Our business guide provides you with information about company creation, self-employment, the prospects in the marketplace and some tips on how to avoid problems.
The business climate in Egypt
The Egyptian economy has come a long way since socialism of the mid-20th century. Since the early 1980s, it has become increasingly easier for foreigners to invest in Egypt. As Egypt’s small to medium enterprise (SME) sector slowly develops, there will be even more opportunities for foreign business ventures.
Egyptian business etiquette
Egyptian business culture places great emphasis on personal relationships. You will find building rapport and personal trust to be crucial elements of any Egyptian business venture.
How to start your business in Egypt
Generally, foreigners form their businesses under either Law of Commerce 17 (1999) or Companies Law No. 151 (1981).
Egyptian labour law
Congratulations! You’ve established your business. Make sure to familiarize yourself with Egyptian labour law before you get yourself into trouble.
Egyptian business taxes
Egyptian law imposes corporate taxes on all joint stock companies, limited liability companies, partnerships limited by shares, foreign companies and branches of foreign companies headquartered abroad.