On 25 August 2019, Law No. 151 of 2019 was issued for the establishment and regulation of two new public authorities in the pharmaceutical sector, namely, the Egyptian Drug Authority ("EDA") and the Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement, Medical Supply and Technology Management ("AUPP").
Posted in Articles on Nov 01, 2019
On 13 October 2019, the Minister of Trade and Industry issued Decree No. 827 of 2019 amending the Executive Regulations of the Commercial Agency and Brokerage Law No. 120 for 1982.
Posted in Articles on May 15, 2018
The Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority (“FRA”) announced the launch of the Egypt's first central movable collateral registry.
Posted in Articles on May 02, 2017
Education is the key to development of societies and the driver of its progress. Despite efforts by the state to implement reform-oriented educational policies, and the allocation of substantial resources to spending on education and developing government schools to accommodate the steady increase in classroom density, the government remains unable to provide an acceptable quality of education.
Posted in Articles on Mar 07, 2017
Having an effective and enforceable legal structure for the pharmaceutical sector is an essential element in achieving the country's goals of accessibility, quality, and rational use of medicine. This report aims to review the current pharmaceutical sector-related legal provisions in Egypt. The pharmaceutical sector in Egypt is mainly regulated by law No. 127 of 1955 on the Pharmacy Profession (“Pharmacy Law”) and other decrees and internal circulars issued by MoH and its affiliated bodies.
Posted in Articles on Mar 01, 2017
In the Roundtable organised by the British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA), under the name “Opportunities in the New Industrial Zones”, our Partner Dr. Fatma Salah discussed the regulatory challenges facing the manufacturing sector in Egypt.
Posted in Articles on Oct 23, 2016
On 29 August 2016, the Egyptian Parliament approved the long-debated Value Added Tax Law to abolish and replace the Sales Tax Law no. 11 of 1991 (the “Sales Tax Law”). The Value-Added Tax Law was issued under no. 67 of 2016 (“VAT Law” or the “Law”) and was published in the Official Gazette on the 7th of September 2016. It has an immediate effect as of 8th of September 2016. Implementation of VAT Law depends to a great extent on the release of the executive regulations which will clarify the methods of calculation and deduction of the tax.
Posted in Articles on Sep 18, 2016
The legal grounds for terminating the employment contracts under Egyptian law vary depending on the type of the employment contract and the circumstances surrounding the termination.
Posted in Articles on Aug 24, 2016
In 9 August 2015, after three days from the inauguration of the New Suez Canal, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi issued Decree No. 330/2015 declaring the areas adjacent to the Suez Canal as a special economic zone (the “SCZone Decree”). This zone shall be governed by Law no. 83 of 2002 on Special Economic Zones ("Special Economic Zone Law" or "Law 83/2002") and its Executive Regulations issued by virtue of the Prime Ministerial Decree no. 1625 of 2002.
Posted in Articles on Jul 15, 2016
A new law for electricity has been recently issued (Law no. 87 of 2015) to replace the current single buyer model and establish a fully competitive electricity market where electricity generation, transmission and distribution activities are fully unbundled (the "Electricity Law").