Companies and factories have warned of the shortage of many goods and products in the Egyptian market due to the intransigence of customs in releasing the shipments of imported goods.
The merchants revealed that the customs have a lot of shipments and goods because of which many factories may stop, stressing that they sent many distresses regarding these goods to no avail.
They stressed that many of the statements and news published in newspapers and media outlets are not yet implemented on the ground, pointing out that factories need raw materials, and raw materials are present in customs, hence the problem of many factory owners.
Traders demanded the release of goods and raw materials in customs, so that factories do not close their doors and displace workers, which will cause many problems, including the spread of bullying due to increased unemployment, while in the case of removing raw materials from customs as soon as possible, this will reflect positively on the industry Factories, workers and prices.
The General Authority for Export and Import Control of the Ministry of Coup Industry had issued a decision to stop importing the products of a number of major brands, which caused confusion in the markets, as the decision caused consumers to buy them for fear of the disappearance of these products during the coming period.
The authority also issued a decision to stop 814 foreign factories and companies from the list of those qualified to export to the Egyptian market, and the list included a large number of American, British, French, Chinese, Turkish and other companies.
For his part, Mohamed Al-Mohandes, head of the Chamber of Engineering Industries, said that “the customs have a lot of shipments and goods because of which many factories stop, stressing that a lot of distress has been sent regarding these goods, to no avail, even though the factories need raw materials to continue production.”
In press statements, the engineer stressed the necessity of removing raw materials and goods from customs, so that factories would not close their doors and workers would be homeless, which would cause many problems, including the spread of bullying due to increased unemployment.
He pointed out that factories and companies submitted many letters and complaints to the Council of Ministers of the coup and the concerned authorities, but there is no real result in the matter, stressing that so far the factories are almost idle and the machines are stopped.
The engineer revealed that the factory owners have for months borne the salaries of workers and employees without interest or return, which threatens to stop production completely very soon.
He appealed to the Central Bank to take the necessary measures to provide the dollar and hard currency, calling on the coup government to solve the economic crises in proportion to the current situation, because most companies and factories at the present time refuse to import from abroad permanently, which has affected their business.
He explained that the owners of companies and factories are the first and last to get goods and raw materials out of customs, so every day that passes and these goods are in customs, these people incur great losses in the so-called “floors” and other fees, which makes the owners of companies and factories refrain from importing from abroad in this difficult situation .
Ashraf Helal, head of the Household Appliances Division at the Cairo Chamber of Commerce, called for opening the door to register factories exporting to Egypt, or canceling Resolution 43.
Hilal said in a press statement that “closing all doors to traders is unacceptable, warning that tightening the screws on importing companies has caused the exploitation of exporting factories and major importers, increasing the supply of goods on their part and increasing their market share.”
Abdul Rahman Radwan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of a Housewares Company, said, “The bureaucracy stands in the way of the development and progress of the industry, pointing out that he is unable to purchase modern machines to manufacture the products required in the market, due to the lack of an import and export document, despite obtaining an industrial register, a commercial register, a tax card and a permanent license. “.
Radwan stressed in press statements that the bureaucracy stands against the industry, pointing out that if he imports modern machines, he will have to pay 3 times their value at customs.
He added, We work with machines of the 1940 model, which is no longer in line with the market, and comes in light of facilitating the import of the final product without customs costs from some countries, including Turkey.
Dr. Alaa Ezz, Secretary-General of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, said that “the Ministry of Coup Industry had previously issued Resolution No. 43 of 2016, which specifies the rules governing the registration of factories qualified to export their products to Egypt under the pretext of ensuring the quality of products exported to the Egyptian market, explaining that according to this decision it became for companies wishing to export their products to Egypt. In exporting, documents that prove the quality of their products must be submitted.
Ezz revealed in press statements that some of these documents are renewed periodically, and during the renewal period, companies are frozen from the registry until they renew the documents, but they are allowed to engage in import activity.
He pointed out that during the month of March, Minister of Industry of the coup government, Nevin Gamea, issued a decision to amend the rules governing the registration of factories qualified to export their products to Egypt, claiming to facilitate procedures for companies and set specific timelines for registration, and the amendment stipulated that companies wishing to export to Egypt must: You renew documents that have an expiration date within a period not exceeding 30 days from the expiry date.
He explained that “when the Export and Import Control Authority announced the list of companies that were removed from the exporters’ register, it should have clarified what you mentioned because publishing the list caused a state of confusion and some consumers began stockpiling the products of these companies for fear of their disappearance from the market.”
Source: بوابة الحرية والعدالة by fj-p.com.
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