Non-oil exports to Algeria hit $500mn in 2016: Egypt’s ECS

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The total volume of Egypt’s non-petroleum exports to the Algerian market reached more than $500 million in 2016, Head of Egyptian Commercial Services Office (ECS) Ahmed Antar stated Tuesday.

He clarified that state’s commercial service office in Algeria succeeded in arranging and organising visits for Algerian trade missions to visit Egypt during January. The missions encompassed a number of officials at large firms working in building materials and chemical industries fields.

During its visit to Cairo, the Algerian delegation expressed its keenness on importing 18,000 tonnes of chemical products with worth estimated at round US$6 million.

On the other hand, the ECS office submitted a report to Egyptian Trade Minister Tarek Qabil on efforts exerted by different commercial offices outside Egypt to enhance state’s foreign trade and promote local products in foreign markets.

Antar added that Egypt’s commercial service office in Romania organised visits for trade missions in January that included a number of large firms working in building materials and chemical industries fields.

The Romanian side expressed its keenness to import different building materials including marble, ceramic, paints, and granite.

The Algerian and Romanian missions visited a number of Egyptian factories as well as Suez Canal economic zone, the chairperson noted, adding that the missions held mutual meetings with Egyptian producers and exporters in addition to members of export councils.

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