As the successor of the informal Dutch Business Council, the Ethiopian-Netherlands Business Association (ENLBA) was established to better assist the Dutch businesses in Ethiopia as well as serve as a point of entry for new Dutch investors. The ENLBA acts as a practical hands-on helpdesk but, and more important, it is established to facilitate the information and knowledge sharing within the Dutch Business Community. The ENLBA has strong ties with the Dutch Embassy, the Agri-Business Support Facility and the European Business Forum in Ethiopia, as well as with the various Ethiopian Sectorial Associations and the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce. We encourage our members to use our network.
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Actively provides relevant information (weekly newsletters, alerts etc.), Organises quarterly Business Meetings ("borreloverleg"), Organizes business and field visits, Assists in practical matters, Organises and structures the collective lobby agenda, Provides linkages to other organizations, Does all that is necessary to assist Dutch Investors!
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Any investor wanting to start up a business in Ethiopia needs to be well prepared and well informed. The minimum capital required for a foreign investor is USD 200.000 per project*. However, for instance, if a foreign investor invests in partnership with a domestic investor the minimum capital required is reduced to USD 150.000.
This covers commercial manufacturing that starts with raw animal, vegetable or marine materials and transforms them into food stuff or edible products such as dairy, meat, vegetable, bakery, grain, and cereals.
Horticulture is the branch of agriculture that deals with the art, science, technology, and ... They work as gardeners, growers, therapists, designers, and technical advisors in the food and non-food sectors
The livestock sector provides us with meat, dairy, and eggs, as well as wool and leather. The sector generates great investment opportunity.
The service industries which benefit from tourism include transportation services, such as airlines, cruise ships, and taxicabs; hospitality services, such as accommodations, including hotels and resorts; and entertainment venues,
also known as aquafarming, is the farming of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants, algae, and other aquatic organisms.
Though agriculture plays a dominant role in the economy, to improve and advance the sector's productivity, the government has been dedicating its energy and resources.
The basic necessity of food and beverage supply to meet the nutritional demands of a growing global population should make investments in the food and beverage sector .
The Engineering & Construction industry consists of companies engaged in the construction of commercial buildings, civil engineering projects, and utility and more.
Access to the collective lobby agenda
Access to ENLBA’s external network
Practical and individual hands-on assistance.
Borreloverleg @ R&D
Jaarlijks ENLBA event
HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Any investor wanting to start up a business in Ethiopia needs to be well prepared and well informed. The minimum capital required for a foreign investor is USD 200.000 per project.
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A legalized copy of an official English translation of your Memorandum of Association (statuten) and Articles of Association (oprichtingsakte).