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Doing business in Egypt

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Egypt.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Egypt
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Egypt company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Doing Business in Egypt
A business guide from Baker & McKenzie which helps companies understand the economic, legal and regulatory structures of Egypt. Published in 2016.

Doing business in Egypt
Guide on doing business created by HSBC in association with Grant Thornton in January 2016. Sections cover:

  • Legal overview
  • Conducting business
  • Tax system
  • Labour
  • Audit
  • Trade
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure

Africa attractiveness
The latest report from EY examining the attractiveness of investment in Africa. Designed to help businesses in their investment decisions, it includes insight into the economy and foreign direct investment in the region. Reports and surveys from previous years are also available.

Exporting

On our Exporting to Egypt page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice.' The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

Forums and support networks

Arab-British Chamber of Commerce
UK-based organisation supporting economic activity and trade between the UK and Arab League countries.

The Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce
A private non-governmental business organisation to promote trade and business between the United Kingdom and the Arab Republic of Egypt.

European Business Council for Africa and the Mediterranean
Federation of European organisations supporting trade and investment in Africa.

Middle East Association
UK-based organisation promoting commercial engagement with the Middle East and North Africa.

Other organisations

Invest in Africa
Platform set up by a group of international companies working in partnership to share knowledge and best practice on doing business in Africa.

Embassies and consulates

Articles and books in the Library collection

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