Areas of Investment Provided By the Ethiopian Investment Laws for Domestic and Foreign Investors
Do you want to know about areas of investment permitted for investment according to Ethiopian law? Below you will find these areas of investment divided by sector of investment.
A. Areas Of Investment Permitted For Foreign Investment
All major areas of investment are open for foreign investors other than the following. In other words except areas of investment mentioned under B, C and
C. Areas Reserved For Ethiopian Nationals Only:
D. Areas Reserved For Domestic Investors Only:
Capital Requirement for Foreign Investment in Ethiopia
Under the Investment proclamation No. 280/2002 (as amended), a foreign investor, who invests on his own, except in consultancy services and publishing, is required to invest not less than US $ 100,000 in cash and/or in kind for a single project. However, if he invests in partnership with domestic investor(s) the minimum capital required of him in US $ 60,000.
The minimum capital required of a wholly foreign investor investing in consultancy services or publishing is US $ 50,000, which may be in cash and/or in kind. This capital amount is lowered to US $ 25,000, if he invests in partnership with domestic investor(s). A foreign investor reinvesting his profit or dividends, or exporting 75% of his outputs, however, is not required to allocate a minimum capital.
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