10:01 uur 15-09-2021

Nafeza: Egypte lanceert nieuwe handelsfacilitatietechnologie om “regio’s meest geavanceerde wereldwijde logistieke hub” te creëren

  • Toonaangevend handelsfacilitatiesysteem zal de verwerkingstijd aanzienlijk verbeteren en de kosten verlagen voor bedrijven die goederen naar Egypte exporteren
  • Implementatie begint in alle havens van Egypte op 1 oktober 2021
  • 16.000 importeurs hebben zich al aangemeld voor het nieuwe systeem
  • Egypte is de op een na grootste importeur van Afrika en de grootste importeur van tarwe ter wereld
  • Nieuwe technologie is de nieuwste stap in het transformeren van Egypte tot “de meest geavanceerde wereldwijde logistieke hub van de regio”

CAIRO– (BUSINESS WIRE)– De regering van Egypte zal volgende maand een nieuwe technologie voor handelsfacilitatie implementeren die de verwerkingstijd zal verbeteren en de kosten voor alle exporteurs naar het land zal verlagen.

Het nieuwe proces – het Advance Cargo Information (ACI)-systeem – is een op blockchain gebaseerde technologie die het douaneproces voor alle goederen die Egypte binnenkomen volledig zal automatiseren. Met behulp van elektronische gegevens identificeert het nieuwe systeem goederen voordat ze worden verzonden, zodat goederen kunnen worden gecontroleerd en ingeklaard voordat ze de Egyptische havens bereiken.

Het ACI-systeem, dat sinds 1 april 2019 piloottesten ondergaat, zal op 1 oktober 2021 in alle Egyptische havens worden geïmplementeerd. Al 16.000 bedrijven die goederen importeren in Egypte hebben zich geregistreerd op het nieuwe ACI-systeem.

Nafeza: Egypt Launches New Trade Facilitation Technology to Create “Region’s Most Advanced Global Logistics Hub”

  • World-leading trade facilitation system will significantly improve processing time and reduce costs for companies exporting goods to Egypt
  • Implementation to begin at all Egypt’s ports on 1 October 2021
  • 16,000 importers already registered to the new system
  • Egypt is Africa’s second largest importer, and largest importer of wheat in the world
  • New technology is latest step in transforming Egypt into “the region’s most advanced global logistics hub”

CAIRO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Government of Egypt will next month implement a new trade facilitation technology which will improve processing time and reduce costs for all exporters to the country.

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Container ship at Port Said, December 2020 (Credit: ImAAm / Shutterstock.com)

Container ship at Port Said, December 2020 (Credit: ImAAm / Shutterstock.com)

The new process – the Advance Cargo Information (ACI) system – is a block-chain based technology that will help fully automate the customs process for all goods entering Egypt. Using electronic data, the new system will identify goods before they are shipped, enabling goods to be checked and cleared before they reach Egyptian ports.

The ACI system, which has been undergoing pilot tests since 1 April 2019, will be implemented at all Egypt’s ports on 1 October 2021. Already, 16,000 companies importing goods into Egypt have registered on the new ACI system.

Egypt has embarked on ambitious plans to transform its trade infrastructure, including the modernisation of its entire customs management system. In April 2019, the Government launched the National Single Window for Foreign Trade Facilitation (Nafeza), a single digital trade portal for all import, export and transit operations, linking up all Egypt’s ports.

Nafeza is recognised and supported by a range of international institutions, including the World Customs Organization (WCO).

Egypt’s transformation programme has also led to the establishment of high-tech logistics centres across Egypt, ensuring that port facilities are used to transit goods rather than store them.

Independent evaluation of Nafeza shows that customs processing times have already improved by 55%. The Government plans to reduce customs clearance time to less than one day.

Egypt is Africa’s second largest importer, responsible for total imports in 2019 valued at USD 78.6 billion (World Bank-WITS). The country is the largest importer of wheat and asphalt in the world (FAO/OEC).

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Maait, Egypt’s Minister of Finance, says: “The implementation of the Advance Cargo Information system is a crucial step in our plans to transform Egypt’s trade infrastructure. This new technology will make it much easier for companies all over the world to trade with Egypt, helping to deliver the Government’s plan to create the most advanced logistics hub in the region.”

Mr. Jan Noether, the Chief Executive Officer of the German Chamber of Commerce (AHK) in Egypt, says: “This new trade facilitation technology will make it simpler, easier and cheaper for all companies exporting goods to Egypt. It shows that Egypt is not only open for business, but serious about maximising its location at the cross-roads of the world to become one of the world’s great trading economies.”



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