Economic Cooperation

Bilateral economic relations

The economic relations between Ethiopia and Germany are well established. For most of the recent history, Germany has been the number 1 importer of coffee from Ethiopia, the most important export prod...

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First Airbus on the African Continent

On 29 June, Ambassador Schmidt attended the christening and test flight of the first Airbus jet that was ever bought by an African airline. Ethiopian Airlines is in the process of buying 14 A350 xwb (...

German business representatives meet Director General for Business Diplomacy

The Ethiopian Government is planning investment promotion events in cooperation with the German Business Association for Africa on 11 May in Hamburg and with the Munich Chamber of Commerce on 12 May in Munich. In preparation of these events W/O Hirut Zemene, Director General for Business Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, met representatives of 18 German businesses based in Addis Ababa at the German Embassy on Wednesday, 20 April. She briefed the representatives on the upcoming events and listened to their feedback on the current investment climate in Ethiopia.

First planting of crop for German vegetable and fruit production in SNNPR

On 23rd of March 2016, Ambassador Joachim Schmidt symbolically planted the first crop for a produce plantation of Veg Box Horticulture, an investment of FruitBox Africa GmbH – a company based in Frank...

Made in Ethiopia: Official opening of a MAN CKD-assembly in Ethiopia

A new CKD-assembly line („CKD“ means „Completely Knocked Down“) of the German truck manufacturer MAN was officially opened on 11 March 2016 in Mekele in cooperation with the MAN-partner Mesfin Industr...

Symposium by the "VDMA"

Symposium by the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association in Addis Ababa Ethiopia pursues the ambitious plan to change the country into a manufacturing hub for Africa until 2025. It thus p...


The Energiewende moves forward: the German Government sets out the parameters for energy and climate policy over the next few years

Germany wants to increase the percentage of its electricity supply that comes from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to between 40 and 45 percent by 2025 and then to between 55 and 60 percent by 2035. By the same token, this should enable CO2 emissions to be reduced by 40 percent by 2020.

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Germany has the EU’s largest innovation system. It supports an export-oriented economy with a thick layer of internationally competitive firms, notably in manufacturing....

German Health Care Works Worldwide

German Health Care Works Worldwide   Germany's health care service works for the people it serves, at home and abroad. This can be attributed, first and foremost, to the country's years of experience in delivering innovative, reliable, high-quality products and services to domestic and foreign users. The initiative "Health – Made in Germany" now aims to bring the German health care industry's strengths to even more places around the world.

Wind turbines

The energy turnaround challenge

Jühnde is a place with a lot of energy: the village with 800 inhabitants in Lower Saxony became Germany’s first bioenergy village in 2005. It is completely self-sufficient with its own supply of power and heating from biomass. The pioneering project awakened a great deal of worldwide interest. Delegations travelled from the USA and Japan to learn how energy is produced from liquid manure, maize and grain in a biogas plant.


IDEAS - Innovation Prosperity

Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service

The Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service is the central point of contact for any questions concerning research and innovation funding. The centre informs potential applicants about the federal research structure, funding programmes and the persons to contact as well as about current funding priorities and initiatives.

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Germany as a location for business and investment

Germany's location at the heart of Europe gives foreign investors and visitors to trade fairs access to the entire European Union market. Make use of this opportunity!

The promotion of foreign trade

Here you will find information on the economic situation in Ethiopia and an overview of the foreign trade promotion by the Federal Foreign Office.

RETech - The internet portal all around waste management and recycling "Made in Germany"

The portal presents all aspects of the German industry: From proven and innvovative technologies to legislation, financing, stakeholders and international projects. In addition, it offers possibilities to connect with German companies and institutions. The internet portal is part of Export Initiative Recycling and Efficiency Technologies by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, promoting knowledge transfers and technology export in waste management and recycling.

German Business Portal

German Business Portal

supports your business with Germany. It offers answers to all trade-related questions and concerns and facilitates crossborder trade in the field of goods and services – from work permit to customs duty. All information is provided in English straight to your desktop at

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The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

 The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) was founded on 26th January 2009 in Bonn. 

News about IRENA view at the attached link!

Economic Cooperation

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Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Logo Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad and its network of partners throughout the world, GTAI supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.

Deutschland - Portal

The Deutschland Portal is the central, non-commercial access to Germany on the Internet.

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Aug 18, 2017 11:13 AM

Vishal Sikka resigns as Infosys CEO after rift with founders

In a surprise announcement on Friday, Vishal Sikka resigned as CEO of IT giant Infosys, citing "increasingly personal" attacks by the company's founders. Shares in Infosys tanked following the news.

Aug 17, 2017 5:38 PM

Can clean synthetic diesel fuels succeed?

Some German industry officials have lately been touting 'e-fuels,' synthetic liquid fuels that can be burned in diesel engines, as an alternative to an all-electric automotive future. Is this workable - or mere PR?

Aug 17, 2017 4:11 PM

Barcelona revolts against those pesky tourists

Around 30 million tourists flocked to the Catalan capital in 2016 - a major economic boon for the city. However, the downside of the tourist influx is catching up with the locals. Santiago Sáez reports from Barcelona.

Aug 17, 2017 3:58 PM

Alibaba profits double on e-commerce boom

Chinese largest e-commerce firm, Alibaba, has reported above-estimates quarterly earnings, saying its net profit almost doubled on the back of solid revenue growth in its core shopping business and in cloud computing.

Aug 17, 2017 3:44 PM

Can Trump succeed in curbing China's intellectual property 'theft'?

Intellectual property (IP) is back in focus after US President Trump asked his trade office to look into the issue of China allegedly stealing American technology and IP, and eroding US firms' competitive edge.

Aug 17, 2017 11:41 AM

Ericsson mulls cutting a quarter of its global workforce

Swedish mobile networks company Ericsson may lay off tens of thousands of employees in a bid to speed up its cost-cutting program, a local newspaper has warned. The firm has had to grapple with fierce competition.

Aug 17, 2017 8:23 AM

China is United States' biggest creditor once again

Just as US President Donald Trump seeks to target Beijing over what he thinks are "unfair trade practices," the Treasury Department has confirmed that China has more holdings of US debt than any other nation.

Aug 17, 2017 4:33 AM

Internet companies join backlash against neo-Nazi groups

Major tech firms are denying services to white supremacists in response to Charlottesville violence. The crackdown is a rare departure for an industry that has faced criticism for not doing enough to block hate speech.

German-Ethiopian Economic Conference

German and Ethiopian well-known enterprises and key political decision makers are expected to attend the German-Ethiopian Economic Conference on the 31st of May 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. For further information about the conference and to register turn to the website of the state of Baden-Württemberg: