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Law No. 188 of 2020, regulating contracts for public authorities.

On October 11th, 2020, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi promulgated Law No. 188 of 2020, regulating Contracts of Public authorities.

Under this law, the public authorities of the State may not enter into any contracts with those whom a final judgment has been made against them in person or their capacity as a legal representative for offenses of customs or tax evasion unless they have been rehabilitated.

The law aims to deter evaders from performing taxes and customs fees whereby the administrative authorities are not allowed to deal with them.

Moreover, this law is a legislative move, as it is consistent with the current state strategy after June 30, 2013, since it creates a society that combat corruption, restore a culture of justice, transparency, fairness, loyalty, protect public money and administrative authorities from corruption. Also monitor and track the proceeds of criminal acts and persons who have been permanently convicted in cases of assaulting public money, where they will not be able to deal with the state agencies in any contracts.

In our view, this law avoids the shortcomings of the previous law and affirms the state’s full commitment to combat corruption through coordination between all government agencies. Also, ensuring the unity and uniformity of anti-corruption implementation and focus on the governance principle that the government should apply in the principles of transparency, integrity, accountability, and effective procedures for tracking spoilers.

Written By

Maryam Iraq – Attorney At Law

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