Ethiopia expected to join WTO in 2015

By Aaron Maasho Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – (Reuters) – Ethiopia expects to join the World Trade Organization in 2015 without heeding to demands that it liberalizes its state-run banking and telecoms sectors, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. The Horn of Africa nation applied to join the body in 2003, but its hopes for membership […]

Dubai Chamber opens first African representative office in Ethiopia

Dubai Chamber

Press Release •New office to boost two-way trade and investment between Dubai and Ethiopia and the rest of Africa •Buamim: Dubai Chamber sees strong potential to increase bilateral trade and integration of the two countries’ business communities •Ethiopian State Minister of Trade: 58% annual average trade growth rate between Ethiopia and the UAE during the period 2004 […]

Ethiopia & UK to strengthen business ties

Ruma Deb

Addis Ababa, March 27 (WIC) – Business delegates from United Kingdom on Monday held a discussion with Ethiopian counterparts to explore business opportunities in the two countries. A total of 10 business venture representatives from London, part of the 60 business delegates who are on similar mission in Uganda and Kenya, have met with more than […]

Ethiopia bans cement import


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopia banned importation of cement as the volume being produced in the country is enough to meet local demand, according to the Ministry of Trade. Ministry Corporate Communication Directorate Director, Melaku Taye, told WIC the import-banning measure was taken since the existing and the newly built factories managed to inject over […]