Mısır'da ihracatçı birlikleri 3 ay daha mevcut yapısını koruyacak

10 Şubat 2020

Mısır Resmi Gazetesinde, Ticaret ve Sanayi Bakanının İhracat Konseylerinin süresini 3 ay süreyle uzatan 2019/12 sayılı Kararı yayımlandı. Ticaret ve Sanayi Bakanı Nevin Gamea, mevcut yapıları ile İhracat Konseylerinin görev süresinin, Bakanlığın net bir vizyon, çalışma planı ve belli bir takvime bağlı olarak Mısır ihracatını artırma hedeflerine ulaşmasında ana rolünü artıran bir yapıya kavuşturana kadar Mart ayı ile biten 3 aylık bir süre ile uzatıldığını söyledi.

İhracat Konseylerinin süresinin uzatılması, ihracatı teşvik etme ve ihracatçılara hizmet vermedeki hayati rolleri nedeniyle, özellikle de kurulluşlarının temel amacı olan ülke ihracatının 2050 yılında 50 milyar dolara çıkarma hedefine ulaşma vizyonunda bu rolü etkin ve verimli bir şekilde oynadıkları takdirde olumlu bir adım olarak kabul edilmektedir.

Haberin devamı İngilizce olarak aşağıda yer almaktadır: 

Undertaking the role of Export Councils mainly relates to the mechanism of selecting members, the tasks assigned to them and the method of monitoring performance. The following are some suggestions for enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of export councils:

Setting mandatory and objective controls for selecting members in a manner that guarantees directing their efforts to serving the sector as a whole, especially small exporters, rather than serving the interests of a specific group or major exporters only. Most importantly, willingness and desire to take up public work, availability of the necessary expertise to serve the sector, and the need that they be exporters and manufacturers rather than traders. Also, the importance of sectoral, geographical and qualitative representation in the formation of these councils.

Not to allow the renewal of the chairmanship and membership of the Board of Directors of Export Councils for more than two terms, so as to ensure fresh and innovative ideas in the management of Export Councils and availing an opportunity for varied representation of exporters.

Assigning export councils clear and specific tasks with no room for differences between Councils, even if the targets differ according to the nature of each sector and its export potential. These tasks include:

1. Preparing an updated and publicly available database containing exporters, products, markets and the latest legislations, as well as various export service providers and export opportunities available,
2. Preparing studies and proposing plans, policies and programs that guarantee increasing Egyptian exports in terms of size, diversity and innovation, and enhancing their competitiveness,
3. Putting forth exporters’ views on government legislation and policies in terms of their implications for Egyptian exports and proposing alternatives,
4. Seeking funding opportunities and technical support programs in various forms and availing them to the export community on a regular basis,
5. Setting quantitative targets to increase the exports of each industrial sector according to a declared timeframe,
6. Proposing performance monitoring indicators, and developing and supervising exhibition plans and promotional missions.

Establishing clear and declared controls that incentivize Export Councils to take advantage of their resources and direct them to activities that serve the export community, including participation in export infrastructure. This should take place at the level of the Councils as a whole in terms of selecting activities, method of setting priorities, management and operation, and how organization will be conducted if more than one council enters an activity.

Finally, it is necessary to revisit the abolition of Export Councils for unconventional exports and councils of small exporters, especially that they aim to expand the export base in terms of size, diversity and innovation, as well as creating new export cadres capable of contributing to the development of export policies in the future. Hence, these councils are considered a platform for small exporters or potential exporters to present their problems, which are inherently different from those of major exporters.

The need to have a clear mechanism for following up and evaluating the extent of Export Councils’ commitment to achieving the tasks assigned to them and how to deal with those who unjustifiably fell short of achieving their goals.