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Ethiopia Overview

Ethiopia is the fourth largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa. It is predicted to be the third largest by 2025, overtaking Angola. Ethiopia is five times the size of the United Kingdom and strategically located in the Horn of Africa, near to the Middle East and Europe and major ports. Ethiopia is bordered by Sudan in the west, Somalia and Djibouti in the east, Eritrea in the north and Kenya in the south.

Investment between UK and Ethiopia has increased considerably in recent years, and UK exports to Ethiopia have grown by 135% from £80 million in 2010 to £108 million in 2014.

A number of British firms have invested in sectors such as mining, food and drink, the leather industry and renewable energy.

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About This Guide

This guide aims to provide a route map of the way ahead, together with signposts to other sources of help.

The main objective of this Doing Business in Ethiopia Guide is to provide you with basic knowledge about Ethiopia; an overview of its economy, business culture, potential opportunities and to identify the main issues associated with initial research, market entry, risk management and cultural and language issues.

We do not pretend to provide all the answers in the guide, but novice exporters in particular will find it a useful starting point. Further assistance is available from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). Full contact details are available in this guide.

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