Location:

Egypt, Cairo


Date:

April 21, 2018 - April 23, 2018

Topics:

Food Industry, packaging

FOOD AFRICA

Located in the northeast corner of Africa, on the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt is a country marked by its remarkable geographical location as the main gateway to the whole African continent. Egypt's ideal location grants it distinct access to key regional markets. In addition, Egypt enjoys the existence of the Suez Canal, which is the shortest link between the east and the west due to its unique geographic setting.

Egypt has access to large key markets through various multilateral and bilateral trade agreements with African countries; mainly the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), which secures benefits to Egyptian-based producers and re-exporters supplying these markets.

A Market of Significant Importance in the Region

Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East, and the 15th-most populated in the world. The economy of Egypt is considered to be among the most richly diversified in the Middle East, with sectors such as agriculture, industry and services operating at almost equal production levels with tourism being one of the most important sectors in the economy.

Egypt has emerged as a consumer market of significant importance in the region, as witnessed by the arrival of dozens of global brands and the sharp expansion of retail sales in the past two years. Egypt also remains an ideal hub from which to export to Europe, the Arab world, the United States and Africa.

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