Market Size and Access

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Sunday, 06 July 2014 17:13

Market Size and Access

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Ethiopia has enjoys potential market opportunities and preferential market access: 

  • Ethiopia has a large population and thus potentially one of the largest domestic markets in Africa;
  • Ethiopia’s proximity to the Middle East also offers potential market opportunities;
  • The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) embracing 19 countries with a population of 400 million;
  • preferential access to European Union market under the EU’s Everything-But-Arms (EBA) initiative ;
  • USA markets under the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA); and 
  • The Generalized System of Preference (GSP). 

Thus, most Ethiopian products can enter into these markets quota and duty free.