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CAIRO – 16 July 2017: A delegation from Italy will visit the leather industry center in the 10th of Ramadan City Monday July 17, head of the center Yehia Zalat said Sunday.
The visit comes after signing a protocol of cooperation between the center and the
Italian Business Associations Union to cooperate in fields of training of workforce, supplying of equipment and marketing products.
The center, which was built with LE 100 million ($5.5 million) in capital, targets developing the leather industry, building leather factories, marketing products and supplying leather to the market.
Egypt plans to revitalize leather industries as the first phase of the anticipated Al-Robeky industrial zone for leather tanneries will start trial operations, scheduled this month.
In efforts to regulate the leather export market, Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade Tarek Kabil issued last month a decree to tighten product examination.
Under the new decree, raw leather will not be exported before examination by the General Organization for Export and Import Control (GOEIC), which should be done upon the request of exporters.
The decree also stipulated waiver of examination of importer leather industries, to be used for manufacturing purposes.