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					GUIDE TO THE ETHIOPIAN TRADE SECTORS

  June 2008




Compiled by:
The Royal Norwegian Embassy
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Ethiopia is strategically        The Ethiopian Government         dominated public sector to
located in the Horn of Africa,   recognizes that the delivery     an open, deregulated and
at the crossroads between        of infrastructural services,     market-based economy. The
Africa, the Middle East and      such as transport (road, rail    main elements of the
Europe. It is situated within    and air), telecommunications     Ethiopian development
easy reach of the Horn’s         and postal services, energy      strategy have been:
major ports which connects it    and water have a long way        (i) maintenance of
with the Middle East and         to go before they meet the       macroeconomic
Europe, which are Ethiopia’s     demand of investors. It is,      Stability
traditional markets for its      therefore, making heavy          (ii) competitive and flexible
export products.                 investment in infrastructure     exchange rates
                                 development through on-          (iii) liberalization of
                                 going power,                     foreign trade
It is a country of great         telecommunications and           (iv) promotion of private
geographical diversity.          road sector development          sector development,
Besides being located with in    programs to relieve supply       decontrol of
the tropics, it also has great   constraints and improve          marketing and privatization
physical, altitudinal and        quality of services.             of state enterprises
climatic variations which                                         (v) the development of
endowed it with fertile soils,   At present, the major export     agriculture and food security,
flora and fauna. A large part    products of Ethiopia include     and
of Ethiopia comprises of high    coffee, livestock products       (vi) increased access to
plateaux and mountain            (Skins & hides, leather, live    basic education and
ranges dissected by fast         animals and meat), oil seeds     health, and to the road
rushing streams that are         and pulses, fruits, vegetables   network.
mainly tributaries of huge       and flowers, textiles, natural
rivers such as the Blue Nile,    gum, spices and mineral          For further information on
Awash, Baro-Akobo, Omo,          products. In addition to the     Ethiopian Investment:
Tekkeze and the Wabe             efforts underway to increase
Sheble.                          the supply and improve the       http://www.ethiomarket.com
                                 quality of these export          /eic/
Ethiopia is a federal republic   products, investments in
of 9 states with capital city    other currently unexploited,     http://www.bds-
Addis Ababa. It is a             higher value-added, export       ethiopia.net/investment.html
landlocked country of more       sectors are highly
than 1,125,000 sq km with        encouraged. Recognizing          http://www.ethemb.se/ee_in
an estimated population of       that large capital investments   vestment.html
well over 75 million             are needed to exploit these
inhabitants out of which 85%     resources, various incentives
live in rural areas and are      are currently provided to
mainly subsistence farmers       encourage foreign
and pastoralists.                investments (including joint
                                 ventures and marketing
Ethiopia can provide             arrangements) so that the
sufficient labour force, which   sector provides meaningful
is competitive in terms of       contribution to the country’s
cost. The cost of labour in      development.
Ethiopia is not only lower
than some Asian nations, but     In the last decade, Ethiopia
also African countries such      has worked tirelessly to
as Tunisia, Mauritius, Kenya,    transform its economy from
etc.                             a closed, highly regulated,
                                 centrally planned and
Coffee Export
Settled agriculture began in     There are four types of          once a year to facilitate the
Ethiopia some 2,000 years        coffee production systems in     coffee bean harvest. Semi-
ago. Since time immemorial,      Ethiopia: forest coffee, semi-   forest coffee accounts for
coffee arabica has been          forest coffee, garden coffee     about 35 percent of
grown in the wild forests of     and plantation coffee. Ninety    Ethiopia's total coffee
the south-western                                                   production.
massive highlands of the
Kaffa and Buno districts of                                        Garden Coffee
the country. Ethiopia is
the primary centre of                                               Garden coffee is grown in
origin and genetic                                                  the vicinity of farmer's
diversity of the Arabica                                            residences, mainly in the
coffee plant, earlier known                                         southern and eastern parts
as jasminum arabicum                                                of the country. The coffee
laurifolia                                                          is planted at low densities,
                                                                    ranging from 1,000 to 1,800
Ethiopia has trademarked                                            trees per hectare, and is
its fine coffee brands in 28                                        mostly fertilized with
countries and has signed                                            organic waste and is
licensing agreements with                                           intercropped with other
                                 five percent of the coffee
more than 800foreign coffee                                       crops. Currently, garden
                                 produced under these
companies, roasters and                                           coffee accounts for about 35
                                 systems is considered to be
distributors and 50 Ethiopian                                     percent of Ethiopia's total
                                 organic.
coffee exporters including                                        coffee production but this is
three coffee farmer and                                           set to increase with the
                                 Forest Coffee
producer unions                                                   introduction of the system
                                                                  into south-west Ethiopia.
In January, the price of         Forest coffee is found in
Ethiopia’s finest coffees rose   south and south-western
                                 Ethiopia. It is self-sown and    Plantation Coffee
by as much as 16 percent
and exports more than            grown under the full
                                 coverage of natural forest       Plantation coffee includes
doubled. Over the next five
                                 trees and has a wide             that grown on plantations
years, the government
                                 diversity for selection and      owned by the former state
hopes to boost coffee
                                 breeding for disease             and some well-managed
production by 20 percent.
                                 resistance. It offers high       smallholder coffee farms. In
                                 yields and top-quality aroma     this production system,
Last year Ethiopia exported
                                 and flavour. Forest coffee       recommended seedlings are
around 180,000 metric tons
                                 accounts for about 10            used and proper spacing,
of coffee to different
                                 percent of Ethiopia's total      mulching, manuring,
destinations in the world,
                                 coffee production.               weeding, shade-regulation
mainly the U.S., Europe and
                                                                  and prunings are practiced.
Asian markets.
                                 Semi-Forest Coffee               Only state-owned plantations
There is a consensus among                                        use chemical fertilizers and
historians and botanists that                                     herbicides and this accounts
                                 This production system is
coffee especially the genus                                       for only about five percent of
                                 also found in the south and
'Coffee-Arabica' is                                               total production. Well-
                                 south-western parts of the
indigenous to Ethiopia where                                      managed smallholder coffee
                                 country. Farmers acquire
it continues to grow wild in                                      farms account for about 15
                                 forest land for coffee farms
the regions of Keffa,                                             percent of Ethiopia's total
                                 and then thin and select the
Illubabor, Bale and                                               production.
                                 forest trees to ensure both
Gamogofa                         adequate sunlight and
                                 proper shade for the coffee
                                 trees. They slash the weeds
OROMIA COFFEE FARMERS                 ETHIOPIAN COFFEE EXPORT
COOPERATIVE UNION                     ENTERPRISE

