Question: How to search applicable Tariffs in Ethiopia?

Answer: Tariff classification numbers can be determined by consulting the tariff book, searching the code online on ERCA’s website, or obtaining binding information regarding tariff classification from ERCA

Question: What is the average effectively applied tariffs?

Answer: Customs duty rates on imported goods range from 5% to 35%. According to the World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS) database Average effectively applied tariffs is 17.4 %.

Question: What are requirements for exporting Pharmaceutical/Surgical goods to Ethiopia?

Answer: All manufacturers from the globe are required to get registered themselves as well as their medical supplies such as surgical dressings, surgical ligatures, sutures, Bio-therapeutic Protein Products and Vaccines, in order to be able to export such goods to Ethiopia. Moreover, for registration manufacturers are also require submit an agency agreement made between the manufacturer of the product for registration and the agent responsible for the import, distribution, and sale of the product in Ethiopia.

Question: What is the prime Food & Drug Regulatory Agency in Ethiopia?

Answer: Ethiopian Food and Drug authority (EFDA); formerly named as Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority (FMHACA).

Question: What are special requirements for Agricultural Products in Ethiopia?


Food and agricultural products subjected to Compulsory Ethiopian Standards (CES)Certificate of Conformity (COC)
Plant and plant productsPhytosanitary Certificate
Oilseeds and grains, including rice-do-

Question: What is the level of Financial Integration in Ethiopia?

Answer: Unlike North African countries, Ethiopia is a closed economy and does not allow international banks to operate in Ethiopia. However, some of the local banks that are Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Awash Bank and Dashen Bank are fully integrated with international financial system. However, due to shortage of foreign currency in the country third party payments routed through UAE is a norm in international trade transactions in Ethiopia.