Includes customs regulations and contact information for this country's customs office.

Customs clearance time has been reduced to an average of less than 21 days, down from more than 40 days in recent years. The Government of Ethiopia (GOE) is working toward establishing an electronic single-window service delivery for international trade and one-stop border posts at the Ethio-Kenya and Ethio-Djibouti borders. Several customs offices have also been located inside industrial parks (IP’s), facilitating customs processing for exporting firms established in IP’s. The Customs Proclamation No. 859/2014 has been reformed under the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) and focuses more on facilitating goods at the port than controlling licensed traders. The customs procedures allow authorized importers to finalize customs procedures using minimal available documentation and significantly reduced time.

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Ethiopia Foreign Trade Regulations