Traders' charter of honor Between the Chamber of Commerce in Cairo and the traders of the capital

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• The contemporary trade witnesses a rapid development at the international and local levels; types of


trade have appeared to control this technical and technological progress.



• And due to fundamental shifts in the principles, methods and commercial laws, whether at the national


or global level.



• And because of the major role played by trade in a broad sense to support the national economy and


serve the Egyptian man and society.



• Since it was noted that some traders are paying attention of material and commercial gain under this


development without considering the means - and where our tolerant religion had urged to gain, but in


the legal framework.



• And as the traders should have specific morality and ethics which they should characterized by from all


other, so there is a legitimate controls should be displayed by the trader and to make them a guiding light


in his business life.


• emanating from the chamber`s understanding that its essential duty is to regulate the traders and


protecting the values and ideas related to it as an honest job for the greater good of the entire country.



. That in addition to the protection of the economic, commercial and industrial interests of Egypt.



. also taking the required care of the traders and their families and offering legal and economic advice, as


wellas offering social assistance in any which form , and thus the chamber has taken it upon itself to


enact this charter.


The Charter



• Egyptian traders take pride in being part of one of the oldest, most respected occupations.



. an occupation originating at the dawn of time, built on strong ideals, inspired by religion and ethics that


humanity has acquired from religions, becoming the general frame  regulating the honest trade in Egypt


and the world, the occupation carrying the label : " honesty and honor - - - - truth and honest profit ."



. And so that such noble values and principles can be sustained as the core of trade in Egypt.



. And in order for the forementioned values and customary traditions to withstand unethical waves


coming upon Egypt.


.the traders and merchants of Egypt agreed and accepted to oblige by what follows:



• First: towards the citizens:


1 – The commitment to truth and honesty in his business and in accordance with the laws.


2 – The tolerance and compassion when buying and selling.


3 - Refrains from exercise cheating or fraud to the citizens.


4 - Not to exaggerate in prices and profit margins.

5 - Not to monopolizes goods or take advantage of crisis or fabricate them.


6 - Avoiding speculating in the markets.


7 - Taking care of the rights of consumers, this was shortened in rights of (listen - Science - Justice


- choice - Transparency - the Secretariat).


8 - Commitment to give citizens an invoice proving the price of the goods or service that the consumer


has paid.



9 - The trader is to put on the facade of his shop and in all correspondence and publications relating to


his trade, his trade name, the name of Commercial Register office registered at the registration number.



Second: towards his colleagues:


1 - Abides by rules of fair competition and promotes a spirit of cooperation with his colleagues' traders.


2 - To fulfill his financial and contractual obligations with his colleagues, banks and financial institutions,


without procrastination.


3 - Be taken into account, when prompted for his rights at his colleagues, the facilitation and


non-exploitation and injustice (the perception of concessionary).


4 - The Secretariat and non-aggression on the trademarks or on the trade names of others or on their


patents or industrial secrets, which they have the right to invest them.


Third: towards the community:


1 - Business bookkeeping to prove the details of the different types of business processes, and not to


manipulate them.


2 - Not to rumor or promote to rumors that will cause the instability and economic and social security of


the country.


3 - Not to offend the religions.


4 - Commitment to the vision and strategy of the country in the field of development and management of


the national economy.



5 - Commitment to the order and public morals.



6 - Commitment to disclose his activities and work as advertised and in the legitimate frameworks of


the trade.


7 - Not to exploit his political position or his contacts with officials to achieve financial interests or


objectives unlawfully.


8 - Abiding by the trading rules, regulations, systems, habits and practices that govern commercial activity


and the agreements between contractors.



9 - The initiative to pay the rights of the public treasury of taxes and duties without delay and not to evade


or smuggle.



10 - Not to exploit the road by any means, whether by occupancy or throwing the wastes in the road ... etc.



11- Not trafficking in goods or materials that pose a threat to human health or to the environment.



12 – It may not to do any work marred by corruption, extortion or embezzlement.


13 - Not to accept or pay any bribes or to engage in any other illegal inducements business, whether in


business or government relations.



Controls of practicing the profession:


• Without prejudice to any penalties or criminal, civil or disciplinary sanctions stipulated by applicable


laws and regulations, the contrary of the texts contained in this Charter, the violation of the fundamentalist


rules and applicable customs between traders or any action that affects the fairness of the business or


affects in any form the ideal role that must be done by the trader and trade towards the community shall


be considered a professional breach requiring the accountability in accordance with the applicable


regulations and laws, and shall be dealt with according to the perpetrated contravention and


the Chamber shall place him in the black list and shall make him not to benefit of the services of


the Chamber.




Fourth: towards his labor:



1 – It may not to use child labor lower than 18 years old.


2 - A workplace free of harassment and discrimination should be provided and it may not be


discrimination based on sex, race, color or religion.


3 - A workplace free of human rights violations should be provided, including sexual harassment and


corporal punishment.


4 - Put the wages of workers according to the wage laws in force, including the minimum wage, overtime


hours and the payable benefits.



5 – The rights of workers should be respected as provided for in the laws; in the seriousness of forming


the unions, join or not to join labor unions and the seeking to represent or join the workers' councils.


Workers should be able to communicate openly with management regarding working conditions.




• Fifth: towards the environment, health and safety:



1 - Obey all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and environmental industry rules.



2 - Should get all the required environmental permits and licenses, record all the information,


the commitment to limitations and meet their operational requirements and reporting requirements.



3 - Systems should use to ensure the proper handle, transport, storage, recycling, waste reuse and


management, air emissions and wastewater discharges, that could have a negative impact on human


health, the environment or to be controlled and handled properly before released into the environment.



4 - Systems should be used to prevent any accidental leakage or withdrawal to the environment and to


mitigate its occurrence.



5 - Should conserve natural resources, refrain completely from hazardous materials whenever possible


and reuse or recycle appropriate materials.



6 - To provide a safe and healthy working environment for workers.



7 - To protect workers from excessive exposure to the risks of chemical, biological and physical





8 - Use of programs to prevent any catastrophic leak of chemicals.



9 - To identify cases of emergency in the workplace and mitigate its impact.



10 - The Secretariat information is to provide, relating to dangerous substances, including catalytic


pharmaceutical compounds and materials to educate workers and protect them from risk.



11 - To encourage their employees to report any violation or illegal activities in the workplace without fear


of reprisal.