Addis chamber opens int’l exhibition to connect domestic producers with foreign markets

(Photo: Anteneh Aklilu)

Centered on the theme of ‘Enhanced Export for Sustainable Development’, the 25th edition of International Trade Fair organized by Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association has successfully been kicked off with more than 75 domestic and foreign companies present at the fair.
Endalew Mekonnen, State Minister for Trade and Regional Integration, opened the trade fair on February 23 alongside Mesenbet Shenkute, President of the City Chamber.

(Photo: Anteneh Aklilu)

The fair is stated as a potential opportunity in promoting products and services and in creating market linkages with international input suppliers and buyers.
The State Minister at the launch said, “Enhancing local industries is a priority to boost the export trade. The government understands this, and is thus striving to create conducive policy and infrastructure environment which is crucial to expand trade and investment. The ministry also acknowledges the role of the city in terms of providing possible policy inputs that would help to see the required economic development in the country.”
The trade fair will run for five days at the Addis Ababa Exhibition Centre.