Egypt: Egypt issues new data protection law

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After several years of debate, the Egyptian government has introduced the Republic’s first standalone data protection law, which aims to regulate and protect citizens’ data online. On 15 July 2020, Resolution No. 151 of 2020 (the Law) (available in Arabic here) was published in the Official Gazette. The provisions under the new Law are modeled on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Law adopts similar concepts and definitions. It is hoped that the new Law will help Egypt attract foreign investment by increasing consumer confidence in electronic data processing and setting clear parameters for companies looking to capitalize on the growth of the digital economy.

Egypt: New mandatory license for all entities involved in any importation of food

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What has changedOn 16 July 2020, the Board of Directors of the National Food and Safety Authority ("NFSA") issued a decision No. 6 for 2020 setting rules for regulating the importation of food in Egypt (the "Decision"). Before the issuance of this Decision, imported food was subject to the general standard requirements of importation license. However, this Decision prohibited any food facility or food importer, whether a natural person or a company to undertake any activity of food importation without obtaining the prior license from the NFSA.

Egypt: New mandatory license for all entities involved in any importation of food

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What has changedOn 16 July 2020, the Board of Directors of the National Food and Safety Authority ("NFSA") issued a decision No. 6 for 2020 setting rules for regulating the importation of food in Egypt (the "Decision"). Before the issuance of this Decision, imported food was subject to the general standard requirements of importation license. However, this Decision prohibited any food facility or food importer, whether a natural person or a company to undertake any activity of food importation without obtaining the prior license from the NFSA.

Disclosure of Ultimate Beneficial Ownership now Required in Egypt

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What's changedA new compliance requirement is now imposed on companies doing business in Egypt, entailing disclosing the ultimate beneficial ownership (UBO) of any entity....

Coronavirus: A Quick Guide for Employers in EMEA

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Baker McKenzie's EMEA Employment and Compensation Team is pleased to provide you with this quick guide for employers, dealing with 11 of the most...

Egypt: Compulsory Licensing – A Potential Remedy for Anticompetitive Practices

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What's changedThe Egyptian Prime Minister has established a ministerial committee under the Intellectual Property Law No. 82/2002 ("IP Law") for compulsory licensing. The compulsory...

Investment in Education in Egypt: New Regulations

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Private sector investments in the education industry in Egypt are of paramount importance. Over the past decade, we have witnessed a steady increase in...

EMEA Healthcare Newsletter, October 2019

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Read publication Welcome to the October 2019 edition of our newsletter.The EMEA Healthcare Industry Group Newsletter is your regular digest of legal developments affecting the...

African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement

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The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) came into force on 30 May 2019. In April 2019, Gambia ratified the agreement, bringing the...

Global Legal Guide for Luxury & Fashion Companies

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Despite geopolitical shifts, uncertainty and various factors that seem to affect numerous sectors, the global luxury and fashion industry has tripled in the last...
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