How to export from Ethiopia?

Complete procedures to export goods from Ethiopia



How to export from Ethiopia? What are the export registration procedures, export customs process, export cargo movement methods in Ethiopia? Explain the export methodology in Ethiopia.


Information given here explains about step by step procedures that need to be finished with Ethiopia government authority for exportation from Ethiopia.


Every natural or legal person who wishes to export from Ethiopia can do so. For commercial purpose, a registered trade with concerned license (if required) as per the business is required to export.  The business is needed to obtain Export License issued by Ministry of Trade as per the goods if required and export permit by commercial banks.

The Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA) is the body responsible for collecting revenue from customs duties and domestic taxes. It is responsible to protect the society from adverse effects of smuggling and facilitates the legitimate movement of goods and people across the border.

All export documentation must be completed correctly to avoid any missed shipments, port demurrage charges or fines to the business. The export documents required in Ethiopia depends up on the regular trade policy of Ethiopia Government, the nature of goods exporting, specific goods exporting from Ethiopia. Understanding the right documents is essential for smooth import and export procedures.


Generally in all countries there are three stages of process for export.    One time registration procedure to obtain export licence, documentation needed for exportation and Export customs clearance formalities.   Detailed information on these three stages of exports has been mentioned separately in this website.  You may click below those information links to know more about step by step procedures on how to export:


Export Registration and Licence procedures

Export Customs procedures

Export documents required



This post explains about different phases in export process that every exporter needs to go through for completing export from Ethiopia.



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Ased: I am interested to know the procedures of export and import in ethiopia well.

gowrav: I want to export pulse from India to Ethiopia , I have some contact from Ethiopia they want to buy some containers of masoor dal , I don't have any experience with that , does your company export to Ethiopia

seyfe : we are Ethiopian Agricultural production for example coffee, soyabean. green mung and the other production do you want to import Ethiopian agriculture production?

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