Guide to Sending Parcels to Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the oldest countries in Africa, and home to some of the most ancient hominid remains ever found. Not surprising then that modern Ethiopia is an assemblage of 80-plus ethnic groups. And it produces more coffee than any other African nation - that may explain why Ethiopians are some of the world's fastest long-distance runners.

Ethiopia's population - 112 million - is Africa's second largest, and boasts one of the continent's fastest growing economies. However, e-commerce is still in its early stages there, but the Ehtiopian government is drafting legislation to govern the country's e-commerce just as Ethiopia's banks are launching e-banking services. And like the hominids of old, today's Ethiopians are evolving to the new commercial world.

Information for this page was taken from the Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority.

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Easy Tracking Information

Shipments through Secureship come with full, easy to read tracking information to Ethiopia

Full tracking information for parcels to Ethiopia is available with Secureship
Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Jul 26, 2021
8:49 am
Gondar, GO, ET
Delivered
Jul 25, 2021
7:18 am
Bahir Dar , BD, ET
In transit
Jul 24, 2021
9:03 pm
Nazret, NA, ET
International Clearance
Jul 24, 2021
8:14 am
Addis Ababa, AA, ET
In transit
Jul 24, 2021
12:17 am
Toronto, ON, CA
In transit
Jul 23, 2021
4:30 pm
Ottawa, ON, CA
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Disclaimer!

While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, Customs laws and procedures change regularly so it is important to consult a licensed broker in Ethiopia before shipping any goods.

Types of Shipments

Not all types of shipments are created equal. Shipping a television will require different paperwork, duties, and taxes than shipping an accounting statement, for example.
Shipping Documents Only Image to Ethiopia

Documents Only

Most documents can be shipped to Ethiopia duty-free as long as they have no commercial value. The following items are accepted as document shipments:

  • Airline tickets
  • Annual reports
  • Bids
  • Blueprints
  • Business cards
  • Charts, maps
  • Computer print-outs
  • Credit cards
  • Diplomas, examination papers
  • Drawings, including sepia drawings
  • Driver's licence
  • Greeting cards, invitations, and gift cards
  • Manuscripts
  • Negotiable bonds, drafts, and cash letters
  • Passports
  • Periodicals and publications
  • Photographs
  • Price lists
  • Seismic data and specifications sheets
  • Visa applications

The following items may also be shipped from Canada to Ethiopia as document shipments if they meet the criteria as shown in the table below:

Brochures Maximum weight of 5 kg
Catalogues Maximum weight of 3 kg
Envelopes Blank envelopes only
Event tickets for concerts, stage performances, and soccer (football) matches Only if the tickets are NOT shipped from a printing company or the organiser of an event
Forms Blank forms only
Newsletters Only intercompany documents with no commercial value
Manuals Only those of a technica naturel

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US

Shipping Gifts to Ethiopia

Shipping Gifts

Shipping gifts from Canada to Ethiopia with a value up to 250 ETB (about $7 CAD) or less will be exempt from duty. Gifts must be for personal use and have no commercial value.

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

If you ship a gift to someone in Ethiopia from Canada with a value up to 250 ETB (about $7 CAD) or less it will be exempt from duty. Gifts must be intended for personal use of the addressee or his/her family and they are not meant to be sold.

Shipments from Business-to-Business

All gift shipments from a business in Canada to a business in Ethiopia will incur duty and taxes.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

A gift shipment from a business in Canada to an individual in Ethiopia will be charged duty and taxes regardless of the value of the gift.

Gift Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • The words 'Gift Shipment' or 'Unsolicited Gift' are included on the commercial invoice, even if the shipment is sent at Christmas time (see sample)
  • List the items in the parcel and write the value of each
  • Sending more than one gift in the parcel? Wrap and tag each one individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Tafari Makonnen
1941 Haile Selassie St.
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

Phone: +251 92 359 0155
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift Shipment: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $79.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $79.99
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge


Multiple Gifts in One Shipment

If you are sending more than one gift in one parcel, ensure that you wrap and tag each one individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Tafari Makonnen
1941 Haile Selassie St.
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

Phone: +251 92 359 0155
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift - Roger: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $39.99
1 Each Gift - Erica: Handwoven French Canadian Catalogne Blanket

CA $49.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $89.98
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Sources:
https://www.indiapost.gov.in/MBE/DOP_PDFFiles/Client_Guide_en.pdf

Shipping personal effects/belongings to Ethiopia

Shipping Personal Effects

Shipping personal effects to Ethiopia may incur duty depending on the nature and quantity of items being imported, and on who is the shipper of the goods.

Moving Temporarily

Students

There is no information at this time regarding students moving temporarily from Canada to Ethiopia for their studies.

Non-Students

If you are moving for the first time to Ethiopia, you are allowed to import your personal belongings duty-free if:

  • The shipment value is no more than $5,000 USD (about $6,065 CAD)
  • There is no more than 1 unit of each type of electronic device
  • The documents arrive in Ethiopia 15 days before the goods are shipped
Moving permanently

Ethiopian nationals returning to live permanently in Ethiopia may import their personal effects duty-free under the following conditions:

  • Items are shipped to Ethiopia within 3 months of the owner's arrival
  • The goods are same as when they left the country
  • Items are allowed entry by the Ethiopian Revenue & Customs Authority
  • Items shipped are for personal use only, i.e. they have no commercial value

Personal effects are for the use of its owner and his or her family. They include:

  • Furniture, carpets, pictures, linen, dishes, glassware, and cutlery
  • Sewing machines
  • Binoculars, cameras (including movie cameras up to 16 mm)
  • No more than 1 unit of each type of electronic device
  • Sports equipment
  • Toys for personal use of family members and approved by customs
  • 2 L of beverages with or without alcohol
  • Tobacco products up to the following amounts:
    • Cigars - maximum of 100 cigars
    • Cigarettes - 20 packs
    • Tobacco - maximum of 500 g
  • Instruments and tools required for the profession or trade of the shipper
Personal Effects Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Personal Effects' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided

Sources:
http://admin.theiguides.org/Media/Documents/Ethiopia_Customs_Guide.pdf
https://www.ifrc.org/Global/Publications/IDRL/Customs-ProclamationNo.%20859-2014%20ETH.pdf
https://www.pssremovals.com/pdfs/FIDI/M_Svcs_Customsregulation_Ethiopia.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Tafari Makonnen
1941 Haile Selassie St.
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

Phone: +251 92 359 0155
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
5 Pairs Personal Effects: 5 pairs of various types of shoes

IN $40.00
1 Each Personal Effects: Arc'terix Winter Jacket

CA $478.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Personal Effects
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $678.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Food, Chocolate, Candies to Ethiopia

Food, Chocolate, Candies

Food products and vitamin supplements may be imported into Ethiopia, but are restricted to certain items listed in the Ethiopian Revenue & Customs Authority and require a specific licence from the Ministry of Public Health.

You May Ship

  • Food products
  • Baby food
  • Vitamin supplements
  • Chocolate
  • Candy

Do Not Ship

  • Soft drinks
  • Alcoholic beverages
Food, Chocolate, Candies Checklist
  • Clearly indicate 'Food' on the commercial invoice in the General Description or Remarks section (see sample)
  • Ensure that your food, chocolate, or candies may be imported into the country
  • You are not shipping commercial quantities (for any duty & tax exemption)
  • Check with your carrier that they will accept food shipments

Sources:
https://www.commerce.gov.pk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Import-Profile-2020-ethiopia.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Tafari Makonnen
1941 Haile Selassie St.
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

Phone: +251 92 359 0155
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Nestle Chocolate Bars in original packaging expiring May 2021 (shelf life of 6 months or longer)

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent / Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Promotional Material to Ethiopia

Samples

Commercial samples are those shipped for display and demonstration purposes at exhibitions or sales promotion events. The objective is to encourage future purchases of the samples, not to sell them.

Samples shipped from Canada to Ethiopia may be exempt from duty if the shipment is valued under $1,000 USD (about $ 1,200 CAD), and the:

  • Items are displayed at an exhibition
  • Items are shown at a sales promotional event
  • Items are not prohibited goods
Commercial Sample Checklist
  • A Commercial Invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Clearly indicate 'Commercial Samples' on the commercial invoice in the General Description & Detailed Description of Goods (see sample)
  • The item shipped has tearing, perforation, slashing, defacing, or has permanent marking clearing indicating the item as commercial sample

Sources:
https://www.commerce.gov.pk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Import-Profile-2020-ethiopia.pdf http://admin.theiguides.org/Media/Documents/Ethiopia_Customs_Guide.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Tafari Makonnen
1941 Haile Selassie St.
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

Phone: +251 92 359 0155
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Commercial Sample - Advanced reading copy of Dan Brown's novel.

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Commercial Sample
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Sending Promotional material to Ethiopia

Advertising Material

Advertising material may be shipped temporarily to Ethiopia from Canada provided its value is under $1,000 USD (about $1,200 CAD).

Also, advertising material must be authorized by Ethiopian customs and aimed for one of the following purposes:

  • Displayed at an exhibition
  • Shown as part of a sales promotion activity

NOTE:
The material must NOT be for sale.

Advertising Material Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Promotional Material - Not for Resale' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Tafari Makonnen
1941 Haile Selassie St.
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

Phone: +251 92 359 0155
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Promotional Material: Not for Resale. Product pamphlets to hand out at trade show.

