Industrial competitiveness

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SME development


Project Contact

Konrad Nierubiec

Head of Funded Markets




27 Months


Team Size



The overall objective is to assist the Ministry of Industry Trade and Small & Medium Enterprises, relevant agencies and the private sector in the implementation and execution of key policy reforms, in particular in the field of quality infrastructure and industrial development, in order to sustain economic development and Egypt’s further integration into the global and regional economy.

– Aligning the quality infrastructure bodies to international standards and harmonizing the technical regulations in Egypt with a view to reach the technical eligibility for opening the EU-Egypt Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products (ACAA) negotiations with the EU;
– Fostering exports of Egyptian industrial products to the EU market, while at the same time improving the domestic market conditions;
– Supporting the capacities of the Ministry’s relevant agencies and private sector;
– Establishing a proper regulatory environment for the initiation of negotiation on ACAA, including National Quality Policy, horizontal legislation, sector legislation, conformity assessment and market surveillance strategy.