Egyptian Trade and Industry Minister Tariq Kabil has announced that Nigeria has finally agreed to cancel the ban on imports of Egyptian furniture, thanks to various efforts, according to the Egyptian Daily News reported on June 19. Nigeria since 2005 will be included in the ban on imports of goods (25) ranks, the Egyptian furniture exports have a negative impact. Nigeria has a population of 180 million, one of Africa's largest economies, the market prospects are broad, Minister Kabil's appeal to Egyptian furniture manufacturers and exporters to use Nigeria to cancel the ban the favorable opportunity to increase exports to non-furniture.
Furniture is Egypt's main export products, the Egyptian furniture export association data show that 2017 years ago 4 months Egyptian furniture exports reached 107 million US dollars. Egypt is building a furniture city in the northern city of Damietta, which occupies an area of 331 acres, creating 25,000 direct jobs and 40,000 indirect jobs.