CA $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Promotional Material
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Sources:
https://www.commerce.gov.pk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Import-Profile-2020-ethiopia.pdf http://admin.theiguides.org/Media/Documents/Ethiopia_Customs_Guide.pdf


Have your goods warranty repaired in Ethiopia

Repairs

Equipment sent to Ethiopia from Canada for repair will incur duty on the cost of the repair or value added to the product. The equipment must be returned to Canada within 6 months of its arrival in Ethiopia.

Items Under Warranty

If a piece of equipment under warranty is shipped to Canada from Ethiopia for repairs, duty and taxes will be incurred only on the shipping and insurance charges.

Equipment must re-enter Ethiopia no longer than 12 months after it left the country for Canada.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

Equipment that is no longer under warranty and is returning to Canada from Ethiopia after repairs, will be charged GST on the value of the repair and on any new parts required to complete the repair.

Sending Product for Repair to Ethiopia

Equipment sent to Ethiopia from Canada for repair will incur duty on the cost of the repair or the value added to the equipment. Repaired equipment must be re-exported within 6 months from the date of importation in Ethiopia.

Returning Repaired Product to Ethiopia

Equipment repaired in Canada and returned to Ethiopia may be exempt from duty and taxes if it meets the following criteria:

  1. Repaired equipment is returned to Ethiopia within a maximum period of 1 year from its departure from Ethiopia.
  2. Shipper provides proof to the Ethiopian Revenue & Customs Authority that equipment cannot be repaired in Ethiopia.
Repair Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'REPAIR & RETURN' under the General Description or Remarks, and include the estimated time of return (see sample)
  • Include repair contract with shipment
  • Serial or product number and the cost of repairs should be indicated under the Detailed Description of Goods section
  • Include the original shipping documents or tracking number from when the item was first exported to Ethiopia or exported to Canada (depending on which case applies)
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment

Sources:
https://www.ifrc.org/Global/Publications/IDRL/Customs-ProclamationNo.%20859-2014%20ETH.pdf
https://www.commerce.gov.pk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Import-Profile-2020-ethiopia.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Tafari Makonnen
1941 Haile Selassie St.
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

Phone: +251 92 359 0155
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Fossil Watch being sent for repair - Model E5, serial # 789456FG7E2 - Repair Cost $76.00

US $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Warranty Repair
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Temporary Imports / Exports for shipments to Ethiopia

Temporary Imports

Importing items temporarily into Ethiopia may be exempt from duties and taxes when they are shipped for specific purposes. A deposit equivalent to the import duties and taxes is required.

Temporary imports into Ethiopia cannot be prohibited goods, but may include the following:

  • Items for display at exhibitions
  • Items that have no commercial value and are not intended for sale
  • Commercial samples displayed at sales promotional activities

Items must be returned within one year from date of arrival in Ethiopia.

ATA Carnets

Ethiopia does not recognise ATA Carnets for the importation of temporary goods to the country.

Temporary Imports Checklist
  • Commercial Invoice clearly stating 'Temporary Import'. This must be written in the General Description section and the Detailed Description of Goods. (see sample)
  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than the period listed above
  • Include your ATA Carnet with your shipment (if applicable)
  • Include the expected return date or the date that it was originally received within the country (whichever applies)
  • Any above listed items not listed in this checklist

Sources:
https://www.commerce.gov.pk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Import-Profile-2020-ethiopia.pdf
http://admin.theiguides.org/Media/Documents/Ethiopia_Customs_Guide.pdf.pdf

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Tafari Makonnen
1941 Haile Selassie St.
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

Phone: +251 92 359 0155
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 box Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment

CA $1032.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Temporary Imports
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1032.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge



Permanent Goods / Sold To an individual or business within Ethiopia

Permanent/Sold Goods

Anyone wishing to import goods into Ethiopia is required to obtain an import licence, which is issued by the Ministry of Trade.

Occasional Shipper

If you ship occasionally to Ethiopia, be aware that the recipient must first obtain an import licence issued by the Ministry of Trade.

Additional requirements may include the following:

  • Include 3 copies of the commercial invoice with your shipment
  • Provide a detailed description of the goods on the commercial invoice (in order to avoid customs delays).

Regular Shipper

If you regularly sell and ship goods to Ethiopia, we suggest you seek advice from a licenced customs broker in Ethiopia.

Sources:
https://www.commerce.gov.pk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Import-Profile-2020-ethiopia.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Tafari Makonnen
1941 Haile Selassie St.
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

Phone: +251 92 359 0155
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
15 Each Camera Lenses: Canon EF 50mm, Canon EF 85mm & wide-angle lenses.

CA $132.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent/Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1980.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Required Documents


Shipping packages internationally requires a lot of documentation. This process alone can be confusing and time-consuming. So we’ve narrowed down what documents you might need and ranked them based on likeliness of being needed.