   Established in 1999 with 34       Address:
    Cooperatives                      PO Box 2591
   Currently 122 Cooperatives with   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    128 361 farmers
   Exported 3248.2 tons in 2007      Tel:      + 251 115510762
   Direct export to the speciality             + 251 115517487
    organic market                    Fax:      + 251 115150785
   70% of net profit back to the
    farmers and 30% to community      E-mail:
    projects
                                      ETHIOPIAN COFFEE AND TEA
   Featured in award winning
                                      AUTHORITY
    documentary Black Gold
                                      Address:
Members of:                           PO Box 3222
Speciality Coffee Association of      Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
America (SCAA)
                                      Tel:      +251 115518088
Eastern Africa Fine Coffee                      +251 115159243
Association (EAFCA)                   Fax:      +251 115517293

Certification:                        E-mail: etcoftea@telecom.net.et
                                      GUNA TRADING HOUSE PLC

                                      Address:
                                      P.O. Box 80316
                                      Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contact:
Mr Tadesse Meskela, Gen. Mang.        Tel:      +251 114652288
Address:                                        +251 114650512
P.O. Box 1394                         Mob:      +251 911207404
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
                                                +251 911208591
Tel: +251 115506114                   Fax:      +251 114654633
     +251 115506115
Fax: +251 115 506116                  E-mail:

Email: cofunion@ethionet.et           COFFEE PLANTATION

Web: www.oromiacoffeeunion.org/       DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISE

ETHIOPIAN COFFEE                      Address:
EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION                 P.O. Box 4363
                                      Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
   promoting the export of coffee
   fostering the improvement of      Tel:      +251 114670688
    coffee quality                              +251 114168789
   standardization of the coffee     Fax:      +251 114168788
    trading system
   65 Member companies
   Members hold 90% of the coffee    YIRGACHEFFE COFFEE

    export market in Ethiopia         FARMERS COOPERATIVE
                                      UNION

