The U.S. Foreign Commercial Service (CS) Department of Commerce Ethiopia opened its doors at the U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa in 2014. The U.S. Commercial Service Ethiopia Office is the leading U.S. export trade agency for the U.S. government. We provide assistance to U.S. companies wishing to do business in Ethiopia by helping them navigate the government tender process, facilitating market access and transparency, and identifying key requirements for opening new offices or investment projects.

There are unlimited trade and investment opportunities for U.S. companies interested in the priority sectors: renewable energy, aviation, healthcare, hospitality and tourism, roads and railways, textile, and agricultural business. Although the banking and IT sectors are closed to foreign companies, there are many opportunities for joint ventures, and downstream services in these sectors. This is where U.S. companies can make their greatest impact: providing value for money, quality and reliable services.

Some of our most successful companies are SMEs that use our Single Company Profile service for due diligence, or for branding their company in the market , our Single Company Promotion, and Signature Gold Key services to find local partners, clients, and agents, and obtain appointments with key decision-makers. Please explore our website:  to find out how to make great business connections; receive counseling on the market and sector of interest; launch your export products; find good local partners; and participate on key priority sector trade missions.

We also have great opportunities for Ethiopians to join a delegation to our International Buyer Program trade shows 2017 International Buyer Program (PDF 480 KB). Ethiopian companies interested in participating on trade delegations to these shows please contact us at:

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