Cargo | LIGHTEXPO Ethiopia 2021

Cargo Information

If the samples are not bulky, exhibitors are advised to carry them as personal baggage. This will save money as sending air / sea cargo is more expensive than paying for extra baggage.

All exhibitors must send a sample invoice / packing list before shipping / air freighting the goods, by email / fax to the clearing agents to get an approximate value of all charges involved and advise on values declared.

The exhibitors must pay cargo charges directly or through their forwarding agents, by telex transfer or by cash, in Addis Ababa, prior to receiving the goods. The clearing agents may not release your goods to you otherwise. Goods are usually provided to exhibitor's stands unless advised differently.

Goods should not be much under-invoiced as customs may put their own value, if not satisfied with the invoice value declared by the exhibitor. Please consult the clearing agents for their advise, if necessary.

For promotional items such as brochures, small giveaways, display stands etc., please declare a small value.

All goods should reach the port at least 15 days, and airport at least 10 days prior to the opening of the exhibition, to ensure that the goods are cleared in time.

Exhibition samples and stand construction materials should be packed and declared separately from goods for test sales. For smooth clearance of exhibitor goods, organizers usually assign a few official clearing agents to handle the exhibition goods to be exhibited at the fair.

If clients use other cargo handlers e.g. TNT, DHL, FEDEX, UPS etc. instead of liaising with official cargo agents provided, these international couriers have local offices in Addis Ababa and as such clients are advised to send tracking numbers at least 15 days before the goods reach the port, for us to follow up with agents and update the status, as well as link the agent with the client, to follow due processes on duties/ taxes payable.

A small advise to all exhibitors worldwide is to always carry some brochures / business cards / posters etc. as hand baggage so that they are not empty handed at their stand, if their cargo or personal baggage is delayed / lost etc. It is important that all precautions are taken to ensure that your investment is not wasted.

Exhibitors should note that Expogroup will not pay any duties/ taxes declared for their goods. Also, all duties and taxes are fixed by the Government and are non-negotiable.

Please Note:

- All exhibitors will have to furnish documents showing items list, volume / number of items, value and certificate of standard of the items, names of participant companies among other necessary requirements.
- Goods imported for the purpose of trade fair are not allowed for sale either during or after the trade fair.
- Goods imported for the intended trade fair should be returned back after the trade fair.
- Goods imported for the purpose of trade fair should not be of trade volume.

All cargo should be addressed to:
Jan Events
22 (Hayahulet) Mazoria
Djiouti Street, Nearby St Gabriel Hospital
Abera Building G-04, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 0910 429 697 | 0940 293 506
Contact Person: Hiwot Mulugeta
Email: | |

Cargo Contacts:-
Samtra Logistics and shipping Plc
Contact Person: Wzro Wagaye Fikre

Contact persons: Dawit Melese - Operation Assistant

Contact persons: Mubarek Kassinm - Operation Staff

Contact persons: Wondowesn Manaye -operation staff

Address: P.O.Box 4902 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Debre Zeit Road, behind CRDA
Tel: +251 11 470 7051
Fax: +251-11 443 0538
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Logix Express Service PLC ( Aramex Franchise)
Contact persons: Addishiwot Girma - Sales & Marketing
Tel: 0913663288

Contact persons: Daniel Dipede - General Manager
Tel: 0911620887

Contact persons: Saba Berhane - Customer Service Manager
Tel: 0913125368

Contact persons: Mesfin Shegaw - Airport & Clearance Team

Tel: 011612666,0118229371, 0118224021
Segon-Marill International Movers
Pape-Hamet Diop

Address: MACCFA House in front of St. Joseph Church Saris. 3rd floor
P.O.Box: 122283 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: + 251-11 470 9797 / + 251-11 470 9696
Fax: +251 -11 470 9495

Contact persons: Mr. Getahun Mekonen
Tel: +251 91430 3428.
Contact persons: Sourafil Seyoum
Tel: +251 9 04 57 57 57.


Expogroup is a full service exhibition organiser with over 23 years experience in International trade exhibitions. Our current portfolio includes 27 annual exhibitions from a diverse range of industries being held across the Middle East & Africa.

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