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Requirements for Investment

Mode of Doing Business

  • Sole proprietorship
  • Business organization incorporated in Ethiopia or abroad

Capital Requirements

      A. Minimum capital requirements for wholly owned foreign investment:

           US$200,000 per project

      B. Minimum capital requirement for investments in partnership with domestic investors 

          US$150,000 per project

      C. No minimum capital is required for new projects by investors who invest profits or dividends generated from existing ventures.

The first step for foreign investors to start a business in Ethiopia is to approach the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) in order to get an investment license.