About us


 
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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Events

Multinational brewer assigns new director for Ethiopian subsidiary

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Meta Abo Brewery, a subsidiary of Diageo,a British multinational known for alcoholic beverages,has appointed a new Managing Director for its Ethiopian operation.Read More 
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Service to procure wheat to stabilize market

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Following months of controversies with regards to the procurement of wheat, the Government of Ethiopia is to procure another batch of wheat amounting to 400,000 tons.Read More 
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Army commandos who marched to the PM office sentenced to imprisonment

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More than 60 military commandos who decided to match on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and raise their issues regarding pay and benefits were sentenced to serve five to 14 years of imprisonment by the Martial Court of the Federal Defense Force.Read More 
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Rejuvenating the GERD

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Launched in 2011 with a plan to be finalized in five years, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) still has four more years to go before completion marking 11 years, if not more.Read More 
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IFC guarantees Ethiopia’s import bills

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The International Finance Corporation (IFC), best known as the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, has inked agreements to guarantee Ethiopia’s global trade, mostly involving import bills.Read More 
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Active sectors

The Ethiopian Netherlands Business Association has members active in various sectors. The agriculture sector is a very important sector for the Dutch Business But there are more great sectors to participate in .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Horticulture Sector
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tourism Sector
 
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,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beverages
 
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 .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Member Benefits
 

 
  • Access to the Collective Lobby Agenda
  • Access to ENLBA’s External and Internal Network
  • Practical and Individual Hands-on Assistance.
  • Weekly Newsletter that Covers the Business and Political Climate of the Country
  • Quarterly Networking Event (Borreloverleg)
  • Yearly Event
 
 
 
 
ENLBA events in 2019
 
2019 The Dutch -Ethiopian Business Dialogue
 
February -2019 Yearly Event
 
2019 Borreloverleg #1
 
2019 Borreloverleg #2
 
2019 Borreloverleg #3
 
2019 Borreloverleg #4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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).