Doing Business in Ethiopia Addis Ababa. Ethiopian economy
- Introduction to Ethiopia.
- Ethiopian economy. Foreign trade.
- Doing business in Addis Ababa.
- Business opportunities: coffee, Cotton, textile, Leather, horticulture, mining, tourism ...
- Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Ethiopia.
- Case study: Ethiopian Telecommunications Corp, ZTE (China), MIDROC.
- Ethiopia's international relations. IGAD, COMESA.
Course learning materials
Courses and Masters
Course East Africa - Master Africa
- Master in International Business for Ethiopian students. (Es): Etiopia
The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is advantageously situated
in the horn of Africa.
- 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)
is one of the oldest nations in the world.
- Ethiopia is member of the
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
- Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), Ethiopia
has preferential access to the United States market.
- Ethiopia is beneficiary of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
(European Union) / Cotonou Agreement
- The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is one of the biggest
regional markets in Africa with 80 million people (84% of the population lives in rural areas).
- Ethiopia is a fast growing market with yearly increase in purchasing power of consumers.
- The Ethiopian economy remains strongly dependent on agriculture
(50% of the
Gross domestic product GDP). Coffee
exports accounts for 65% of
foreign exchange earnings (processed hides and skins are the 2th).
- African Union
(AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
are located in
- Main economic activities in Addis Ababa: steel products; leather products, textiles, cement, tires, blankets,
food and beverages.
Example of the course doing business in Ethiopia:
The Ethiopian Investment Agency (EIA) is the governmental body
responsible for promoting
Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Ethiopia.
Foreign direct investment (FDI).
The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has untapped resources and a
friendly Foreign direct investment (FDI) code. Main opportunities for FDI: cut flower, Garment, meat processing ...
The Ethiopian Telecommunications corporation (ETC) provides world-class
telecommunications services including basic telephony, mobile and Internet. Is the sole telecommunication service provider in
the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
MIDROC Ethiopia is a private Investment Group with 41 companies. The companies are occupied in multifaceted business sectors across
the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. MIDROC Ethiopia
Investment Group is a member of the MIDROC Group Companies owned by the
important global businessman, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi.
Main ethnic groups: Oromo and Amhara. Main religion: Christian (61.7%). Amharic is the official working language.
Borders of Ethiopia: Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya,
Institutions and Agreements Ethiopia:
African Development Bank
New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
Forum Africa China
Forum Africa India
Africa - South America Summit (ASA)