Address:                              Tel:      +251 114431774
P. O. Box 8808,                                 +251 114421613
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                 Fax:      +251 114168788
Tel: +251 113711990
      +251 113711130                  E-mail: yirgacheffe@ethionet.et
      +251 113200201                  Web. www.yirgacheffe-coffee.com
Fax: +251113711477

E-mail: ecea@ethionet.et
Web: http://www.ecea.org.et/
Leather
Ethiopia has a major               gloves, sports equipment         shoe factories are producing
comparative advantage in           and garments.                    24 thousand pairs per day a
the abundance of the raw                                            figure which the ministry
materials needed for the                                            hopes will increase to 50
leather sector which makes it                                       thousand by the end 2008.
in principle very appropriate
for leather product exporting.                                      In order to achieve the above
Ethiopia has the largest                                            goals the government has
livestock production in Africa,                                     introduced the following
and the 10th largest in the                                         incentives.
world.
                                                                    o   Exemption from Income
Ethiopia’s livestock                                                    Tax
population is currently                                             o   Duty Incentive Schemes
estimated at 35 million cattle,    The goatskins, classified as
                                   Bati-genuine (the                o   Carry forward losses
21 million sheep and 16.8                                           o   Land (provided with a
million goats. The 27              international name given for
                                   high quality goat skins) and         nominal price for
tanneries in Ethiopia produce                                           investors)
an estimated 2.7 million           Bati type, are thick, highly
                                   flexible and have a clean        o   Minimal capital allocation
hides and 32 million skins.                                             for foreign investors (US$
                                   inner surface.
                                                                        100,000 for
The Ethiopian leather and                                               single investment and
leather product sub-sector         Within the leather sector,
                                                                        US$ 60,000 for joint
produces a range of products       there are two broad
                                                                        investment with domestic
from semi-processed leather        categories. The first one is
                                                                        investors)
in various forms to                the tanning/dressing of
                                                                    o   For the foot-wear
processed leathers such as         leather. Twenty-seven export
                                                                        industry:- 100% tax
shoe uppers, leather               oriented tanneries are now in
                                                                        exemption for imported
garments, stitched                 operation in the country and
                                                                        components and voucher
upholstery, school bags,           are producing semi-
                                                                        system abolished (only
handbags, industrial gloves,       processed and finished
                                                                        for those factories fully
and finished leather. Such         leather. They have created
                                                                        involved in export)
leather products have been         direct employment for more
exported to markets in             than 5,000 people. The
Europe, the USA, Canada,           current annual installed
Japan and the Far East.            capacity of these factories is
There is also export to            1.3 million pieces for hides
countries in Africa, in            and 32 million for skins.
particular to Nigeria and
Uganda, as well as to the          The second leather sector is
near East, i.e. Yemen.             the manufacture of leather
                                   shoes, shoe uppers, leather
Ethiopian highland                 garments, bags, and stitched
sheepskins (cabretta) in           upholstery. The enterprises
particular, estimated to           in this sector are more
comprise about 70% of the          numerous, but smaller in
national sheepskin                 terms of employment than
production, retain a high          the former category
reputation in international
markets for some natural           The Ethiopian government
characteristics of clarity,        has plans to produce 60 to
thickness, flexibility, strength   70 thousand pairs of shoes
and compact texture which          per day by 2010. The
make them especially               Ministry of Trade and
suitable for high quality          Industry inform that Ethiopian
ETHIOPIAN LEATHER                        RAS DASHEN SHOE FACTORY
INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATI ON
                                         Address:
   37 members including tanneries,      PO Box 22723
    shoe factories and other leather     Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    goods producers
   Promotion of the Ethiopian leather   Tel: + 251 116293432
    industry                             Fax: + 251 116294162
   Organiser of the All African
                                         KANGAROO SHOE FACTOR Y
    Leather Fair
   Ensuring quality and standards       Address:
                                         P.O. Box 1273
Address:                                 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
P.O. Box 12898
Addis Ababa Ethiopia                     Tel:    + 251 114421451
Tel. + 251 11 5156144                            + 251 114421452
Fax. + 251 11 5508935                            + 251 911215110
Mob + 251 911 408596                     Fax: + 251 116294170
                                         E-mail: kangaroo@ethionet.et
E-mail elia@ethionet.et
    etflgma@yahoo.com                    BATU TANNERY

