GAFI is an affiliate of the Ministry of Investment (MOI) and the principal government body regulating and facilitating investment in Egypt.
Although the authority retains its traditional regulatory powers, GAFI today is an effective, proactive investment promotion agency with promotion, facilitation, business matchmaking, Egyptian expatriates, events, investor aftercare, and research and market intelligence functions.
To enable and sustain Egypt's economic growth through investment promotion, facilitation, efficient business services and advocacy of investor friendly policies
As Egypt's one-stop shop for investment, GAFI eases the way for global investors looking to harness opportunities presented by Egypt's fast-growing domestic economy and the nation's robust competitive advantages as an export hub for Europe, the Arab world and Africa.
GAFI's investor care officers also ensure that client feedback is channeled into government agencies with a view towards continuously enhancing and reforming Egypt's investment climate. In addition to promoting Egypt's investment opportunities in various sectors, GAFI is launching new initiatives aimed at promoting the investment climate in Egypt including the adoption of new investment regimes.
GAFI work is based on five main pillars:
GAFI is the principal governmental authority concerned with regulating and facilitating investment in Egypt. The promotion of Egypt's potential sectors to attract foreign investment, reinvestments and expansions.
The stimulation of domestic investment.
The development of investment services.
The management of free zones and development of investment zones to accelerate the expansion of competitive strategic clusters.
Institutional development support to entrepreneurship and stimulating the development of innovation.
In order to achieve this, GAFI is committed to building and implementing a quality management system to meet the requirements of international standards ISO 9007 : 2008.