Investing in Ethiopia

     1, What is the legal framework for foreign investment in Ethiopia?

There are various laws and regulations related to foreign investment in Ethiopia, including:

  • Investment Proclamation (No. 769/2012)
  • Investment (Amendment) Proclamation (No. 849/2014)
  • Investment Incentives and Investment Areas Reserved for Domestic Investors Council of Ministers Regulation (No. 270/2012)
  • Investment Incentives and Investment Areas Reserved for Domestic Investors Council of Ministers (Amendment) Regulation (No. 312/2014)
  • Industrial Parks Proclamation (No. 886/2015)
  • Directive on Transparency in Foreign Currency Allocation and Foreign Exchange Management (No. FXD/46/2017)

The full text of each of these laws/regulations can be found at this link: http://www.investethiopia.gov.et/information-center/publications. Further information on investment legislation and processes can be found on the website of the Ethiopian Investment Commission: http://www.investethiopia.gov.et/.