                                         Address:
Web: http://ethiopianleather.org
                                         P.0.Box 1273
PEACOCK SHOE FACTORY                     Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

   390 permanent and 100 seasonal       Tel:   +251 114421451
    employees                                   +251 114421452
   Produces 2000 shoes daily            Fax:   +251 11442.14.54
   Exports 300.000 shoes annually
   Owns two tanneries for supply of     E-mail: batutannery@ethionet.et
    raw material                         Web: www.batutannery.com

Address:                                 BALE TANNERY
PO Box 2492                              Address:
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
                                         PO Box 1862
                                         Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: (251) 11-275-6443
Mob: (251) 91-120-1153
                                         Tel: +251 115539428
Fax: (251) 11-275-2455
                                         Mob. +251 911204924
                                         Fax: +251 115536593
E-mail: dire@ethionet.et or
eliasdip@ethionet.et
                                         E-mail: bale.plc@ethionet.et
JAMAICA SHOE FACTORY
                                         ETHIOPIA TANNERY
Address:                                 Address:
P.O. Box 26430                           PO Box 5628
Addis Ababa                              Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: +251 111564280                      Tel: +251 115513691
                                         Mob: +251 911202383
     +251 911204524
                                         Fax: +251 115512822
Fax: +251 111553114
                                         E-mail: eth.tannery@ethionet.et
E-mail: okjamaica@ethionet.et            Web:
                                         http://www.ethiopiatannery.com.et
TAYTU TRADING

Address:
P.O. Box: 5580
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel.: +251 114 391 684
Fax: +251 115 503 478

E-mail: info@taytu.com
web: www.taytu.com
Floriculture
Ethiopia currently generates       of the country where close to
60 million Euro ($80 million)      40 percent of the Ethiopian
from flower exports annually       population lives and 10-20
and the government plans           percent of these resources
make Ethiopia one of Africa's      are located in the east and
leading flower exporters with      central part where most of
more than 3,000 hectares           the population has settled.
under production generating
over $600 million annually         Ethiopia has an ideal
within the next five years.        production climate for
                                   Roses. Warm days and cool
The Ethiopian Horticulture         nights encourage excellent
Producers and Exporters            quality; large buds, long
Association confirmed that         stems and vibrant colour.
the flower sector is growing       Many varieties of hybrid tea,
at almost 200 percent              intermediate and sweet heart
annually with new growers          roses are produced in 600
coming into the business           hectares of modern
and expansion of existing          greenhouses in the peri-
farms. By 2007 68 investors        urban area around Addis
had developed 750 hectares         Ababa and close to the
under greenhouses and              airport. Nevertheless the
another 150 hectares of            main reasons for farmers
tunnel or open field               choosing a certain location
production and the                 are altitude and soil type.
government is processing           Another reason for the
land purchase applications         growing involvement and
by 100 international               interest of investors in the
investors. 70 % of all flower      horticultural and floriculture
production is exported to          industry is the renewed
Holland                            commitment of the
                                   government to reactivate the
Ethiopia also produces a           agricultural export sector.
broad range of fruits and
vegetables, including citrus,    Name
                                   preference.      Location Hectars       Year of est. Employees Ownership
banana, mango, papaya,
avocado, guava, grapes,          Sher Ethiopia      Zeway       45 + 255     2006      3400         Dutch
pineapple, passion fruit,
apples, potatoes, cabbages,      Golden Rose        Tefki       25 + 150     1999      1000         English
cauliflower, okra, egg plant,
tomato, celery, cucumbers,       Red-fox Ethiopia    Koka       25           2004      1000         German
pepper, onion, asparagus,
                                 Eney Ethio-rose    Karakore 20 + 30         2002      880          Ethiopian
water melon, sweet melon,
carrots, green beans and cut
                                 Menagesha flower Menagesha 14 + 11          2003      600          Ethiopian
flowers. The country has 122
billion cubic meter surface      Abyssinia Flora    Legedadi 14 + 14         2005      600          Dutch
water, 2.6 billion cubic meter
ground water, 12 river           DYR                Tefki            13      2006      600          Ethiopian
basins, 18 natural lakes
including the Rift Valley        Ethio-Dream        Holeta           14      2002      500     Ethiopian-Italian
lakes and a potential of 3.7
million hectares irrigable       Joy Tech flower    Debreziet        10      2004      400     Ethiopian-Israeli
land. About 80-90 percent of
these resources are located      In addition to the above there are 30+ farms with more than 200 hectars of
in the west and south-west       production area.
ETHIOPIA HORTICULTURE                     Tel:   +251 11 5512014
PRODUCER EXPORTERS                               +25111 55235 81
ASSOCIATION
                                          Fax: +251 115512014

