Unicorn for Import and Export
New Borg el Arab City, 2nd Industrial Zone Block 14 No. 13, Alexandria, Egypt
Initial contact with the supplier:
Type of product(s) being purchased:
frozen chicken feet
Value of the Purchase Order when the incident occurred:
100,000 to 1,000,000 USD
Destination market of order in question:
Type of Complaint(s):
Stage of relationship with the supplier at the time of the incident:
It has been a total disaster. We have paid the person advance. He breached contract and sold goods to other parties and told us he had to stop the contract due to personal financial issues. We flew over to Egypt to meet him to make an agreement for him to pay by installment but he failed to comply with the agreement and did not make any payment. Last year we went back to Egypt to demand for our money and eventually he paid us 8,000 USD. He promised us that he was completing a building project and within a few weeks he will pay us back the rest of the money which stands at 129,415 USD. He has not made any payments and now he is telling us that the boss with the building project has cheated him and has no money to pay him in order to pay us back.
Never do any business in Egypt. They do not comply with contracts and they will treat you like a best friend and in the end they will cheat you. In general they are a nightmare to do business with, so our advice is stay away of business with small companies and one man outfit.