A newly established coffee roasting firm which aims to export a value added and processed coffee, is about to export its first batch of roasted coffees with an immediate entry to Chinese and South African markets.
With the Ethiopian Horticultural industry on the rise and becoming an important source of foreign exchange to the nation, the Ethiopian Horticultural Producer Exporters Association in collaboration with Addis Ababa University has held a timely research conference on agro-logistics inside the Intercontinental Hotel last weekend.
Coffee exporters have been suffering from and grappling with theft and fear of escalated reputation distortion, as container pilferage continues to cause considerable losses to bagged and containerized coffee, The Reporter has learnt.
After years of debatable polices with regard to leather exports and value addition, the local tanneries and leather factories have once again voiced their frustration against the government on lack of support, incentives and its “favoritism” shown to foreign investors.
Teaming up to exploit trade and tourism upshots from the upcoming Dubai trade fair, the Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) and the Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO), seek to secure USD 63 million worth of trade deals.
Withthe country struggling to contend with the extended security crisis, more reports are emerging revealing an alarming trendin the performance of Ethiopia’sexport sectorasthe Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI) continues tograpple with illicittrade activities.
The export of some 104,000 tons of coffee has generated USD 334 million. When added with the USD five million generated from spices exports and USD 1.6 million from tea; the total export value Ethiopia has bagged during the current half fiscal year stands at USD 340 million.