Engineer Ahmed Samir, Minister of Trade and Industry, confirmed that upgrading the technical and laboratory capabilities and components of the affiliated bodies and agencies is a top priority of the ministry’s work plan during the current stage, pointing to the ministry’s keenness to expand the establishment of specialized and accredited examination laboratories in order to implement the latest systems and rules followed internationally in examination procedures. And the release of exported and imported shipments, which contributes to facilitating the movement of trade between Egypt and the countries of the world.
He said that the ministry is working to develop the procedural system in the branches of the Export and Import Control Authority and accelerate the pace of examination and release of shipments in coordination with the concerned agencies, which contributes to improving the system of services provided to the community of exporters and importers, stressing the need to adhere to the application of standard specifications and quality standards on all products. Imported, to maintain the health and safety of the Egyptian consumer.
This came during the minister’s inauguration, accompanied by Major General Essam Al-Najjar, head of the General Organization for Export and Import Control, of the laboratory for testing electric motors, and development work at the authority’s headquarters at Cairo International Airport, as part of the minister’s visit to the authority, during which he inspected the authority’s departments and laboratories. He also held an extensive meeting with leaders and officials Commission.
The minister said that the opening of the new plant comes within the framework of the Egyptian state’s endeavor to increase the competitiveness of the industrial sector to keep pace with the global industrial development and the trend towards using advanced solutions and technologies, especially in the energy-saving electric motors sector, as well as upgrading the Egyptian standard specifications and working on their compatibility with international standards, in a way that contributes to In reducing energy consumption and improving industrial productivity.
Samir added that the lab specializes in energy efficiency tests for engines, testing imported engines, and verifying energy efficiency levels in accordance with the approved Egyptian standard specifications, in a way that ensures that technical standards for imported engines are compatible with import controls and their global counterparts, to be more energy efficient within the framework of the “Production using smart technology” program. and energy efficiency.”
The minister indicated – during his opening of the development work in the administrative building of the General Organization for Export and Import Control – that the development work comes within the framework of strengthening the role of the authority as a main axis within the strategy of the Ministry of Trade and Industry aimed at promoting and developing foreign trade and achieving the goals of its plan to reach the value of exports to 100 billion dollars.
For his part, Major General Essam Al-Najjar, head of the General Organization for Export and Import Control, explained that the establishment of the new engine factory, which was implemented in cooperation with ABB for Electrical Industries, comes within the framework of the production program using smart technology and energy efficiency, which was launched in 2015 and implemented by the Ministry of Trade and Industry in cooperation With the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and aims to increase the competitiveness of the industrial sector by raising the efficiency of energy uses in the industry, noting that the program achieved positive results that included setting a standard specification for energy levels in electric motors and setting a roadmap for the local manufacture of energy-saving components of electric motors.
He added that the opening of this laboratory comes as a continuation of the system of engine testing laboratories at the General Organization for Export and Import Control, which includes the Port Said port laboratory, which specializes in examining fractional engines from 750 watts to 1.5 kilowatts, and the Dekheila port laboratory, which specializes in examining fractional engines from 750 watts to 7.5 watts. kilowatt.
He pointed out that the development of the headquarters included raising the efficiency of the building and providing it with the latest capabilities and devices in order to provide an appropriate work environment for workers and enhance their production capabilities and raise the level of performance and production, in addition to modernizing and expanding the capacity of the customer service center CALL CENTER in terms of increasing the number of employees and the number of lines with the availability of service in Arabic And in English, pointing out in this context that the authority possesses a large number of competencies and young cadres that can be benefited from in upgrading the services system and speeding up the implementation of procedures in line with the requirements of the digital transformation adopted by the state.
On ABB’s role in establishing the new electric motors factory at the Export and Import Control Authority, Ahmed Hammad, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ABB Egypt Group of Companies, explained: “The national strategy for climate change in Egypt 2050 is based on the existence of a number of opportunities during the current stage that must benefit from Including Egypt, led by the energy sector. Therefore, ABB’s participation in donating a measurement lab specialized in energy efficiency tests for engines was a step in contributing to the realization of part of this strategy as a global leader in the manufacture of energy-saving engines that comply with the highest international standards.”
Engineer Ahmed Samir, Minister of Trade and Industry, toured the food laboratories, where he reviewed the work system, which numbered 118 laboratories covering all air, sea and land ports, equipped with the latest inspection devices and operating according to the latest international systems. The Minister also inspected the industrial laboratories, where he reviewed the system Quality testing laboratories for industrial and engineering goods, which number 136 laboratories spread in all ports of the Republic, where these laboratories conduct the necessary tests for electrical goods, spare parts for vehicles and equipment, chemicals, building materials, refractories, and toys, in accordance with Egyptian and international standard specifications. The Minister also inspected battery laboratories Toys and belts, in addition to the laboratories of assistants and air filters, and he reviewed the examination and testing procedures in those laboratories.
Samir inspected the electronic building of the authority and reviewed the work of the electronic control center with the information network, which links all the branches of the authority in various ports, and also links the authority to all concerned government agencies, which contributes to facilitating the procedures without violating the provisions of the control procedures.
The Minister also visited the Trade Services Center, which is entrusted with providing direct services to exporters and importers, responding to inquiries and complaints and resolving obstacles. The third version since the establishment of the authority’s website in 2004, and the General Organization for Export and Import Control is one of the first government agencies to launch a distinct electronic portal available in three languages: Arabic, English and French to keep pace with work developments. An electronic platform for all the services of the authority, including the termination of all services for customers and the collection of fees through electronic payment and the electronic portal of the authority.
At the end of his tour, Samir inspected the Authority’s Business Sector Department, which is one of the important departments of the Trade Services Center responsible for issuing reports, data and statistical studies on the movement of exports and imports and reports on trade exchange between Egypt and the countries of the world. It also makes a monthly statistical statement to explain and clarify foreign trade data and provides its services to various The authorities, including the presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, chambers of commerce, embassies and commercial representation, universities and educational institutes to serve the foreign trade community and support decision-makers.
Opening of export control at Cairo Airport
Opening of the export control