Whether you are looking at exporting for the first time or breaking into new regional or global markets, MAU expertise has develop your capability to undertake international trade. The unit also prepared a guide explained about how you can start export business in Ethiopia, please get the guide here.
To access overseas markets under preferential tariff margin, please find below main regional and international duty free quota free preferential trade agreements below.
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Ethiopia is member of COMESA with 10% tariffs applied to intra-Comesa trade originating in member countries than to extra-regional trade.
The two countries signed bilateral free trade agreement to make trade under zero tariff to all industrial and agricultural products originated from both countries.
Everything But Arms (EBA)
EU unilateral trade initiative granting zero rate to all Ethiopian originated products except armament.
General Systems of Preference (GSP)
Under GSP program industrialized countries grant autonomous trade preferences to all developing countries. The countries granted preference to Ethiopia products are EU, USA, Australia, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Norway New Zealand, Turkey and Russia
African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA)
Duty free access to the U.S. market under the combined AGOA/GSP program stands at 6400 products tariff lines, including the approximate 1,800 products tariff lines that were added to the GSP by AGOA legislation.
China, Korea and India preferential trade arrangements
These countries grant unilateral trade preference to least developed African countries. 95 % of Ethiopian export products are benefiting from the program.