   Est. 2002 as a non-profit, non        Email: menaflow@ethionet.et
    government organization
   Currently has 77 members across
                                          RED FOX ETHIOPIA
    the whole horticultural sector, i.e
    fruits, vegetables and floral
   Provide guidance to new               Tel:   +251 115514956
    investors                                     +251 221129253

Address:                                  E-mail: info@ethiopia.redfox.de
P.O. Box 22241
code 1000
                                          ENYI ETHIO-ROSE
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: +251 11 6636750                      Tel:   +251 113482000
     +251 11 6636751                             +251 115521786
Fax: +251 11 6636753                             +251 911207185
                                                 +251 911645927
Email: ehpea@ethionet.et
                                          Email: enyi@ethionet.et
Web: www.ehpea.net.et
                                          ETECO PLC
GOLDEN ROSE AGROFARM S
                                          Address:
LTD
                                          P.O. Box: 5202
   Est. 1998                             Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
   Farm located 48 km south-east of
    Addis Ababa at 2048m above sea        Tel.:+251 114162536
    level.                                +251116636728
   Produce 100000 roses per day
   Produce 30 commercial types of        Fax: +251 116636729
    roses
   Export to Norway, Germany and         Email: eteco@telecom.net.
    Great Britain
                                          ETHIODREAM PLC
Certificates:
                                          Address:
                                          Po Box 22545
                                          Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

                                          Tel: +251 114655533
                                          Fax: +251 114655533
Address:
P.O. Box 19900
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                     E-mail:
                                          ethiodream@telecom.net.et
Tel: +251 116669971
     +25116669969
Fax: +251 116669970                       DYR ETHIOPIA

                                          Address:
E-mail: gomba@ethionet.et                 P.O.Box: 17758
                                          Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Web: www.goldenroseeth.com
                                          Tel:   + 251 911203181
MENAGESHA FLOWERS                                +251 911430008
                                                 +251 116623161
TABOR HERBS

                                          E-mail: dyr@ethionet.et
Address:
PO Box 11609
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tourism
Ethiopia is undoubtedly a           of tourists who visit to the
land of contrasts- there are        land of the Queen of Sheba,
hot, dry, and barren places,        the birthplace of the Blue
as well as rolling hills, fertile   Nile and the 'cradle of
highlands, savannah, and            mankind'.
mountainous regions that
often see frost and                 The magnificent Tis Issat
sometimes even snow. There          Falls on the Blue Nile (Abay)
are deserts, canyons,               river the endemic wildlife in
gorges, and a wealth of             Semien Mountains, the Sof
beautiful waterfalls, lakes and     Omar Cave in the south east
rivers. It all combines to          are some of the interesting
make Ethiopia a country of          sites. The rock-hewn
breathtaking scenery that           churches at Lalibela, the
changes constantly from one         ancient buildings of Yeha
region to another, a                and the obelisks at Axum,         Addis Abeba is a major
microcosm of an entire              the medieval palaces at           hub for international
continent in a nation the size      Gondar and the monasteries        airlines. Ethiopian Airlines,
of France and Spain                 of Lake Tana, Debre Damo          the national airline of
combined.                           and Debre Libanos are the         Ethiopia, provides
                                    main tourist attractions.         excellent links with East,
The highlands of Ethiopia                                             West and South Africa,
have         an       attractive    Given its unique cultural         Europe and the Middle
landscape, scenery and              heritage, magnificent
wildlife. In the African Rift
                                                                      East, with connections to
                                    scenery, pleasant climate,
Valley system, a wide variety                                         America and the Far East.
                                    rich flora and fauna,
of wildlife and numerous bird                                         The national airline also
                                    important archaeological
species are found and a             sites, friendly and hospitable    offers domestic services
substantial volume of traffic       people and the recent             to the major towns in
is directed to this area. More      growth in the inflow of           Ethiopia, as well as most
than 800 species of birds are       tourists, Ethiopia’s potential    regional centrer. Other
found in Ethiopia, of which         puts it among the leading         international airlines
twenty-eight      are     found     tourist destinations in Africa.   sevicing Ethiopia include
exclusively in the country.                                           KLM, Lufthansa, British
There are also 103 separate         Tourism infrastructure, which     Airways/BMI, Emirates,
mammal species, seven of            is still inadequate, should be
which are endemic.
                                                                      Yemenia, Turkish Airways
                                    developed in order to cope        and Kenyan Airways.
                                    with the growing traffic.
The attractions of Ethiopia         There are, therefore, great
are of world renown, and the        opportunities for private
development of the country          investment in hotels, lodges
as the foremost tourist             and international
destination in North East           restaurants.
Africa has opened up
Ethiopia to a new generation
                                         +251 461191467
ETHIOPIAN TOUR
                                         E-mail: sabana@ethionet.et
OPERATORS ASSOCIATION
                                         Web: www.sabanalangano.com
   Establishing high standards in the
    industry
                                         KURIFTU RESORT
   Developing best practice guides
                                         Address:
Address:                                 Po Box 1512
P.O. Box 27548/1000                      Debrezeit, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: +251 11550 8444                     Tel:   +251 114371220
     +251 11550 8445                     Fax:   +251 91191185

