Embassy of The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

3rd Ethio-Chamber International Trade Fair

Invitation for Trade Fair Participation

Ethiopia is the Tiger Economy of the Eastern Africa. It has registered an average GDP growth rate of over 10% during the past five years. This amazing economic growth has made the country the fifth biggest economy in sub Saharan Africa.

The country’s population exceeds 80 million with an encouraging growth of disposable income making it a promising market for goods and services. Ethiopia’s proximity to the affluent region of the Middle East and the duty and quota free market access to the US and EU markets accorded by the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) and Everything But Arms (EBA) trading arrangements are among the reasons that makes Ethiopiaan attractive place to invest and conduct business with. The progresses made to accede to the regional free economic zones are also offering easy access to the Eastern and Southern African Markets.

The Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (ECCSA), the umbrella organization of the country’s private sector is making preparations to organize an International Trade Fair to promote interactions among national, regional and international businesses, at the renowned venue of Addis Ababa Exhibition Center from November 11 to 17, 2010.

ECCSA is one of the oldest Chambers of Commerce inAfrica with more than 62 years of service to the Ethiopian Private Sector in promoting Trade and Investment through organizing National and International Trade Fairs at home and facilitating the participation of Ethiopian businesses in such events organized in various parts of the world.

The main objectives of this Trade Fair are promoting Ethiopian products and services, facilitating the establishment of business relations between Ethiopian and foreign businesses through creating venue for discussing supplier-buyer relationships and joint venture opportunities and promoting Foreign Direct Investments, among others.

The participants of the Trade Fair are expected to be Exporters, Importers of all types of inputs for the agriculture and manufacturing sectors, manufacturers and foreign companies supplying material and technological inputs to local manufacturers are some to be mentioned.

The event is designed to be an effective venue for benefiting foreign participants through linking them with local companies seeking suppliers of various material and technological inputs for their businesses. Business to Business Meetings are organized alongside the Trade Fair where business persons are discussing joint venture and import export opportunities. There will also be a one day workshop where the country’s investment opportunities are presented to potential investors and business persons.

This is therefore the most opportune moment for companies seeking to exploit all the aforementioned business and investment opportunities to pursue the growing Ethiopian market and the region at large.

The Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association sincerely invites you to participate in this wonderful event to explore all the business opportunities in the Tiger Economy of Eastern Africa.

For further information, please visit our website on www.ethiopianchamber.com

To register, Please click here.

With best compliments


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