Document Type When? Details
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading Always required This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel's destination.
Commercial Invoice Required for all non-document shipments
For all non-document shipments, you will require 3 copies of the commercial invoice (to be included with your shipping labels - These are for customs purposes and need to be included inside a document pouch outside of the box.

When creating a shipment through the Secureship website, the system will help you create this document automatically.

B13a Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good
A B13a is required if your shipment exceeds $2000 CAD or is a controlled good

Learn more about the B13a form here.
Certificate of Origin (COO) Infrequently required

Allows a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Ethiopia. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Ethiopia, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI) Infrequently required

Shows that the shipment has been insured.
Banks may request a certificate of insurance when providing letters of credit for the goods. Otherwise, it is generally your choice whether to purchase insurance for the shipment.
ATA Carnet Infrequently required

Used to avoid duties and taxes on shipments of temporary nature.
If you ship goods of temporary nature to and from a country, you can obtain an ATA Carnet to expedite the customs clearance process and ensure that anything of temporary nature is not charged duties and taxes.

See Temporary import section
Packing list Infrequently required

No specific form is required, but generally includes information regarding:

  • The exporter, importer and transport company
  • Date of issue
  • Number of freight invoice
  • Type and number of packages
  • Contents of each package
  • Marks and numbers
  • Net weight, gross weight and measurements of each package

Prohibited & Restricted Imports


Prohibited items are not allowed to be shipped to Ethiopia while restricted items may enter the country but must abide by rules like quantity limits or who may send them.

Prohibited Items

  • Used clothing
  • Goods of a commercial nature not imported officially
  • Bank notes
  • Any material that is offensive or contrary to the public order of Ethiopia
  • Blank credit cards
  • Non-prescription drugs
  • Knives
  • Alcoholic beverages

Restricted Items

  • Telecommunication equipment
  • Pharmaceuticals, medicines,
    and medical supplies
  • Baby food and food supplements
  • Cosmetics
  • Animal products
  • Foodstuffs
  • Recorded cassettes and video tapes
  • Magazines and books

Sources:
https://www.indiapost.gov.in/MBE/DOP_PDFFiles/Client_Guide_en.pdf
https://www.commerce.gov.pk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Import-Profile-2020-ethiopia.pdf
https://www.indiapost.gov.in/MBE/DOP_PDFFiles/Client_Guide_en.pdf

Duty & Taxes

Shipments to Ethiopia have VAT and duty charges calculated using the CIF method, i.e. the sum of the customs value plus insurance fees plus freight costs.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

By knowing the CIF value of a shipment, you will be able to predict the duty and taxes owed by the recipient.


Thresholds

There are no threshold values (also known as the de minimis value) below which no duty or taxes are incurred. This means all imports, regardless of value, will incur duty and VAT.


Currency Ethiopian Birr ETB
Duty Exemption (De minimis Value) N/A
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 15%
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
N/A
Tax Calculation Method CIF

Duties on Imports

Excise Taxes

Excise taxes are imposed on a selection of imported goods such as alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, and luxury items. The tax rate ranges from 5% to 500%.


  • Candy35%
  • Chocolate30%
  • Spirits and WinesVariable*
  • Tobacco75%
  • Books5%
  • Documents0%
  • Video Games & Consoles35%
  • Computers & Laptops5%
  • Tablets5%
  • Mobiles5%
  • Cameras30%
  • Accessories for Electronics10%
  • Coats35%
  • Beauty Products & Cosmetics35%
  • Jewellery35%
  • Shirts & Pants35%
  • Home Appliances10% - 30%
  • Toys35%
  • Sports Equipment20%

*Wine and whisky: 50%; all others: 100%

Sources:
https://www.intracen.org/uploadedFiles/intracenorg/Content/Redesign/Projects/PIGA/Ethiopia_Tax_Guide_booklet_20201021_web.pdf
https://www.2merkato.com/images/downloads/proclamation_307_2002.pdf
https://www.macmap.org/
https://customs.erca.gov.et/trade/help/tariff/search
https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com/w-016-1313?transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true

Ethiopia Shipping Insurance


You can purchase insurance through Secureship and it is provided by the carrier that will be transporting your shipment.

Each carrier will charge a different amount per $100 of declared insurance. If you indicate that you need insurance for your shipment our system will automatically include the insurance costs for your shipment.

Insurance is great to have in case your package is accidentally lost or damaged by the carrier. But be careful, not everything you ship is insurable. Worse - even if your package contains items that are insurable, if it doesn’t meet the ISTA 3A packaging standard, the insurance purchased through the carrier would not be available to you.

Here are some items that cannot be insured by the carrier:

  • Personal belongings
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Liquids (including alcohol)
  • Television
  • Jewellery in excess of $500
  • Perishable goods
  • Glass or Ceramic
  • And many more items

For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.

Questions about Shipping to Ethiopia



Can I ship to Ethiopia?

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