E-mail ethiotour@ethionet.et             E-mail:
                                         admin@kurifturesortspa.com

GHERALTA LODGE
                                         Web:
Address:                                 http://www.kurifturesortspa.com
Postal agent Hawszien
Hawzien, Ethiopia                        ADIKA TOUR AND TRAVEL

                                         Address:
Tel: +251 115545489                      P.O. Box: 1819, Code 1110
     +251 346670344                      Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Fax: +251 115540023

Email: info@gheraltalodgetigrai.com      Tel: + 251 115523858
                                         Fax: + 251 115538555
Web: www.gheraltalodgetigrai.com
BISHANGARI LODGE                         Email: adika@ethionet.et
                                                 info@adika.net
Address:
PO Box 9785
Hawasa, Ethiopia                         Web: http://www.adikatravel.com

Tel: +251 115 5175 33
                                         KIBRAN TOUR AND TRAVEL
     +251 116 62 71 60
                                         ETHIOPIA
Mob: +251 911 20 13 17
Fax +251 116 62 08 26                    Address: P.O. Box 15475
                                         Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
E-mail: reservations@bishangari.com
      management@bishangari.com          Tel.   +251 116626214
                                                +251 116626215
Web: www.bishangari.com                  Fax    +251 116626216

                                         Email: info@kibrantour.com
ABYSSINIAN TOURS AND
                                         Web: www.kibrantour.com
TRAVEL

Address:
P.O.Box:100359                           GRAND HOLIDAYS ETHIOPIA
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
                                         Address:
                                         PO Box 23908 code 1000
Tel: + 251 115519293
                                         Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Mob: + 251 911203013
Fax: + 251 115519217
                                         Tel:   +251 116183163
Email: abyssinian.tours@ethionet         Mob:   +251 911428006
                                         Fax:   +251 116183166
SABANA BEACH RESORT

