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INVESTING IN ETHIOPIA: LEATHER AND LEATHER GOODS Business addresses in Ethiopia Leather products Footwear Ethiopia’s footwear industry and its leather sector in general enjoy significant international comparative advantages owing to its abundant and available raw materials, highly disciplined workforce and cheap prices. Ethiopia boasts the largest livestock production in Africa, and the 10th largest in the world. Ethiopia annually produces 2.7 million hides, 8.1 million sheepskins and 7.5 million goatskins. This comparative advantage is further underlined by the fact that the costs of raw hides and skins constitute on average 55-60% of the production of semiprocessed leather. Ethiopia's leather and leather product sector produce a range of products from semi-processed leather in various forms to processed leathers including shoe uppers, leather garments, stitched upholstery, backpacks, purses, industrial gloves and finished leather. Ethiopian leather products have been exported to markets in Europe (especially Italy and the UK), America, Canada, China, Japan and other Far Eastern countries and the Middle East. Leather is also exported to other African countries including Nigeria and Uganda. Leather garments Ethiopian footwear factories produce men’s casual shoes and children’s shoe-uppers made from pure leather. Additionally, the factories: • Sell directly to overseas importers/wholesalers, or to direct buying offices; • Facilitate the production and export of footwear under the private labels of department stores, boutiques, shoe retail chains and mail-order houses; • Source out from Ethiopia and other nations in East Africa and re-export; • Facilitate the production and export of internationally well-known brands under contract. The Ethiopian footwear industry produces shoes that are globally competitive in terms of both quality and price. Due focus is given to maintaining the quality of the hides and skins, leather and leather products for export. All exports are tested by the Quality and Standards Authority of Ethiopia (QSAE). Embassy of Ethiopia Economy and Business Section 3506 International Drive N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008 Tel-202-364-6385 Fax-202-587-0195 [email protected] www.ethiopianembassy.org Becky Leather Articles P.O. Box 6456 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tel: (+251-1) 159554 Fax: (+251-1) 504026 Dejen Enterprise P.O. Box 19990 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tel: (+251-1) 613291 Fax: (+251-1)756408 / 552002 EMECO Pvt. Ltd. W.17 K.23 H#2185 P.O. Box 9090 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tel: ( +251-1) 613803 Fax: ( +251-1) 612156 Genuine Leather Products Tel: ( +251-1) 251-1-531894 Fax: ( +251-1) 251-1-518841 Tezale Global Tel: ( +251-1) 624454 Ethio Leather Industry PLC Tel: ( +251-1) 655153/52/54 Fax: ( +251-1) 655151 Jamaica Shoe Factory Tel: (+251-1) 564280 Fax: ( +251-1) 553114 Kangaroo Shoe Factory Tel: ( +251-1) 611539 Fax: ( +251-1) 610477 Anbessa Shoe Factory Tel: ( +251-1) 754269 Fax: ( +251-1) 756335 Ethio-Italy Shoe Factory Tel: ( +251-1) 400658 Nyala Shoes & Leather Products P.O. Box 9357 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tel: ( +251-1) 793092 Fax: ( +251-1) 534674 Tikur Abay Shoe Company Tel: ( +251-1) 701803 Fax: ( +251-1) 704050 Ras Dashen Shoe Factory Tel: ( +251-1) 09 230912 & 293167 Fax: ( +251-1) 293449

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INVESTING IN ETHIOPIA:LEATHER AND LEATHER GOODS

Business addresses in EthiopiaLeather products Footwear

Ethiopia’s footwear industry and its leather sector in general enjoy significant international comparative advantages owing to its abundant and available raw materials, highly disciplined workforce and cheap prices. Ethiopia boasts the largest livestock production in Africa, and the 10th largest in the world. Ethiopia annually produces 2.7 million hides, 8.1 million sheepskins and 7.5 million goatskins. This comparative advantage is further underlined by the fact that the costs of raw hides and skins constitute on average 55-60% of the production of semiprocessed leather.

Ethiopia's leather and leather product sector produce a range of products from semi-processed leather in various forms to processed leathers including shoe uppers, leather garments, stitched upholstery, backpacks, purses, industrial gloves and finished leather.

Ethiopian leather products have been exported to markets in Europe (especially Italy and the UK), America, Canada, China, Japan and other Far Eastern countries and the Middle East. Leather is also exported to other African countries including Nigeria and Uganda.

Leather garmentsEthiopian footwear factories produce men’s casual shoes and children’s shoe-uppers made from pure leather. Additionally, the factories:• Sell directly to overseas importers/wholesalers, or to direct buying offices;• Facilitate the production and export of footwear under the private labels of department stores, boutiques, shoe retail chains and mail-order houses;• Source out from Ethiopia and other nations in East Africa and re-export;• Facilitate the production and export of internationally well-known brands under contract.The Ethiopian footwear industry produces shoes that are globally competitive in terms of both quality and price. Due focus is given to maintaining the quality of the hides and skins, leather and leather products for export. All exports are tested by the Quality and Standards Authority of Ethiopia (QSAE).

Embassy of EthiopiaEconomy and Business Section3506 International Drive N.W.Washington, D.C. 20008Tel-202-364-6385Fax-202-587-0195economy@ethiopianembassy.orgwww.ethiopianembassy.org

Becky Leather ArticlesP.O. Box 6456Addis Ababa, EthiopiaTel: (+251-1) 159554Fax: (+251-1) 504026

Dejen EnterpriseP.O. Box 19990Addis Ababa, EthiopiaTel: (+251-1) 613291Fax: (+251-1)756408 / 552002

EMECO Pvt. Ltd.W.17 K.23 H#2185P.O. Box 9090Addis Ababa, EthiopiaTel: ( +251-1) 613803Fax: ( +251-1) 612156

Genuine Leather ProductsTel: ( +251-1) 251-1-531894Fax: ( +251-1) 251-1-518841

Tezale GlobalTel: ( +251-1) 624454

Ethio Leather Industry PLCTel: ( +251-1) 655153/52/54Fax: ( +251-1) 655151

Jamaica Shoe FactoryTel: (+251-1) 564280Fax: ( +251-1) 553114

Kangaroo Shoe FactoryTel: ( +251-1) 611539Fax: ( +251-1) 610477

Anbessa Shoe FactoryTel: ( +251-1) 754269Fax: ( +251-1) 756335

Ethio-Italy Shoe FactoryTel: ( +251-1) 400658

Nyala Shoes & Leather Products P.O. Box 9357Addis Ababa, EthiopiaTel: ( +251-1) 793092Fax: ( +251-1) 534674

Tikur Abay Shoe CompanyTel: ( +251-1) 701803Fax: ( +251-1) 704050

Ras Dashen Shoe FactoryTel: ( +251-1) 09 230912 & 293167Fax: ( +251-1) 293449