Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
22 November 2022
Egypt Hosts UPU ORE Workshop for Arab Region

Egypt, represented by Egypt Post, is hosting a workshop within the Operational Readiness for Ecommerce (ORE) project in the Arab region, of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). The workshop is organized by UPU International Bureau (IB) on November 20-22 at the National Training Academy (NTA).
Hosting the workshop reflects Egypt Post’s ongoing efforts to work in line with UPU Strategy, the objectives of which include building the skills of designated postal operators (DOs). Egypt Post is also keen on supporting IB regional events and activities, which are aimed at fulfilling Abidjan Postal Strategy and Business Plan 2021–2025, which was adopted during the 27th Universal Postal Congress in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
The ORE project in the Arab region lasts during the 2022–2025 cycle. The purpose of the project is to help DOs meet operational readiness targets for e-commerce within five focus areas: minimum operational requirements, visibility, data quality, supply chain integration, and end-to-end reliability.
ORE workshops are joined by the World Customs Organization (WCO) Secretariat to present countries’ guidelines to work towards a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between customs authorities and postal operators to facilitate parcel exchange. The workshops are also attended by international experts in transport, customs, e-commerce, compliance, and postal security, as well as 39 trainees from 12 Arab countries: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Algeria, Palestine, Mauritania, Sudan, Jordan, Oman, Libya, Tunisia and Lebanon.
The workshop is in line with UPU Strategy. Objectives of the Strategy include promoting effective cooperation in ensuring operational readiness of Posts for e-commerce, improving the quality of postal services, fulfilling the needs of online shoppers and e-commerce platforms, and supporting small manufacturers such as owners of micro and small enterprises, by providing affordable high-quality shipping services, helping them access global markets.
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