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Ministry of Trade (Ethiopia) (ET-MOT)


The Ministry of Trade is the official ministry for business registration in Ethiopia.

"The Ministry of Trade was re-established in August1995 under -- proclamation No 4/1995 issued to provide for the definition of powers and duties of the executive organs of the Federal Democratic Republic ofEthiopia (FDRE).

The Ministry was again reorganized with a proclamation No 619/2003 issued to amend the reorganization of the executive organs of the Federal Democratic Republic Ethiopia Proclamation No 256/2001. With this proclamation and by other laws, the Ministry has been given the power to supervise and coordinate five government institutions that are involved in the promotion & development of trade, industry and investment activities.

The Ministry of Trade shall have the powers and duties to:

Encourage and register the establishment of chambers of commerce and sectorial associations including consumers associations and strengthen those already established(Chambers of Commerce and Sectorial Association Establishment Proclamation No.341/2003)." [1]


  • Coverage: ET

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