Doing business in Ethiopia requires business registration and licensing. If you have a plan to invest in manufacturing sector in Ethiopia as a foreign investor, domestic investor or a partnership of foreign and domestic investor, be aware the investment regulation of the country.
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If you are a foreign investor the minimum requirement is US Dollar 200,000 for a single investment project; The minimum capital requirement for a foreign investor investing jointly with domestic investors shall be US Dollar 150,000.
Areas of Investement
All areas of investment are open for foreign investors other than the lists discribed on the regulation. Regulation no. 270/2012 and its ammndement.
To encourage private investment and promote the inflow of foreign capital and technology into Ethiopia, the government grants capital goods duty free incentives, tax holiday for domestic and foreign investors.
If you plan to engage in export, you can utilize the export incentive schemes and if you produce for domestic market you may also benefit from lower duty rate for raw material importation.
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