The textiles and clothing sector plays a very important role in the Egyptian economy. In 2010 it was the single largest contributor to Egypt’s manufacturing GDP, accounting for 31% of the total and employing 35% of the entire industrial workforce. Egyptian governments have therefore traditionally been very accommodating toward this active and highly export-oriented industry, offering it numerous incentives and concessions. Textile and clothing manufacturers are able to take advantage of a number of Free Economic Zones. Arafa Holding has facilities in the following Free Zones:
- 10th of Ramadan City
- 6th of October
- Port Said
- Beni Sueif
These free-zones allow Arafa Holding to benefit from a number of advantages, including flexibility on the logistics, shipments and lead times.