Ashraf Hilal, head of the Household and Electrical Appliances division at the Cairo Chamber of Commerce, said that a memorandum will be sent to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, as well as the foreign trade sector, in order to look into the reasons house appliances factories that are qualified to export to Egypt are not registered until now, even though they have been ready for more than a year.
Hilal demanded to meet the Minister of Trade and Industry, Tarek Kabil, in order to understand the reasons for the delay, noting that traders of household appliances are suffering from a lack of stock, near bankruptcy, and layoffs.
Hilal added that the meeting will involve demanding looking into the issue of dumping the prices of household and hotel porcelain products that has been taking place for 16 years now.
“The division seeks to create harmony between the Ministry of Industry and Trade and traders and importers, as this coordination will eventually be for the country’s and citizens’ best interest,” Hilal said.
He added that there should be no conflict between rationalising resources and the interests of importers, as they should act as one team to provide the market with its needs for the highest quality and the lowest prices.