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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Ethiopia. Addis Ababa.

  1. Introduction to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (East Africa);
  2. Ethiopian Economy;
  3. International Trade of Ethiopia;
  4. Case Study:
    1. Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi;
    2. Mimi Alemayehou;
    3. Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation;
    4. ZTE Group (China) in Ethiopia.
  5. Business Opportunities in Ethiopia:
    1. Coffee;
    2. Cotton;
    3. Textile;
    4. Leather;
    5. Horticulture;
    6. Mining;
    7. Tourism.
  6. Foreign Direct Investment in Ethiopia;
  7. Access to the Ethiopian Market;
  8. Business Plan for Ethiopia.

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Ethiopian Economy and Global Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia;
  3. To explore the Ethiopian trade relations with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Ethiopian Trade Agreements;
  5. To examine the profile of Ethiopian businesspeople and companies;
  6. To develop a business plan for the Ethiopian Market.

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The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Ethiopia” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

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  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Ethiopia”: 3 ECTS Credits;
  2. Duration: three weeks.

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Ethiopian Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

  1. Ethiopia and the East African Economic Area;
  2. COMESA;
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement;
  4. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD);
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA);
  6. Nile Basin Initiative (NBI);
  7. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) (preferential access to The United States Market);
  8. BADEA;
  9. Ethiopia and the European Union
    1. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP);
    2. Africa-EU Strategic Partnership.
  10. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) - Guest Member.

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  1. WTO (in process of accession);
  2. WCO
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention.
  3. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention);
  4. Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM / IATA);
  5. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC);
  6. Chicago Convention (ICAO);
  7. International Maritime Organization (IMO);
  8. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN) - not a member.

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African Trade and Economic Organizations:

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA);
  2. African Union (AU)
    1. AU Convention on Combating Corruption;
    2. AUDA-NEPAD.
  3. African Development Bank (AfDB);
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership;
  5. Africa-Korea Partnership;
  6. Africa-BRICS;
  7. Africa-Turkey Partnership;
  8. Africa-Japan Cooperation;
  9. Africa-South America Summit;
  10. China-Africa Cooperation;
  11. Africa-India Cooperation;
  12. Afro-Arab Cooperation;
  13. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA).

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  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. WIPO.
  2. WB;
  3. WTO;
  4. IMF.

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Ethiopia is a Landlocked country.

  1. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is advantageously situated in the Horn of Africa;
  2. Ethiopia is one of the oldest nations in the World;
  3. The Kingdom of Aksum (Ethiopia and Eritrea) was one of the first Christian countries in the World, having officially adopted Christianity as the state religion in the 4th century;
  4. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is one of the largest regional markets in Africa with 105 million people (84% of the population lives in the rural areas);
  5. The main Ethiopian ethnic groups are Oromo and Amhara;
  6. Amharic is the official working language;
  7. Capital of Ethiopia: Addis Ababa;
  8. The largest Ethiopian cities are Addis Ababa, Adama, Mek'ele, Awasa, Dessie, Dire Dawa;
  9. The borders of Ethiopia are Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Eritrea, South Sudan, and Sudan;
  10. Area of Ethiopia: 1,127,127 square kilometers;
  11. Abolition of Slavery in Ethiopia: 1924.

More information about Ethiopia (EENI African Business Portal).

Religions in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia:

  1. Orthodox Christian (63% of the population);
  2. Sunni Islam (34%)
    1. The Islamic courts have jurisdiction in cases of marriage, divorce, minor guardianship (only if both parties are Muslims).
  3. African Traditional Religions.

Ethiopia belongs to the East African Economic Area (African Civilization).

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Ethiopian Economy:

  1. Ethiopia is an African frontier market;
  2. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is richly gifted with immense human resources, arable land, and natural resources (gold, platinum, marble, tantalite, copper, potash, soda ash, zinc, nickel, iron, and natural gas; much of it yet to be exploited);
  3. Ethiopia is a fast growing market;
  4. Ethiopia is one of the Leading African economies;
  5. Ethiopian economy remains firmly dependent on agriculture (50% of the gross domestic product);
  6. Coffee exports account for 65% of the foreign exchange earnings of Ethiopia (processed hides and skins are the second);
  7. Ethiopia is the second largest African maize producer;
  8. The main economic activities in Addis Ababa are steel products leather products, textiles, cement, tires, blankets, food, and beverages.

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Ethiopia.

  1. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has untapped resources and a friendly foreign direct investment code;
  2. The main opportunities for investment are cut flower, garment, and meat processing;
  3. The Ethiopian Investment Agency is the governmental body responsible for promoting the foreign direct investment in Ethiopia.

The Ethiopian Telecommunications corporation provides a world-class telecommunications services including the basic telephony, mobile and the Internet. The company is the sole telecommunication service provider in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

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