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Welcome to the U.S. Commercial Service Egypt

The U.S. Commercial Service in Egypt is committed to advancing the goals of the National Export Initiative, which aims to create more and better paying jobs and enhance the U.S. economic recovery through the doubling of U.S. exports in five years.  Egypt is the fourth largest export market for U.S. products and services in the Middle East. Globally, Egypt is the 33rd largest export market for the U.S. The U.S. continues to be Egypt’s largest trading partner and second largest investor. Roughly two-thirds of total U.S. investment is in the oil and gas sector, but also includes investment in areas such as consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, automobile production, and financial services. Egypt is a significant importer of American agricultural commodities, machinery, and equipment.

The U.S. Commercial Service promotes the export of U.S. goods and services and protects U.S. business interests in Egypt. Our expert staff of Commercial Officers and Industry Specialists provide trade counseling, market intelligence, Egypt trade contacts, and access to trade promotion opportunities and trade advocacy. Our Commercial Service Egypt team has identified major projects and opportunities in the following priority industry sectors for U.S. exports to Egypt: Architecture/Construction/Engineering Services, Education/Training Services, electrical Power Systems, Medical Equipment, Port Shipbuilding Equipment, Renewable Energy Equipment, Security and Safety Equipment, Telecommunications Equipment and Water Equipment Resources and Service.  Over the last year, CS Egypt’s trade experts generated over USD 800 million of US exports to Egypt.

to learn more about lucrative opportunities in the Egyptian market for your company and our trade experts will be happy to counsel you about upcoming opportunities and trade shows in Egypt and upcoming Egyptian buyer delegations to trade shows in the United States.


The National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce

cordially invites you to participate in 

Direct Line - Oman: 

Opportunities Offered by Takamul's Upcoming Projects


Ambassador Greta Holtz

U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman

with special guests

Faris Al-Farsi

Director General of Investment Promotion, PAIPED

Nabeel Ghassani

Chief Executive Officer, Takamul

David Hamod

President & CEO, National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce


Ambassador Greta Holtz and Takamul decision-makers will share plans for major upcoming projects in various sectors, including Q&A.  Takamul is working on a list of petrochemical greenfield projects in the magnitude of $300M - $1BN. Takamul is particularly interested in seeking American partners for developing Polypropylene, Methanol, Benzene and other petrochemical downstream projects, along with Steel, Copper, and Aluminum value-adding projects. While Takamul's focus is on local joint ventures, the company can invest outside the Sultanate if an opportunity directly complements a project here in Oman. Beyond investment partnerships, cooperation with Takamul can include selling equipment, technology, and consulting and engineering services.


Background: Takamul is leading Oman's economic diversification shift in favor of downstream "value-adding industries" such as petrochemicals, metals, minerals and industrial services. Takamul Investment Company, the industrial downstream arm of Oman Oil Company (OOC, the main government energy-related investment vehicle), executes both greenfield and brownfield projects ranging from a few million dollars up to a billion dollars. A sampling of approved projects include: industrial gases, sulfur fertilizer, steel wire, chemical blending, aluminum rolling mill, ferrochrome; and centralized utilities and maintenance. The company, which invests throughout Oman, has historically focused on the industrial area and free zone adjacent to the strategic port of Sohar.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

11:00 am EST (1900 Muscat Time)

Click HERE to register.

For more information, click HERE.



Discover Global Markets: Africa, Middle East & India

At Discover Global Markets: Africa & Middle East you will learn about opportunities in those regions from the U.S. Commercial Service Senior Commercial Officers. During Discover Global Markets: Africa and Middle East, attendees will learn how the U.S. Commercial Service and its public and private sector partners help U.S. exporters:

  • Identify and gain access to new export markets and opportunities
  • Obtain the resources necessary to succeed in foreign markets
  • Leverage government contacts and resources to compete successfully


Main Figures 2011
  • Population: 82 Million
  • Remittances: $4.6 billion (4Q11)
  • 2011 Net FDI: $2.2 billion
  • GDP per capita: $5,994
  • 2012 GDP Growth: 1.6%
  • U.S.- Egypt Bilateral Trade: $8.2 billion
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