A study conducted on the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway line has found out the broader economic significance of the line prevails in freight and bulk shipments rather than passenger transportation, The Reporter has learnt.
In a bid to raise its tax revenue, the Ethiopian Government has tabled a draft excise tax proclamation to the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) that would see a sharp rise in taxation of second-hand imported vehicles, which could go as high as 500 percent.
Despite the country facing shortages in wheat supply, 2300 metric tons of wheat import stored at the Port of Djibouti for more than five months, has been exposed to contamination, The Reporter has learnt. The import is thought to be worth around USD one million.
The recently established customs law enforcement entity, theFederal Custom Commission, has sent around 1,410 new recruitsto the Federal Police to receive trainings before their deployment to all custom stations across the nation, The Reporter has learnt.
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.