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Egypt bans import of Jaguar and Bentley products

 The General Organization for Export and Import Control issued a decision banning the import of perfumes from the largest perfume companies in the world, due to a violation of the 2016 decision regarding the registration of factories qualified to supply to Egypt, in the text of Resolution 43 of 2016.

The decision, which "Sada Al-Balad" obtained a copy of, included banning the import of perfumes, and the General Authority for Export and Import Control included the name of the world-famous Jaguar perfume company, JAGUAR FRAGRANCES LTD, of Swiss origin, in the ministerial decision number 540 for the current year, and the list included the name of the Bentley International Perfume Company. BENTLEY FRAGRANCES SA, a company of Swiss origin by ministerial decree 589, and the Swiss perfume company PARFUMS GRES SA, whose suspension number is 540 according to the ministerial decree.

Egypt bans import of Jaguar and Bentley products

The decision to stop the supply records to Egypt came in violation of the 43 supplier factory registration decision issued in 2016, which obligates the need to establish a register of factories and companies owning trademarks eligible to export products at the General Organization for Export and Import Control.

The authority takes the decision to write off after giving the companies a grace period to renew the quality certificates submitted in their files and some other conditions.

The General Organization for Export and Import Control, affiliated to the Ministry of Trade and Industry, also named the regional branch of Unilever International Company in Egypt, a company working in the field of medical supplies and cosmetics industries, producing Lipton tea, Dove cream, Close-up toothpaste, Signal toothpaste, Asprey Ax, Persil, Lifebuoy and Vaseline. Rexona, Omo and Luxe Soap are among the list of companies whose imports to the Egyptian market have been suspended for violating Resolution No. 43 of 2016 regarding the registration of trademarks supplied to Egypt.

According to the list of companies obtained by “Sada Al-Balad” issued by the General Organization for Export and Import Control, that among the companies are Adania Food Limited, Mobaco Company for Industry and Trade, the famous Saudi Almarai Company that produces juice and yogurt, Al Karama Company Ltd. 

for pastries, the Advanced Company for the manufacture of furniture in Jordan, and the company Middle East Pharmaceutical Industries of Saudi origin, Arabia Company for Spinning, Weaving and Blanketing Saudi Arabia and Tiger Pack for Trade and Industry.

Unilever, founded in September 1929, is a British multinational consumer goods company headquartered in London.

Unilever products include food, candy, energy drinks, baby food, soft drinks, cheese, ice cream, tea, cleaning agents, coffee, pet food, bottled water, toothpaste, chewing gum, frozen pizza, pregnancy tests, juice, beauty and personal care products, breakfast cereals and consumer health care products.

Unilever is the largest producer of soap in the world and is one of the oldest multinational companies and its products are available in about 190 countries.

In late March, Minister of Trade and Industry Nevin Gamea announced a ministerial decision to amend some provisions and provisions of Ministerial Resolution No. 43 of 2016 regarding the amendment of the rules regulating the registration of factories qualified to export their products to Egypt.

The amendments include canceling the third paragraph of Article One of the decision, which stipulates that “A decision shall be issued by the Minister concerned with foreign trade, who shall be exempted from any or all of the registration requirements in the cases he decides.”

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