Provides information on any manufacturing sectors or services where only citizens or a sub-set of the population in that country are allowed to own or sell.
The investment and business environment in Ethiopia has considerable limitations and market challenges. Major challenges are shortage of foreign currency, lack of finance, high logistics costs, bureaucratic approval procedures and slow decision-making, Other challenges include unreliable internet connectivity and power supply and closed service sectors such as the financial and insurance sector. U.S. companies interested in selling their products and services in this market will generally need to bring their own financing and have patience to obtain payment from buyers.


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Ethiopia Trade Development and Promotion