Address:                                 E-mail:
Po Box 460                               tour@grandholidaysethiopia.com
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                    info@grandholidaysethiopia.com
                                         Web:
Tel:   +251 461191181                    www.grandholidaysethiopia.com
       +251 461191466
Textile and handicraft
The Ethiopian textile industry                                        One of the most interesting of
is    the      third    largest                                       the Ethiopia's cultural heritage
manufacturing industry, only                                          is its handicraft industry. The
second      to      the    food                                       fascinating and executing
processing, beverage and                                              range of design and pattern
leather industry.                                                     with which the Ethiopian
                                                                      people have beautified and
Ethiopia's              textile                                       decorated their utensils, their
manufacturing         industry                                        clothes, themselves and the
embraces both medium and                                              houses they live in. The skill
large public and private                                              and the artistic creativity of the
enterprises.    Their    main       creating a conducive              stone carvers, the weavers,
activities include spinning,        investment environment.           the potters, the metalworkers
fabric formulation, dyeing,                                           and jewellers, the
finishing and sewing.              In addition, a series of           woodworkers and many
                                     investment incentives have       others have been guarded
Out of the raw materials             been put in place, such as:      and developed over many
used by textile enterprises,      - Remittance       of    foreign    centuries.
cotton is widely grown in             currency of profit and
Ethiopia and it is easily             dividends from investment       In Ethiopia handicraft shall
available from local              - Exemption from income tax         mean any manufacturing
suppliers. Other materials            from 1-5 years etc.             activity which predominately
including chemical fiber,                                             uses manual skills and hand
wool, dyestuffs and                 In order to promote export,       tools. To our purpose we can
chemicals as well as a small        various    flexible   taxation    define handicraft by two main
share of lint depend on             encouragement       measures      categories namely Articles of
imports.                            have been undertaken such         Function: Carpets, wood and
                                    as export tax refund, tax         horn products (small items),
Ethiopia covers an area of          coupon        and      bonded     basket ware, ceramics,
1.1036 million square               warehouse.          Simplified    textiles, furniture (wood &
kilometers and boasts vast          procedures have greatly           bamboo), musicale
fertile land, rich geographical     shortened            customs      instruments, pottery etc;
and weather conditions, and         clearance time.                   articles of “souvenir” interest:
abundant water resources.                                             paintings, silk screen prints,
Domestic cotton production          The Ministry of Trade and         parchment designs, dolls, icon
has already developed to a          Industry      has     launched    wood, woven “pictures” on
certain scale and for a long        textiles and garment export       frames, jewellery and Coptic
time it has made major              forum to attract domestic         crosses etc.
contribution to satisfying the      textile     and        garment
requirement of fiber by the         exporters into the discussion
textile sub-sector. Ethiopia        of     issues     and    future
has a large area of irrigated       development for textile and
farmland which is very              garment sector in order to
suitable for planting cotton.       promote the export of textiles
There is also great potential       and garments.
for further expanding the
cultivation and increase the        Major countries importing
current yield.                      Ethiopian leant cotton are
                                    Pakistan, India, Greece,
According to the newly              Djibouti, Egypt, Oman, United
revised investment policy,          Arab Emirates, Sri Lianka,
the minimum capital required        Thailand, Denmark,
for foreign investors has           Indonesia, Yemen, Turkey,
been lowered,                       Switzerland, Vietnam and
                                    Italy.
                                        AMBASSADOR

ETHIOPIAN TEXTILE AND
GARMENT INDUSTRY                        Tel.: +251 116461427
ASSOCIATION                             Mob: +251 911606292
                                        Fax: +251 116461442
Address:
P.O. Box 11901
Addis Ababa Ethiopia                    E-mail: amb.garment@telecom.net.et

Tel: +251 9 219266
Fax: +251115 515077                     FEDERAL MICRO AND SMALL
                                        ENTERPRISES DEVELOPMENT
                                        AGENCY (FEMSEDA)

                                        Address:
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF
                                        Po Box: 1463
TEXTILE, LEATHER AND
                                        Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
GARMENT INDUSTRY TRADE
UNIONS                                  Tel:  +251 115 153679
                                        Fax: +251 115 518435
Address:
P.O. Box 6983
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                   E-mail: femseda@ethionet.et
                                        ALTEX PLC
Tel:   +251 115503046
       +251 911248205                   Address:
                                        P.O. Box 70
Fax: +251 115508011                     Code No 1110
                                        Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
MUYA ETHIOPIA PLC
                                        Tel: +251 115515938
(HANDLOOMS)                             +251 115515918
                                        Fax: +251 115517442
   120 employees
   Hand-woven fabrics and
                                        Email: almeda@telecom.net.et
    household items
   Exports to United States, Canada,
    Austria and Israel                  AWASSA TEXTILE S.CO

   Training of women weavers and       Address:
    potters                             P.O. Box 186
                                        Awassa, Ethiopia
Certificates:
                                        Tel:   +251 116203288
                                               +251 111156134
                                        Fax:   +251 116201569
                                               +251 111201569

Address:
                                        GIGI ETHIOPIA IMPORT AND
PO Box 613
                                        EXPORT (HANDLOOMS)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
                                        Address:
Tel: +251 111234015                     Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Fax: +251 111264016
                                        Tel +251-1-167559
E-mail: muyaethiopia@ethionet.et        Fax +251-1-169496,

