Egypt names Kamal Negm as new customs authority head

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Egypt’s Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait on Tuesday appointed Kamal Hassan Negm as a new head of the country’s Customs Authority.

The minister handed the new head of Customs Authority his appointment decision in the presence of Deputy Minister of Finance of the Treasury Ihab Abu Aish, Assistant Minister for Revenue Amr al-Khouly, and Advisor to the Minister of Finance for Customs Affairs, and former Head of the Authority Magdy Abdel Aziz.

The minister emphasized the important role played by customs officials in protecting the citizen’s health, security and stability,stressing that they also play a role in protecting the country from drugs, crackers, and harmful and illegal practices.

Ma’it affirmed his full confidence in the continued efforts of customs officials to support the country’s plans and economic policies, and to activate the international trade movement of Egypt, affirming that Egypt needs to maximize those efforts to promote exporting and investment. Negm was the head of the Central Administration of the Eastern Province in the customs operations sector.

He graduated from the Faculty of Commerce, Mansoura University in 1983 and joined the Customs Administration in 1985. He held several positions, including director general of Customs and Deposits Affairs at Port Said Customs in 2012 and head of the Central Administration of Damietta Customs in Eastern Province in Customs Operations Sector in 2016.

In July, former Head of the Customs Authority Gamal Abdel Azim was arrested in the headquarters of the department after receiving a financial bribe of one million pounds from an importer of textiles in exchange for the termination of customs clearance procedures for certain imported goods.

Source: Egypt today