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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