Ethiopia - Prohibited & Restricted Imports
Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted.
Last Published: 10/30/2019
The Ministry of Trade and Industry has the power to restrict and/or limit imports and exports. There are few restrictions on the importation of some products that compete with locally produced goods.
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The following goods are prohibited imports to Ethiopia:
• Used clothing.
• Arms and ammunitions, except by the Ministry of Defense.
• Goods of a commercial nature and quantity that are not imported through formal bank payment mechanisms.
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