Shipping to Ethiopia from the United States

Shipping from the US to Ethiopia

Ethiopia import tax & custom fees

Currency: Ethiopian birr (ETB)
tax threshold
Tax Threshold: 25 EUR
tax vat gst
Tax (VAT/GST): 15%
duties calculation method
Calculation method: CIF

Tax & duties are calculated on the price of the products and shipping costs

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value. The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.

Ethiopia calculates using the CIF method, which means the import duty and taxes are calculated based on the value of the imported goods as well as shipping costs.

duties calculation method
Import duty product categories

Shipment items in an order will have relevant duties charged at this rate

  • Mobiles20%
  • Tablets20%
  • Computers20%
  • Cameras20%
  • Accessories20%
  • Accessories (Battery)obiles20%
  • Health & Beauty20%
  • Fashion20%
  • Watches20%
  • Jewelry6%
  • Pets Accessories12%
  • Dry Food & Supplements14%
  • Home Appliances20%
  • Home decor20%
  • Toys20%
  • Sports20%
  • Luggage20%
  • Audio video20%
  • Documents0%
  • Gaming6%
  • Books & Collectibles1%

We are constantly trying to keep this information accurate, but it may change at any time.

Shipping Documentation to Ethiopia

Shipping internationally is a complex process that requires a lot of paperwork. It is a process that takes a lot of time and can be confusing. automatically creates the necessary paperwork for your shipment based on the information you provide. This makes the process quick and easy for you.
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Tax Documents & Shipping Labels
  • Battery Statement

How Works

Create a account to get your U.S. shipping address.

Shop online in the United States and have your purchases shipped to your U.S. address.

When your packages arrive at, click the SHIP button to get them sent to you!

Ethiopia Customs: Shipping Restrictions & Prohibited Items

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Fresh Food
Fresh FoodProhibited

Confused on Ethiopia customs and regulations? Before shipping to Ethiopia (or any country), it's important to know if there are any special arrangements to make when sending them or even if they are legal at all. Get shipping regulations for Ethiopia and other countries at ForwardMe.

Cities in Ethiopia. ForwardMe will ship American products to your door in any Ethiopia city, including:

Shipping to Addis Ababa
Shipping to Nazrēt
Shipping to Gonder
Shipping to Mekele
Shipping to Āwasa
Shipping to Dire Dawa
Shipping to Bahir Dar
Shipping to Desē
Shipping to Jīma
Shipping to Harar
Shipping to Jijiga
Shipping to Shashemenē
Shipping to Giyon
Shipping to Āsela
Shipping to Ādīgrat
Shipping to Nek’emtē
Shipping to Debre Mark’os
Shipping to Ārba Minch’
Shipping to Āksum
Shipping to Debre Birhan
Shipping to Hāgere Hiywet
Shipping to Goba
Shipping to Āsosa
Shipping to Negēlē
Shipping to Gambēla
Shipping to Semera
Shipping to Debre Zeyit
Shipping to Hosa’ina
Shipping to Godē
Shipping to Sodo
Shipping to Dīla
Shipping to Yirga ‘Alem
Shipping to Gīmbī
Shipping to Dembī Dolo
Shipping to Ādēt
Shipping to Welench’ītī
Shipping to Batī
Shipping to Bichena
Shipping to Lalībela
Shipping to Dolo Bay
Shipping to Gorē
Shipping to Gewanē

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