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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Lebanon Evacuees Denied Duty Free Status by the Government of Ethiopia


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided that evacuees from Lebanon will not be exempt from import duty when they arrive in Ethiopia

No Ethiopian has made it home until our press time on Saturday night. The Ministry, however, has suspended the right to import their goods duty free, a privilege Ethiopians residing overseas have been entitled to since 2004 if they moved back after five years or more.(More...)

...and in a related news story

Kinijit International leadership has issued a statement concerning stranded Ethiopians in Lebanon; we say it’s about time!!

Click here to read (Amharic)