Addis Ababa, November 10, 2012 (WIC) ¬ The 5th Ethio-Chamber International Trade Fair will be opened next Monday under the motto “Buy Ethiopian”, the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations, (ECCSA) said.
ECCSA Secretary-General Gashaw Debebe said in connection with the trade fair that the event will help to promote local products and share experience.
Gashaw said it will also contribute towards import substitution and enable domestic producers become competitive in the global market. The event will also contribute to strengthen the role of the private sector towards achieving the Growth and Transformation Plan, he said.
ECCSA Deputy Secretary-General Endalkachew Sime on his part said 350 companies will take part in the seven-day event. Some 50 of the total participants are foreign firms.
Communication and International Relation Department Manager with ECCSA, Addisu Tekle on his part said the trade fair attracts additional participants and visitors every year.
According to ENA, Addisu said domestic producers, cooperatives and suppliers, among others, will take part in the event.
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