HuajianOne of the largest shoe exporters in China – Huajian – set up a factory in Ethiopia in 2011, as part of a plan to invest US$2 billion over 10 years in developing manufacturing clusters focused on shoemaking for export. The company produces shoes for brands such as Guess and Calvin Klein, and hopes to see its exports from Ethiopia reach US$4 billion within ten years.

Source: Deloitte, “Ethiopia, a Growth Miracle,” 2014; Centre for Economic Policy Research, “PEDL Research Note: The Role of Foreign Investment in Ethiopia’s Leather Value Chain”, 2013