Thursday, December 7, 2023

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Birhanu Fikade

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Sudan offers a 30 percent port utilization service with cheaper prices

Urges Ethiopia to allow Sudanese banks to operate here A Sudanese business delegation, which has been in town for a weeklong diplomatic mission, has tabled a 30 percent port utilization services the government can provide to Ethiopia via the Port of Sudan.

Ethiopia welcomes DP World’s move to develop Berbera Port

The Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority (EMAA) has welcomed the news that the Dubai-based giant port operator, DP World, has inked a USD 442 million deal to develop Berber Port in partnership with the Somaliland government.

Tariff protection for wire rod aggrieves wire processors

A group of wire processing factories has written an official letter of complaint to the Office of the Prime Minister recently following a case that involved a tariff protection regime put in place to protect wire rod manufacturers, most important ingredient to wire processing (nail manufacturing) plants, and a purported plan to support one wire rode manufacturer in Ethiopia.

French firm to aide Ethiopia on WTO accession

French agency extends more funds to Ethiopia  DMI Associates, a prominent legal consultancy firm based in Lyon, France, has been approached to assist the Ethiopian Government on its long overdue World Trade Organization (WTO) accession process and on the reform of the customs management system.

Defending the developmental approach

Professor Go Shimada (PhD) is one of the Japanese scholars who have been advocating the introduction of Kaizen in Ethiopia.

Ministry denies blame against misuse of UNDP fund

A United Nations Development Program (UNDP) funded project at the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources has been under the spotlight in connection with the misuse of a one-million-dollar worth laboratory renovation project, it was learnt.

Gov’t showers manufacturers with incentives

90 percent non-collateralized credits for investors entering Hawassa Park Winning over ten global giants in textile manufacturing to harbor in the newly built Hawassa Industrial Park, the Government of Ethiopia has proposed a highly generous incentive package to all local manufacturers willing to set up shop at the newly built industrial park located in Hawassa town, capital city of the Southern Regional State.

ECX members lambast new directive

Intermediary members at the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) fear that a newly introduced directive by the Ministry of Trade could potentially harm their participations and possibly force them to leave the trading floor, it was learnt.

Patented Ethiopian leather products to hit global markets

Ethiopian high-end leather goods, with a legally protected patent and intellectual property rights, are set to hit global markets soon, it was learnt.

Unregulated elevators pose eminent danger on safety

For long, buildings in Ethiopia are fitted with elevators and recently with escalators and conveyors. However, this growing form of vertical transportation is said...