Customs Required Information

Foreign Diplomatic Shipments

Bill of Lading or Airway Bill;
Commercial Invoice;
Packing List;
Duty Free Privilege Letter from Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
Import Permit from Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Registered NGOs

Bill of Lading or Airway Bill;
Commercial Invoice;
Packing List;
Duty Free Privilege Letter from Appropriate Authority;
Import Permit from Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 

Diplomatic Status

Bill of Lading or Airway Bill;
Invoice;
Packing List;
Passport;
Duty Free Privilege Letter from the Ethiopian Embassy of Residence authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ethiopian Returnees by Government Request

Bill of Lading or Airway Bill;
Invoice;
Packing List;
Passport;
Duty Free Privilege Letter from the Ethiopian Embassy of Residence authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Ethiopian Returnees Working Abroad in Government Branch Office

Bill of Lading or Airway Bill;
Invoice;
Packing List;
Passport;
A Letter from their Head Office in Ethiopia;
Duty Free Privilege Letter from the Ethiopian Embassy of Residence authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Ethiopian Returnees Working Abroad where Ethiopia is a Member of International and Regional Organization

Bill of Lading or Airway Bill;
Invoice;
Packing List;
Passport;
A Letter from the International Organization indicating specifically the working service period;
Duty Free Privilege Letter from the Ethiopian Embassy of Residence authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Ethiopian Returnees returning to Homeland once and for all

Bill of Lading or Airway Bill;
Invoice;
Packing List;
Passport;
Duty Free Privilege Letter from the Ethiopian Embassy of Residence authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

First Arrival to Ethiopia (Foreigners)

Residence Permit and Work Permit;
Bill of Lading or Airway Bill;
Invoice;
Packing List;
Passport;
Support Letter from their Organization.

Investors

Investment License;
Letter from the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority;
Insurance Letter;
Invoice;
Packing List;
Certificate of Origin;
TIN Certificate;
VAT Registration Certificate.

Commercial Cargo

Bill of Lading or Airway Bill;
Commercial Chamberized Invoice;
Packing List;
Bank Permit;
Freight Invoice;
Freight Invoice;
Certificate of Origin;
Business License;
Trade License;
TIN Certificate;
VAT Registration Certificate.


Notice:

Telecommunication Equipments like FAX, Modem, Telephone Apparatus, Satellite Dish, etc … require a permit from the Ministry of Transport and Communication /Manual is Important/.
For importing vehicles, motor bikes, boats, original title certificate is very important.
Binoculars – a permit letter from the Ministry of Defense.
Weighing Machine – a permit letter from Standard and Quality Control Authority.
Medicine – a permit letter from Drug Control Authority.
X-Ray – a permit letter from National Radiation Protection Authority.
For Non-Diplomat, vehicles are not allowed to be imported on duty free basis.

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