Investment Registration

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.investment-proclamation -no-1180-2020-,Investment Regulation_474_2020

MAU conducted a study on how can do business in Ethiopia, it is very useful study to unlock the business potential of the country. Have a look on the publication menu. A guide to start manufacturing business
These are the major requirements to invest in Ethiopia  Have a look on–Ethiopian Investment Commission –Service-Delivery-Standards

The Ethiopian Government opened new investment opportunity on leasing sector. Have a look for the details on this opportunity Ethiopia-Leasing-Investor-Handbook-FV-compressed

Ethiopian Investment Commission issued a directive on regulating the issuance of work permit to expats employed in investments and the implementation of knowledge transfer from expats to Ethiopians. Directive on Expats work permit and knowledge-transfer


If you are a foreign investor the minimum capital 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.


All areas of investment are open for foreign investors other than the lists described on the regulation. Regulation no. 474/2020.


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. For more detail information have a look on an investment guide to Ethiopia, Directive on vehicle duty free for investment projects, Directive on capital goods duty free importation for tourism service