Egypt - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Agreements

Describes bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that this country is party to, including with the United States.

Last published date: 2020-09-15

Trade Agreements

Egypt is a signatory to several multilateral trade agreements:

  • The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) 
  • The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
  • The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
  • European Union-Egypt Free Trade Agreement (Association Agreement)
  • Free Trade Agreement with EFTA States
  • Turkey-Egypt Free Trade Agreement
  • Greater Arab Free Trade Area Agreement
  • Agadir Free Trade Agreement among Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan
  • Egyptian-European Mediterranean Partnership Agreement
  • The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  • Pan Arab Free Trade Area (PAFTA)
  • Egypt-MERCOSUR Free Trade Agreement

Moreover, Egypt has signed several bilateral agreements with Arab Countries: Jordan (December 1999), Lebanon (March 1999), Libya (January 1991), Morocco (April 1999), Syria (December 1991), and Tunisia (March 1999). Additionally, in 1995, Egypt and China entered into a trade accord. Egypt has also signed an economic treaty with Russia. In June 2001, Egypt signed an Association Agreement with the European Union (EU) which entered into force on June 1, 2004. The agreement provided for immediate duty-free access of Egyptian products into EU markets, while duty free access for EU products was phased in over a twelve-year period.  In 2010, Egypt and the EU completed an agricultural annex to their FTA, liberalizing trade in over 90 percent of agricultural goods.

Web Resources

 

Commercial Service in Egypt
American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
U.S. Embassy Cairo
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
U.S. Department of Commerce’s Denied Persons List
U.S. Department of Treasury’s Specially Designated National List
Egyptian Organization for Standards and Quality Control (EOS)
Ministry of Trade and Industry
Egyptian Accreditation Council
Egypt’s National Institute of Standards
Central Bank of Egypt
Egypt’s Maritime Transport Sector
General Authority for Investment and Free Zone