                                        E-mail: gigisdesigns@ethionet.et
                                                info@gigieth.com
Useful addresses in Ethiopia
                                                  Web:    www.ehiopianairlines.com
Ministry of Trade and Industry
P.O. Box 704                                      Ethiopian Privatization Agency
Addis Ababa                                       P.O. Box: 11813
Ethiopia                                          Addis Ababa
                                                  Ethiopia
Tel: + 251-11-551-39-90
Fax: + 251-11-551-54-11                           Tel: + 251-11- 552-73-22
                                                  Fax: + 251-11-515-38-50
Ethiopian Investment Agency
P.O. Box: 2313                                    E-mail: epa@ethionet.et
Addis Ababa                                       Website: www.ethionet.et/~epa
Ethiopia
                                                  Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Tel: + 251-11-553-00-33                           P.O. Box: 1907
Fax: + 251-11-551-43-96                           Addis Ababa
                                                  Ethiopia
E-mail: ethiopian.invest@ethionet.et
Website: www.invest.org                           Tel: + 251-11-551-70-20
                                                  Fax: +251- 11-551-28-29
Oromiya Investment Commission
P.O. Box: 8787                                    E-mail: MYSC@ethionet.et
Addis Ababa                                       Website: www.mysc.gov.et
Ethiopia
                                                  Ethiopia Chamber of Commerce
Tel: + 251-11-553-15-26                           P.O. Box: 517
Fax: + 251-11-553-15-20                           Addis Ababa
                                                  Ethiopia
Website: www.oromiainvestment.org
                                                  Tel: + 251-11-551-82-40
Ethiopian Customs Authority                       Fax: + 251-11-551-76-99
P.O. Box: 3248
Addis Ababa                                       E-mail: ethchamb@ethionet.et
Ethiopia                                          Website: www.ethiopianchamber.com

Tel: + 251- 11- 551-31-00                         Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and
Fax: + 251- 11- 551-83-55                         Sectoral Associations
                                                  P.O. Box: 2458
E-mail: customs@ethionet.et                       Addis Ababa
Website: www.mor.gov.et                           Ethiopia

Federal Inland Revenue Authority                  Tel: + 251-11-551-80-55
P.O. Box: 3087                                    Fax: + 251-11-551-14-79
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia                                          Email: aachamber1@ethionet.et
                                                  aachamber2@ethionet.et
Tel: + 251-11-466-94-27                           Website: www.addischamber.com
Fax: + 251-11-466-93-18

E-mail: fira@ethionet.et                          National Bank of Ethiopia
Website: www.mor.gov.et                           P.O. Box: 5550
                                                  Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Airlines                                Ethiopia
P.O. Box 1755
Addis Ababa,Ethiopia                              Tel: + 251-11-551-38-59
                                                  Fax: + 251-11-551-45-88
Tel.:     +251 116652222
Mob:      +251 911214633                          Email: nbe.excd@ethionet.et
Fax:      +251 116611474

E-mail:   publicrelations@ethiopianairlines.com
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia           Development Bank of Ethiopia
PO Box 255                            Po Box: 1900
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: +251 11-5511271                  Tel: +251 115511188
     +251 11-5514522                       +251 115151526
Fax: +251 11-5156350                       +251 115513120
                                      Fax: +251 115511606

Bank of Abyssinia                     Email: dbe@ethionet.et
Po Box: 12947
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                 Construction & Business Bank
                                      PO Box: 3480
Tel: +251 1-5514130                   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
     +251 115159966
Fax +251 115511575                    Tel: +251 115512300
                                      Fax: +251 115515103
E-mail abyssina@ethionet.et           E-mail: cbe.president@ethionet.et

Dashen Bank S. Co.                    Awash International Bank S. Co.
Po Box: 12752 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   PO Box 12638
                                      Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 114661380
Fax: +251 114653037                   Tel: +251 116614482
                                           +251 116612919
Email: dashen.bank@ethionet.et        Fax: +251 116614477

Nib International Bank S.Co           United Bank
Po Box: 622694                        Po Box: 19963
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: +251 116622693                   Tel: +251 114655284
     +251 115503288                   Fax: +251 114655243
Fax: +251 114655015
                                      E-mail: hibretbank@ethionet.et
E-mail: nibbank@ethionet.et

Wegagen Bank S. Co.
PO Box 1018
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Tel: +251 114654842
     +251 114655015
Fax: +251 114654870

E-mail: wegagen@ethionet.et