Ministry Delegates Regional States to Issue License

Sep 8 , 2019

The Ministry of Trade & Industry has delegated regional states to issue import and export licenses. The Ministry delegated regional trade and industry bureaus the task with the major aim of creating convenience and increasing the accessibility of the service in all areas of the country. Four regions, namely Amhara, Tigray, Oromia, and SNNP, are issuing the licenses in a pilot phase and other regions are to follow. Currently, people are supposed to come to the capital to acquire import and export licenses as well as to renew and cancel them. Since the service has begun, 48 new import and export licenses were issued in Amhara Regional State, while 36 licenses were renewed.



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