Bottlers request suspension of excise tax, VAT

Ethiopian Bottled Water, Soft Drink, Fruit and Vegetable Manufacturing Industries Association (EBSFMIA) ask Ministry of Finance (MoF) to suspend excise tax and value added tax (vat) for the time being. In a letter the association sent to MoF stated that its members are highly affected because of the outbreak of coronavirus.
“As per our evaluation the sector particularly the bottled water business is significantly affected by the outbreak,” the letter signed by Ashenafi Merid, General Manager of EBSFMIA, states.

EBSFMIA Donates 100,000 birr for the Addis Ababa City Administration Trust Fund.

The Ethiopian Bottled water, Soft drink, fruits and Vegetables Processing manufacturing Industries Association (EBSFMIA) has donated 100, 000 birr to the Addis Ababa City Administration Trust Fund, dated April 01, 2020.

On the event organized by the City Administration, the President of the Association Eng. Getnet Belay has submitted the cheque to the City Administration Mayor Eng. Takele Uma.

The donation will be dedicated to the efforts made by the government to combat the spread of Covid-19 virus throughout the city as well as the country in general.

Eng. Takele Uma appreciated the Association’s effort in donating this fund as well as mobilizing the members of the Association to commit their part.

Source: The secretariat of EBSFMIA

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በመዲናዋ የከባድ ተሽከርካሪዎች እንቅስቃሴ ሰዓት ማሻሻያ ተደረገበት

የካቲት 19, 2012 ዓ. ም       

ማህበራችን የከባድ መኪና ተሸከርካሪዎችን እንቅስቃሴ የሰአት ገደብን አስመልክቶ ጥናት ካስጠና በኋላ ለጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ፅ/ቤት ፤ ለንግድና ኢንዱስትሪ ሚኒስቴር ፤ ለትራንስፖርት ሚኒስቴር ፤ ለገቢዎች ሚኒስቴር እንዲሁም ለክቡር የአዲስ አበባ ከንቲባ ያቀረበ ሲሆን ይህንኑ ጥናት ከነመፍትሄ ሀሳቦቹ ተግባራዊ ለማስደረግ ተካታታይ ውይይቶችን ከ3 ወራት በላይ ለሆነ ጊዜያት ክትትል ሲያደርግ መቆየቱ ይታወሳል፡፡

በዚሁ መሠረት የአዲስ አበባ ከንቲባ ፅ/ቤት ከ20/06/2012 ዓ.ም ጀምሮ የከባድ ተሽከርካሪዎች እንቅስቃሴ ሰዓትማሻሻያ አድርጎበታል፡፡
በአዲሱ ማሻሻያም ከባድ ተሽከርካሪዎች ጠዋት ከ1-3 ሰአት እንዲሁም ከሰዓት ከ 10:30-12:00 ውጪ ባሉሰዓቶች እንዲንቀሳቀሱ ተወስኗል።

ይህን ውሳኔ ለማግኘት ደከመኝ ሰለቸኝ ሳይሉ ከማህበሩ ፅ/ቤት ጋር ሆነው ሲሰሩ የቆዩትን የቦርዱን አመራር እያመሰገንን በቀጣይም ስራዎች አባላት ድጋፋችሁ እንዳይለየን በማክበር እጠይቃለሁ፡፡ ማህበራችን ያስጠናው ጥናት ለሌሎችም ሴክተሮች ውጤት እንዲገኝ ረድቷል ፡፡

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New Water Bottler Joins Burgeoning Industry

February 15 , 2020

A new water bottling company joined the growing industry in Danglia town, Awi Zone of Amhara Regional State with a total investment of 62 million Br.
Kefeta Spring Water, a new plant founded by Sirajdin Hussen, rests on 1,800Sqm of land. The company secured a conformity certificate from the Ethiopian Conformity Assessment Enterprise on December 19, 2019, and had a soft launch in the same month.
Fereja Dawud General Contractor, a five-year-old firm founded by Fereja Dawud that previously worked on construction related to telecom towering, was in charge of the civil work of the plant that took eight months. Haile Consultancy Architects & Engineering Plc, a four-year-old firm behind the construction of Wanzaye Lodge, a five-star hotel owned by the Amhara Development Association, supervised the construction of the plant.
The company imported ASG and Tecklong machinery, both automated, from China. Chenyu Packing Machinery supplied the machinery. HPC Chemical & Consulting, which was established in 2015 and produces food, cosmetics, soap and plastic, installed the machinery in two years.
The installation, the import and the launching of the plant took four years.

Revenue ministry announced implementation of excise tax right after parliament approval




February 17, 2020

The Ministry of Revenue (MoR) announcement that the ratified excise tax proclamation no. 1186/2020 has become effective the day after the ratification of the proclamation by the parliament, was dismissed by businesses who argued that it is against the country’s law.
The revenue collection body announced on February 13, the same day of the ratification of the proclamation by parliament; the new law will be in place as of February 14.
MoR in its announcement published on its social media page stated that the tax calculation will become effective immediately, however the business community expressed their confusion about the announcement.

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