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The collection of 2.2 billion pounds in taxes and fees at Sokhna customs last May

Dr. Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, reviewed the efforts made by customs officials to overcome obstacles and facilitate customs procedures for the business community. Which contributes to improving the performance of work in customs administrations, and reducing the time of customs release, in a way that helps meet the needs of the local market and stabilize prices.

The Minister received a report from El-Shahat Ghaturi, Head of the Customs Authority, in which he indicated that 5,559 customs certificates included in the final import at Sokhna Customs were released for various types of strategic goods and general merchandise such as: “wheat, sugar, legumes, corn, and air conditioning components, refrigerators, fans, fabrics, wood, threads, mobile phone accessories, women’s accessories, children’s toys, and car parts” during the month of May.


The report added that the total taxes and customs fees collected on the import certificates at Sokhna customs amounted to 508 million and 675 thousand pounds, while the total value-added taxes and other fees collected from these certificates amounted to about one billion and 720 million and 281 thousand pounds.


The report indicated that the General Administration of Sokhna Customs issued included 1,316 customs declarations during the month of May, most of their types: “aluminum, zinc, marble, textiles, sand, phosphate, fiberglass, and foodstuffs”, with a total value of one billion and 708 million. And 383 thousand pounds, while the export fees collected amounted to about 3 million and 990 thousand pounds.


The report indicated that the total collected taxes and customs duties, and other taxes and fees collected at Sokhna customs, during the month of May amounted to about 2,228 million and 957 thousand pounds.