Pork products were fairly prevalent in Egypt before April 30th, 2009 when some 250,000 pigs were killed due to fears of a "swine flu" pandemic. At the time even UN WHO stated the actions taken to cull all the pigs was a mistake. Even calling the flu strain "Swine Flu", created by WHO proved to be a big error. However, history shows the pigs disappeared as well as any imports. Here is link to history.
Seems time heals, and some local pork products started to be available some months back, but at exorbitant prices. A new start up company GETCO STAR, of German Origin, has now been established in Maadi, Digla area. All products are imported, and I understand to obtain import licensing plus Health Ministry approvals was no easy feat.
I wish them all the good fortune and look forward to my crispy streak bacon with poached eggs on toast. Yummy !