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.
The second International Coffee Event (ICE 20202) will take place in Addis Ababa from 6 - 8 February 2020 under the theme, "Coffee from the Land of Origins". The event will attract international coffee buyers and other stakeholders, making it a great networking opportunity with local farmers and exporters.
8 Jan 2020
International Coffee Event 2020
As part of the Home-Grown Economic Agenda, Ethiopia launched the electronic single window (eSW) project, a one-stop service system that would facilitate ease of doing business in Ethiopia. By creating a paperless environment, the new system will reduce clearance time from 44 days to 13 days and eventually to 3 days.
8 Jan 2020
Electronic Single Window project launched to facilitate ease of doing business
Invest Africa, a leading UK-based business and investment platform, led an investment mission to Ethiopia in December, with the aim of providing delegates an opportunity to engage with key political stakeholders and connect with leading local businesses looking to deepen their relationships with foreign investors.
9 Dec 2019
UK investors explore investment opportunities in Ethiopia