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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: 05/02/2016





US Dollar (USD) 1 21.1737 21.5972
Pound Sterling (GBP) 1 30.9030


swiss Frank (CHF) 1 21.1335 21.5562
Swedish Kroner (SEK) 1 2.5202


Norwegian Kroner (NOK) 1 2.4931


Danish Kroner (DKK) 1 3.1702 3.2336
Djibouti France (DJF) 1 0.1176 0.1200
Indian Rupee (INR) 1 0.3131 0.3194
Kenyan Shiling (KES)  1 0.2069 0.2110
Japanese Yen (JPY) 1


Canadian Dollar( CAD) 1 15.4948 15.8047
Australian Dollar (AUD) 1 15.2811


Saudi Riyal (SAR) 1 5.6435 5.7564
UAE Dirham (AED) 1 5.7641 5.8794
EURO (EUR) 1 23.6595 24.1327
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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