investment info




Dutch business support instruments available for Ethiopia (especially PSOM/PSI) have been very successful and are highly regarded by the Ethiopian Government. In the last 10 years, 56 investors have successfully started a joint venture with a local company through PSI.

Using Public-Private Partnerships (PPP’s) the Netherlands Government supported the development of a number of specific sectors: horticulture, seed/planting material, dairy, and oilseeds.

Please see below for specific information on the currently available instruments provided by the Dutch government and investment incentives of the Ethiopian government.



NL Agency
NL Agency (Agentschap NL) is a division of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs that carries out policy and subsidy programs focusing on sustainability, innovation, international business, and cooperation.
Below is a selection of programs available for Ethiopia.
For more information on Agency NL click here.

Agri-Business Support Facility
The Agri-Business Support Facility is an initiative in-line with the Netherlands’ policy framework of enhancing nutrition and food security through private sector participation in the food chain. It is an initiative executed by a Dutch Consortium with the cooperation and support from the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce.



To encourage private investment and promote the inflow of foreign capital and technology into Ethiopia, and pursuant to the investment objectives enlisted in article 5 of the investment proclamation, the council of ministers issued a list of investment areas eligible for investment incentives.

(please note that there is a difference between the list of investment areas open for foreign investors and the list of investment areas eligible for investment incentives)

This page contains details of the incentives as laid out by the Council of Ministers Regulation No. 270/2012.

Exemption from Payment of Customs Import Duty