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Business Reforms in Ethiopia

= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative =  Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB2018

Starting a Business: Ethiopia made starting a business easier by removing the requirement to open a bank account for company registration and eliminating the paid-in minimum capital requirement.

Trading across Borders: Ethiopia made trading across border easier through a series of initiatives including the implementation of a risk-based inspection system, the streamlining of documents for importers and the strengthening of the customs authority.

DB2016

Starting a Business: Ethiopia has made starting a business easier by creating clear guidance on trade name approvals.

DB2013

Getting Credit: Ethiopia improved access to credit information by establishing an online platform for sharing such information and by guaranteeing borrowers’ right to inspect their personal data.

Paying Taxes: Ethiopia introduced a social insurance contribution.

DB2012

Getting Electricity: In Ethiopia delays in providing new connections made getting electricity more difficult.

DB2011

Trading across Borders: Ethiopia made trading easier by addressing internal bureaucratic inefficiencies.

DB2010

Starting a Business: Ethiopia made starting a business easier by streamlining registration procedures.

Registering Property: Ethiopia made transferring property easier by decentralizing administrative tasks and merging procedures at the land registry and municipality.

Enforcing Contracts: Ethiopia made enforcing contracts easier by reducing delays in the courts—through backlog reduction, improved case management and internal training, and an expanded role for the enforcement judge.