Roundtable Discussions

Impact of Trade Liberalization on Government Revenues in Egypt

Date : 9/8/2004

Speakers : Youssef Ghali, Minister of Finance; Omneia Helmy, ECES; Galal El-Zorba, ECES Vice Chairman

The roundtable discussion aimed to identify whether there is a contradiction between trade liberalization and maintaining government revenues; the potential impact of applying different trade liberalization methods on government revenues; and the optimal method to reconcile the objectives of trade liberalization and maintaining revenues.