Provides advice on how to perform due diligence and in what areas it is necessary for a U.S. company. Includes information on the U.S. Commercial Service International Company Profile service.
Last Published: 10/30/2019

Due diligence and project analysis are highly recommended for every sector and level of engagement. U.S. companies interested in securing land and investing in Ethiopia are encouraged to conduct due diligence as land use and allocation has become an extraordinarily sensitive and political issue. U.S. companies interested in partnership, hiring a local agent or forming any form of business partnership are advised to check the background of the companies they are dealing with by running a thorough due diligence on their potential partners. The U.S Foreign Commercial Service office, offers the following fee-based services to assist in these efforts:

  • International Company Profile (due diligence report on an individual company)
  • Gold Key Service (arranging appointment schedule with relevant parties)
  • International Partners Search (compiling information on potential strategic partners)

Please see: and
for more information on these services.

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