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Ethiopia

Animated-Flag-Ethiopia.gifThe 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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Africa’s biggest trade event comes to Addis

Published on October 04, 2017
Africa’s leading and most high end exhibition and conference on cotton, textile, apparel, technology and footwear industry, wholesale, retail, boutique stores and the hospitality industry will be undertaken in Addis Ababa from October 3-6, 2017. The event organized by Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week (ASFW) and Messe Frankfurt Exhibition will attract companies which represent 25 countries and about 3,500 high end trade buyers from around the world, indicates Eskindir Negasi, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition representative. Read more. Source | Ethiopian Herald
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Africa's main textile, apparel trade show kicks off in Ethiopia

Published on October 04, 2017
Africa's main trade show for cotton, textile, apparel, home and technology industries kicked off in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa on Tuesday. The African Sourcing and Fashion Week, which will last toward Friday, has gathered some 230 international producers and exporters from 25 countries, the organizers Trade and Fairs East Africa and Messe Frankfurt indicated Tuesday. Among the variety of products showcased at the trade show include apparel fabrics, leather goods, fashion and fashionable accessories. Home and household textile providers are also among exhibitors as part of the event. Read more. Source | Xinhua News
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Quality policy to improve export trade

Published on September 27, 2017
The nation is supposed to formulate a Quality Policy to improve its export trade said Yibeltal Assefa, Director of Trade Information Management Center at the Ministry of Trade. Despite the fact that Ethiopia has three governmental institutions that tests, certifies, and accredits industrial products and services, the nation has been leading its export market without having quality policy framework so far,he said approached by The Ethiopian Herald. Read more. Source | Ethiopian Herald 
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Africa integration committee set to meet in Addis Ababa

Published on September 20, 2017
The 10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration (CRCI10) will be held in Addis Ababa from October 31 to November 2, 2017 under the theme ‘Implementation of the Continental Free Trade Area and Shared Gains’. The meeting will be held back-to-back with Expert Group Meetings that will review and discuss a number of crucial publications on various themes, including policy options for boosting intra-African investment through regional harmonization of investment policies and treaties; how the promotion of Africa’s industrialization can be strengthened through infrastructure development and smart industrialization through trade in the context of Africa’s transformation. Read more. Source | New Business Ethiopia
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Addressing quality gaps to boost agricultural export

Published on August 14, 2017
Ethiopia’s economy is in the realms of a dominant agriculture sector, which displays the diversification of commodities to export for increased revenue but still striving for competitive quality. Ethiopian agriculture remains an important source of economic growth that not only contributes 39 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) but also employs 73 percent of the population. It is also extending its leading role in export performance by contributing over 75 percent of the 2.91 billion USD that the country has secured in the 2016/17 fiscal year. Read more. Source | Ethiopian Herald
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Federation encouraging women entrepreneurs

Published on August 14, 2017
Ethiopian Women Federation is backing women entrepreneurs to expand job opportunities and play due role in nation’s economic growth. Federation Planning, Monitoring and Report Preparation Expert Genet Seyoum tells The Ethiopian Herald that the federation has been working to support women through facilitating training, finance and creating job opportunity. Various training programs have been given to empower women on agri-business, natural resource conservation, animal breeding and bee keeping and basin development among others, she says. Read more. Source | Ethiopian Herald
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Ethiopia seeks new markets to boost horticulture exports

Published on August 08, 2017
Ethiopia is looking to promote its horticulture products in China and different other markets to increase export volumes and revenue, the Horticulture Producers and Exporters Association (EHPEA) has said. The association said various endeavours are already going on to help achieve this goal. Tewodros Zewdie, the EHPEA executive director, told Xinhua on Wednesday that the country’s export performance of the flower sector in the last few years has shown remarkable progress, but the fruits and vegetables sector is not growing that much compared to its potential. Tewodros added that the association is working with the public and private stakeholders to address the challenges related to logistics issues, among others. Read more. Source | New Times
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Ethiopia aims to generate 30 bln USD from textile sector by 2030

Published on July 25, 2017
Ethiopia has a target to generate 30 billion U.S. dollars in foreign exchange earnings from the textile and garment sector by 2030, according to Bogale Feleke, Ethiopian Deputy Minister of Industry. The deputy minister made the remarks while addressing a workshop organized to promote Ethiopia's textile industry sector held in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa on Monday. "We intend to increase our area of cotton production. At present, only 20 percent of the three million hectares are used for cotton production while we aim to increase to around 80 percent," local media FBC quoted Feleke as saying. Read more. Source | Xinhua Net
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