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Egypt

Egypt

Primary Sources

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  • Decree No. 109 of 2005 Issuing the Executive Directive of Law No. 15/2004 on E-signature and Establishment of the Information Technology Industry Development Authority (ITIDA) (2005)
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  • Decree of the Minister of Foreign Trade & Industry no.770 of 2005 Issuing the Executive Regulation to Implement Import and Export Law no.118/1975 as well as Inspection and Control Procedures of Imported and Exported Goods
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  • Law No. 120 of 2008 Establishing Economic Courts (2008)
  • Law No. 131 of 1948 issuing the Civil Code (1949)
  • Law No. 15 of 2004 on E-signature and Establishment of the Information Technology Industry Development Authority (ITIDA) (2004)
  • Law No. 17 of 1999 on Commerce (1999)
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  • Law No. 58 of 1937 Issuing the Penal Code (as amended up to Law No. 95 of 2003) (2003)
  • Law No. 66 of 1963 on Customs Law (as amended up to Law No. 95 of 2005) (2005)
  • Law No. 67 of 2006 on the Consumer Protection (2006)
  • Law No. 82 of 2002 on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (2002)
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  • Prime Ministerial Decree No. 1316 of 2005 Issuing the Executive Regulation of Law No.3 of 2005 on Protection of Competition and Prohibition of Monolistic Practices (2005)
  • Prime Ministerial Decree No. 2202 of 2006 on The Amendment of Some Provisions of the Executive Regulations for Book Three of the Law on The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Issued by Law (82) of 2002 (2006)
  • The Executive Regulations of the Consumer Protection Law (Law No. 67 of 2006) (2006)

Secondary Sources

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