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São Paulo – Egypt’s government is hosting the webinar “Egypt-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement” next Sunday (20). The event will address aspects of the agreement currently into its fourth year and providing for the gradual easing of tariffs. Pictured above is a container ship in Egypt’s Suez Canal.

The free event is intended for the Arab and Brazilian public and slated to begin at 2 pm, Cairo time, 9 am, Brasília time, on the Zoom platform. Speakers will speak English and Arabic. Registration is available here.

The webinar will feature Egyptian and Brazilian specialists. Organization is being handled by the Agreements and Foreign Trade section of Egypt’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, and by the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce. This will be the first in a series of webinars covering Egypt’s trade agreements.

The Federation’s secretary-general Alaa Ezz will deliver the opening speech. He will be followed by Rubem Mendes de Oliveira, the minister-counselor at the Embassy of Brazil in Cairo. Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) secretary-general Tamer Mansour will provide information regarding access to the Brazilian market and discuss the role of the ABCC in advancing Egypt-Brazil trade.

The director-general for Bilateral Trade Agreements at Egypt’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, Michael Gamal Kaddes, will go over details of the Egypt-Mercosur treaty. He will also discuss how to make the most of the advantages it creates, the liberalization of trade in commodities, and rules of origin. Other speakers will be Ahmed Maghawry Diab, head of the Egyptian Commercial Service (ECS) and Ashraf Moukhtar, head of the Agreements and Foreign Trade division of Egypt’s Ministry of Trade and Industry.

The webinar is slated to end at 4 pm, Cairo time, and 11 am, Brasília time.

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Egypt-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement
September 20
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Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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