Conferences and Workshops

Trade in Services in Egypt: With a Focus on Maritime Transport and Related Logistics Services

Date : 7/1/2007

Speakers : Multiple Speakers

Efficient maritime and related logistics services enhance competitiveness of the economy by reducing transaction costs for traders, promoting exports, providing more business opportunities for producers and jobs for workers, lowering costs of imports for consumers in addition to increasing government revenues as Egypt becomes a regional hub for transshipments. This workshop attempted to:1. Assess the current performance of maritime and related logistics services in Egypt;2. Identify the reasons behind the modest performance of these services; and3. Propose regulatory and policy options to help enhance their efficiency. The workshop will also feature presentations by local and foreign experts on Egypt’s negotiating approach towards trade in services liberalization with a focus on maritime and related logistics services.