Sunday, March 8, 2020

Ethiopian Export Tax Tariff

Export Tax

Customs duty and other taxes on export items are waived purposely to encourage export. However, the government levies export tax on specific semi-prepared hides and skins of animals. This export tax includes taxes on wet blue skin of an ox, wet blue hides of sheep and goat, and pickled hide of a sheep. The tax is 150 percent of the selling price of the hides and skins to be exported. This tax is introduced on January 1, 2010 by a directive no.25/2009 issued by Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. The government imposed export tax on these items as a method to curb the exportation of the items, and to increase domestic leather products such as shoes, purses, ready-made garments etc.


Tariffs Ethiopia is a member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and it administers preferential tariffs that favor trade with member countries of COMESA: The table below portrays the special customs tariff rates applicable to goods produced in and imported from COMESA member countries as against the regular customs tariff rate which is applicable to goods produced in and imported from non member countries.

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