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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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Quality products guarantee hard currency earning

Published on November 24, 2016
The Ethiopian Conformity Assessment Enterprise said it has been working to increase quality goods and services competitive at local and international markets as it marked World Quality Day for the 5th time yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, Enterprise Director General Teshale Belihu said the enterprise has been providing various testing, inspection and certification services to upgrade the quality of institutions and their production procedure. He said that if the nation lagged behind maintaining the quality of products, it is very likely to affect hard currency earning. Read more. Source | Ethiopian Herald
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Institute striving to improve hides, skin quality

Published on November 24, 2016
The Leather Industry Development Institute said it would give due attention to improve the quality of leather products and the performance of the sector through utilizing advanced technology. The institute is tanning hides and skin applying Chromium Sulphate, Indian technology, to increase quality. At a consultative meeting here yesterday, Institute Corporate Communication Director Berhanu Serjabo said the institute works in collaboration with higher learning institutions which provide training in leather sector to reduce shortage of skilled manpower. The institute started engaging graduates from the leather sector to work in factories, he added. About 26.1 million USD has been earned from the export of hides and skin in the first quarter of this fiscal year though the target was 53.2 million USD , he said. Read more. Source | Ethiopian Herald
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Boosting technology for impressive manufacturing growth

Published on November 01, 2016
Manufacturing is instrumental for the development of the national economy. The nation has registered impressive growth from export market in the past few years. Looking from a closer, the structure of exports constituted leather and leather products, food and textiles and other industrial exports. Export earnings generated from the sector have been able to meet about half of the sector's foreign exchange requirements. At the same time, manufacturing industry employs only 0.5 per cent of the labor force, while the textile and food industries accounts over 60 per cent of the manufacturing employment. To further strengthen the sector, there has a need to develop the human power acquiring skilled and semi-skilled labor force. Hence, executive personnel such as managers, production supervisors, various disciplines in engineering, should take priority. Read more. Source | Ethiopian Herald
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Blind students set sights on leather technology

Published on October 18, 2016
The World Health Organisation (WHO) data shows that there are more than 39 million blind people worldwide. Up to 224,000 of them are Kenyans. Somewhere in Machakos, 10 of these individuals have a story of focus and achievement to tell despite the disability. The 10 are entrepreneurs making leather items, but which skill has also given them a strong step onto the global arena, touring countries like the United States, Zambia and Ethiopia for trade exhibitions sponsored by the government. Read more. Source | Business Daily
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Global sourcing companies seek to utilize sourcing opportunities in Africa

Published on October 07, 2016
On October 3, global textile trade show organizer Messe Frankfurt signed a partnership with Trade Fairs Group the official organizer of Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week. This partnership will see Messe Frankfurt host its Texworld, Apparel Sourcing and Texprocess exhibitions to East Africa for the first time as part of the Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week (ASFW) in 2017. Africa’s biggest textile trade fair, the Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week, is continuing to grow. By collaborating with Messe Frankfurt, this positive development will be accelerated. For us, this partnership marks the start of our textile trade fair activities on an exceptionally interesting continent that is becoming more and more important for the textile industry and whose players will come increasingly to prominence." said Mr. Olaf Schmidt, Vice President of Textiles and Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt pictured above.
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Ethiopia attracting billions from investors in the manufacturing sector, say participants of agro-industry investment forum

Published on October 06, 2016
Ethiopia has become a magnet for a range of investors in the country’s manufacturing sector, attracting billions of dollars in the last years. This was emphasized today by LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). “With foreign direct investment flows to the country amounting to over USD 2 billion in 2015 alone, Ethiopia is becoming a hot spot for investors, especially in textiles and garments,” said Li, who spoke at the First International Agro-Industry Investment Forum  that opened in the capital, Addis Ababa. Read more. Source | UNIDO
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Messe Frankfurt Launching Textile Show in Ethiopia

Published on October 05, 2016
With more and more apparel companies sourcing garments from Ethiopia, including H&M and PVH Corp., trade show organizer Messe Frankfurt has decided to expand its event portfolio to encompass East Africa. Texworld, Apparel Sourcing and Texprocess will each debut at Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week (ASFW) in Ethiopia in 2017, as part of an agreement Messe Frankfurt recently reached with Trade and Fairs East Africa. This marks Messe’s first foray into the African textile industry. “Due to increased wages and growing domestic demand within Asia, as well as the AGOA (African Growth and Opportunity Act) agreement between Africa and the USA, the African continent is becoming ever more important for textile production,” said Skander Negasi, managing director of Trade and Fairs East Africa, noting that Kenya and Ethiopia are playing a leading role in this. “Africa’s biggest textile trade fair, the Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week, is continuing to grow. By collaborating with Messe Frankfurt and its Texpertise Network, this positive development will be accelerated.” Read more. Source | Sourcing Journal
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Textile Factories, Designers to Converge at Fashion Week

Published on October 05, 2016
The Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week (ASFW) is finalising preparations to organise an exhibition for cotton and textile industry players from October 4-7, 2017, at the Millennium Hall, in Addis Abeba. Over 250 leading companies and exporters from Africa, Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East will present their products and innovations. The exhibiting companies represent 25 countries, including Ethiopia, South Africa, Japan, China and Turkey. Fassil Tadesse, ASFW’s CEO said, Textile and garment factories serve as a bridge for the country’s industrial development. The textile industry is a massive source of employment. Read more. Source | Addis Fortune
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