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24.01
2020
Business opportunities in Ethiopia: Textiles and leather
At an information event on Ethiopia on 24 January 2020 in Frankfurt, experts offered first-hand specialist and market information.

At an information event on Ethiopia on 24 January 2020 in Frankfurt, experts offered first-hand specialist and market information. Under the initiative, interested companies can receive up to 40 hours of free advice.

Ethiopia wants to establish itself as a new centre of the textile and clothing industry in Africa. The country has set itself very ambitious targets for this. So far, it is mainly Asian companies that are investing in Ethiopia. Meanwhile, the first Europeans are following suit.

The information event, sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics, offered companies in the textile/clothing/leather sector interested in business partnerships with Ethiopia, the opportunity to network and to exchange ideas with experts from local organisations and chambers, in addition to specialist information. The programme also included lectures on law and taxation, the political and financial framework conditions, as well as sales structures and logistics.

Free individual advice!

The Info Day is part of an initiative on business opportunities in Ethiopia in the textile and clothing sector, which also includes a supported individual advisory service:

Interested companies receive up to 40 hours of free advice (until December 2020), conducted by market experts from AHK, Agathon International and the Africa Association of German Business.

Organisor of the Ethiopia event and contact of the advisory initiative is SBS Systems for Business Solutions. Gesamtmasche supported the event as a Partner.