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Citywaivers tax claims on 7,800 businesses

The Addis Ababa City Administration has decided to wipe the slate clean for some 6000 category “C” taxpayers who have been in a protracted tax valuation dispute with the city revenue authority; while dropping the charges against additional 1,780 businesses under its tax jurisdiction. 

New player makes least offer in latest wheat bid   

WifagMabrouk General Trading, a new entrant to the Ethiopian wheat market along with its local agent Aplas Importer Plc, have managed to give a lowest offer of USD 108 million (3.04 billion birr) for the supply of 400,000 metric tons of wheat.

Poly GCL negotiates on government’s stake on gas project

The Chinese company, which is in the process of developing the natural gas fields in the Ogaden basin, Somali Regional State, Poly GCL Petroleum Investment, is negotiating with the Ethiopian Minerals, Petroleum and Bio Fuel Corporation on the government’s interest in the gas development project.

IFCreinitiatesPPP dialogue forum

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) – dubbed as the private sector arm of the World Bank Group –has brought together public and private entities to reinitiate the public private dialogue forum.

Controversy simmers over contaminated wheat import

The Ethiopian Trade Corporation has vehemently deniedthe recent social media reports regarding an allegedimportation of a contaminated wheat consignment, which was deemed unfit for consumption. The Corporation toldThe Reporterthat the accusation is completely untrue.

Ethiopia to host biggest trade faire 

The 3rd edition of the international trade show, agrofood&plastprintpackof Ethiopia, scheduled to take place from 09-11 May, 2019, is said to be the biggest exhibition ever to be hosted in the country, The Reporter has learnt.

 Team Ethiopia at EU

Concluding his first World Economic Forum (WEF) stint at Davos, Switzerland, and having delivered his first address to one of the most prestigious gathering of the global elite, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) paid a short visit to the snowy capital of the European Union (EU) where he wandered the halls of the EU Commission and schmoozed powerful men at Brussels including Donald Tusk, European Council President, Jean-Claude Juncker,European Union Commission President, and Federica Mogherini, EU Commission Vice President and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. 

Commission considers legal actions against flower farms

The Federal Environment, Forest and Climate Changes Commission and the Oromia Environment, Forest and Climate Changes Authority are considering duplicating the legal measures taken against tanneries,for what was said to be a repeated environmental pollution offenses, on flower farms in various location in the country and the regional state, The Reporter has learnt.