Ethiopia, Eritrea Plans One Stop Border Trade

Ethiopia is in preparation to set up one stop border service with Eritrea, in a bid to utilize Assab port.

“we have prepared customs protocol and the Ethiopian government has already submitted it to the Eritrean ministry of foreign affairs. We have finalized every preparation on Ethiopian side and we are waiting responses from Eritrean side,” said Debele Kabeta, commissioner of Ethiopian Customs Commission (ECC).

Ethiopia is also planning to install one stop border service post with Sudan, Somalia and Djibouti, after a success at Moyale.

Ethiopia is unbundling its foreign trade through access to port via Kenya, Somalia, Somaliland, Sudan and Eritrea, from the current 90pct saturated on Djibouti route.

Ashenafi Endale

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