The Hub's accomplishments in Ethiopia to Date:  

  • To date the Hub has supported 102 firms and associations to increase their export competitiveness
  • 32 firms and associations have been supported to participate in various trade shows resulting in 204 business linkages
  • Hub facilitated AGOA exports as at June 30 2017 stood at $39,498,864
  • Exports to other market destinations as a result of Hub support are $92,000
  • 765 new full time equivalent (FTE) jobs have been created, 76% of which are for women
  • Facilitated $14,781,00 new private sector investments
  • Facilitated staple food exports worth $130 million
  • Supported 3 firms to attain international export certification standards

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Key global development summit to open in Ethiopia

Published on July 13, 2015
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SITA to strengthen CTA sector in Ethiopia

Published on July 10, 2015
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Ethiopia looks to ports in Kenya , Somaliland and Sudan to increase imports and exports

Published on June 18, 2015
As part of a new national strategy, Ethiopia will begin using ports in Kenya, Somaliland and Sudan in order to increase trade volume. This strategy will decrease Ethiopia’s current policy of relying solely on the Port of Djibouti. In a move supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ethiopia will begin using Mombasa Port in Kenya, Berbera Port in Somaliland, and Port Sudan in Sudan. In addition, Ethiopia will continue to utilize Djibouti port. The use by Ethiopia o f Mombasa Port will serve as an outlet for goods mainly from the southern part of Ethiopia. Using the port and the Mombasa Corridor will also connect Ethiopia to the markets of the East African Community (EAC). Road work is underway in Ethiopia and will connect to Kenya’s fully paved roads leading to Mombasa Port. The approval process is also underway in Kenya to widen the road from four to six lanes from Mariakani to Mombasa. At least some of the Ethiopian goods destined for export markets will make use of the expanding port facilities in Mombasa. Read more. Source | Somalilandpress
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World Bank says Ethiopia's economy to grow 10.5% in the next fiscal year

Published on June 12, 2015
The World Bank said Ethiopia's economy was expected to grow by 9.5% this fiscal year ending in June before accelerating to 10.5% for 2015/16, adding that it expected inflation to remain in single digits during this period, MoFA reported. "If lower oil prices are passed on to consumer in the form of lower fuel prices", Lars Christian Moller, the World Bank's lead economist and program leader for Ethiopia said. "It gives additional disposable income to consumers." Mr. Moller, in an interview with Reuters, said the service and agriculture sectors were likely to drive growth, along with the booming construction sector. Read more. Source:
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Regional Focus on Ethiopia – USAID East Africa Trade Hub Activities

Published on June 01, 2015
Regional Focus on Ethiopia – USAID East Africa Trade Hub Activities. Regional integration is key to fostering development of regional markets and increasing the competitiveness of African products globally. Ethiopia benefits both through direct programs and through our regional initiatives across the East African Community (EAC).
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Ethiopian Coffee Industry Value Chain Analysis

Published on June 01, 2015
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Staple Foods Value Chain Analysis- Country Report -Ethiopia

Published on June 01, 2015
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Ethiopia targets $1bn in textile exports by 2020

Published on May 28, 2015
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