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International Banking

Awash International Bank provides full-fledged international banking services, including facilitation of import and export transactions, handling inward and outward money transfer services, purchase and sell of foreign currencies, and providing deposit services in hard currencies.

                ● Export and Import Services

Export Letter of Credit

 An export letter of credit refers to a foreign bank undertaking issued on behalf of foreign importer. The issuing bank specifies all the requirements of its customer in the letter of credit and undertakes to honor all drafts drawn in conformity to the credit terms and conditions. 

Import Letter of Credit  

 A letter of credit is a commitment by the bank to pay the seller of goods or services of a certain sum provided the seller presents the documents specified in the terms of the credit. 

Documentary Collection

 Documentary Collection is a method by which a seller presents documents covering shipment of goods for collection of payment through a buyers bank. Collection of payment totally depends on the buyers to take up the documents. 

Advance Payments

 Where that buyer parts with money first and waits for the seller to forward the goods/services at a later date. The amount transferred is limited for imports using this payment method, Read More

     Documents required for foreign exchange approval

  • Foreign exchange application permit;
  • Three copies of Performa invoice;
  • Photocopy of valid trade license for foreign trade, investment or industry;
  • Insurance certificate;
  • Ownership certificate from country of purchase in case of used vehicles;
  • Additional documents may require from concerned governmental authorities depending on the goods to be   imported;
  • Waiver letter from Ethiopian shipping lines for shipment of C&F delivery terms from ports the carrier calls;
  • Approved purchase order for imports through CAD;     
  • Copy of TIN certificate;

  ● Purchase and Sell of Foreign Currency

 Awash International Bank buys and sales major convertible currencies, travelers’ cheques and buys clean foreign personal cheques.

Non-Resident Accounts, these types of accounts are opened for eligible non-residents of Ethiopia to facilitate payments by the international community, foreign business community, individuals, international organizations and their employees.

  Currency Exchange Rates   Date:  18/07/2016





US Dollar (USD) 1 21.8444 22.2813
Pound Sterling (GBP) 1 29.2409


swiss Frank (CHF) 1 22.3084 22.7546
Swedish Kroner (SEK) 1 2.5706


Norwegian Kroner (NOK) 1 2.6071


Danish Kroner (DKK) 1 3.2698 3.3352
Djibouti France (DJF) 1 0.1214 0.1238
Indian Rupee (INR) 1 0.3257 0.3322
Kenyan Shiling (KES)  1 0.2152 0.2195
Japanese Yen (JPY) 1


Canadian Dollar( CAD) 1 16.9573 17.2964
Australian Dollar (AUD) 1 16.7088


Saudi Riyal (SAR) 1 5.8242 5.9407
UAE Dirham (AED) 1 5.9471 6.0660
EURO (EUR) 1 24.3150 24.8013
South African Rand 1



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Tel: 251-11-557 0000/0126/0105/0071

Fax: 251-11-557 0136/26

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