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Egypt courts Chinese clothing makers seeking tariff refuge

Investment commitments so far limited despite duty-free access to EU and US

Egyptian manufacturers worry that incoming Chinese clothing factories will take away their share of the local market. (Photo by Ahmed Kamel)

CAIRO -- In the dusty desert between the Egyptian cities of Cairo and Alexandria, workers are putting finishing touches on a sprawling industrial park intended to house almost 600 Chinese textile and apparel factories.

The China-Egypt Mankai Textile Park in Sadat City would potentially give Chinese companies a base from which to export clothes duty-free into the U.S. and EU, an attractive prospect given rising American tariffs on Chinese imports and increased domestic production costs.

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