Since 2012, the FIIAPP has been participating with European institutions in the project for protecting the Egyptian consumer, and modernizing and internationalizing the Egyptian market entitled: “Strengthening of the consumer protection network and improvement of the capacities of the Consumer Protection Agency”. The project in this North African country will be ending on the 15th of March, coinciding with International Consumers' Day.
This project, managed by the FIIAPP jointly with the French and German consumer-protection ministries, has strengthened changes that the Egyptian government has been implementing since 2006 and 2007, the years the Consumer Protection Law and Agency were created. Before then, Egyptian citizens faced numerous problems related to lack of protection against factory defects, fraud, false advertising and lack of information, reasons that demonstrated the need for a project like the one the FIIAPP is now managing.
Since the start of the project in 2012, the consortium developing it has instituted reforms based on European legislation and international best practices, thanks to the collaboration between European states, centred on legal protection, support to consumer-protection organizations and improvement of the functioning of the Consumer Protection Agency, product information and consumer rights. Two years of work financed by the European Commission with a budget of 1,400,00 euros which is concluding on the 15th of March on International Consumers Day.
These activities address all sectors of the Egyptian economy, from agriculture to industry and tourism. As a result, in addition to modernizing its economy, Egypt has seen its access to the European market strengthened and enjoys closer and more reliable trade relations at the international level.