After 3 hours of fruitful discussions between Auto dealers, manufacturers in Egypt and Quality and Standards Organization and the Chamber of Industry and Engineering under the chairmanship of Mr.Farid El Tobgui. The discussions had a successful result it not only showed the real team spirit with the competitors in the Egyptian market, but also they were all cooperating for the sake of the Egyptian auto market from one side and for the sake of the safety of the Egyptian Citizen and clean environment on another side in a session that revealed the reality of the situation in the Egyptian auto trade and manufacturing market, the session timing was critical such that it was organized before the application of Engineer Rasheed Mohamed Rasheed by 12 days, where it was confirmed the effective application to be on 2nd of August. Both the manufacturers and importers stated their questions to the board who included Dr.Eng.Ahmed Fikry Abdelwahab,Engineer Hany Barakat, Mr.Farid El Tobgui and Engineer Amr Assal.
The Symposium was organized by Engineer Ahmed El Khadem. And the most imported of what stated that the rest of the specifications of total 117 will be applied in a timed schedule where many meetings will be held with the auto manufacturers and dealers to put the mechanism of the decision application concerning the specifications, the most important documents that must be submitted in the cars entrance is the (I Mark) and those who don’t have that document are 70 labs for cars and components technical examination around the world, and those we have our labs where the results are shown in 9 to 15 days and the total expense for the local examination is much less expensive from outside, Dr.Hany Barakat also confirmed in his answers to the questions in the symposium that the main concern is the safety of the Egyptian Citizen as its not normal to have the car accidents the main death purpose for the Egyptian citizens in Egypt and the organization is now preparing the standard measures for the roads, service centers and driving license to regain the Global prestige for the Egyptian driving license. And then 9 companies have stated their experience in applying the decision in details through the symposium.
The Symposium started by the presentation of Engineer Ahmed El Khadem to the board and followed by a short speech started by Mr.Farid El Tobgui Chairman of Chamber of Engineering Industry who confirmed that the chamber as always wanted and demanded the application of the specifications specially for cars and that its applying will have an effective role in the Egyptian market, and he stated that he hoped to continue applying the rest of the items without any complications. Also Dr.Ahmed Fikry confirmed in his speech that these specification will have a positive effect on both the citizen and the consumer as the accidents happened due to car accidents were a major danger in Egypt and reconsidering the specification will decrease accidents. On the same hand Dr.Hany Barakat confirmed to start together a Safety Egyptian Street revolution, where an intense exercise to study the future of the Egyptian market started since march 2009 with the cooperation of the Export Council and Industry and Transportation division, and its main purpose was that Egypt deserves a better and more distinguished rank, and also the Egyptian citizen deserves a high Global quality standard of products. And he confirmed in his speech that he gave grace period for the control and audit organizations and he developed the specifications and quality labs and also Chemistry division. And he said that he will open a way for the private sector labs and he raised the case of voluntary audit and control which is carried out by those who will help the matrix in applying the standards and quality and safety for the specifications. He added that 85% of the companies in the market are ready to apply the specifications and the rest are trying to manage their situation and he hope they will be ready in the stated period. Then the companies started illustrating the working matrix and how the contained the minister of industry and trade decision and the communication and cooperation happened with the mother companies to apply the specifications concerning cars.