only according to the above mentioned.
Conditions for renewal:
The company shall provide its Authorities evidence of full compliance with all the
requirements of the QIZ Protocol for the previous quarter, no later than 15 days
from the end of each quarter. This evidence shall include the following:
a. Name of company, address, tel./fax numbers, e-mail addresses, contact person,
b. Type of products exported,
c. Type of input purchased, documented by copies of invoices from Egyptian/Israeli
suppliers and list of Egyptian/Israeli suppliers in the last
quarter, including contact persons.
d. Total export of the company to the United States under the QIZ duty free treatment
for the previous quarter, supported by relevant documents.