Europe will soon discover the delicious fruit and vegetables Ethiopia has to offer! On 22nd August, Ethiopia carried out its first export of avocados by train from Modjo Dry Port, under a pilot project forming part of the National Cool Logistics Network. The 24-tonne refrigerated consignment was produced by dozens of farmers in the Koga area, south of Bahir Dar.
28 Aug 2020
Ethiopia exports first avocados by train
The Ethiopian Communications Authority received 12 bids for two telecom licences following the announcement of plans to liberalise the economy and allow foreign and private investors into key state-owned companies. Of the 12 submissions, nine are telecom operators, two are non-telecom operators and one was incomplete.
29 Jun 2020
Ethiopia receives 12 bids for telecom licences
Following Prime Minister Abiy’s announcement of plans to liberalise the economy and allow foreign and private investors into key state-owned companies, the Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) is proceeding with plans to privatise the telecoms sector, after delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
25 May 2020
Ethiopia to issue two telecom licences
Ethiopia resumed its World Trade Organization (WTO) membership accession negotiations at the 4th meeting of the Working Party held on 30th January. Mr Mamo Mihretu, chief trade negotiator, led a high-level government delegation in what was the first meeting of the working party in almost eight years.
5 Feb 2020
Ethiopia resumes WTO accession negotiations
At the first-ever UK-Africa Investment Summit, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke invited UK businesses to invest in Ethiopia. Hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Summit brought together leaders from 21 African countries, business leaders, institutional investors, international organisations and civil society.
21 Jan 2020
Ethiopia at the UK-Africa Summit in London
Speech by H.E. Mr Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia at the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit in London.
20 Jan 2020
Speech by H.E. Mr Demeke Mekonnen at the UK-Africa Investment Summit
The first edition of ITME-AFRICA 2020 - International Textile and Machinery Exhibition - will take place on 14 - 16 February 2020 in Addis Ababa, offering sourcing solutions, joint ventures, and investment opportunities not only to Ethiopia but to all of Africa.
13 Jan 2020
ITME Africa 2020
13 Jan 2020
24th Addis Chamber International Trade Fair
The Addis Chamber International Trade Fair, Ethiopia's only International Business-to-Business Exhibition with a focus on industrial, agricultural and services sectors, will be organizing its 24th Trade Fair from 20 - 26 February under the theme: AfCFTA: New Opportunities to Boost Export Performance in Ethiopia.