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Trade in Djibouti

Djibouti was the world’s 111th largest exporter of goods and 120th largest importer of goods in 2021 with export and import values in good being $4.1 and $4.9 billion USD respectively. In 2020, Djibouti ‘s trade represents 223.12 per cent of GDP. Djibouti is part of 1 Regional Trade Agreement, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Republic of Djibouti





WTO Membership Date

31 May 1995

Legal System

mixed legal system based primarily on the French civil code (as it existed in 1997), Islamic religious law (in matters of family law and successions), and customary law


Arabic, French

Number of Time Zone(s)


Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Djiboutian franc

Exchange Rate

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Copyright Offices

  • Djibouti Office of Copyright and Related Rights

  • Department of copyright and related rights

  • Ministry of Muslim Affairs, Culture and property

Industrial Property Offices

  • Djiboutian Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (ODPIC)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • M. Mouharam Fouad Abdallah
    Sous-Directeur du Contrôle de la Qualité et Normes
    Point focal pour les questions du contrôle de la qualité, de normalisation et de métrologie
    Ministère du Commerce
    Phone: +(253) 82 11 94

    B.P. 24

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Ministère du Commerce, de l'Industrie et de l'Artisanat
    Service du Contrôle de la Qualité et des Normes
    Phone: + (253) 35 25 40

    B.P. 24

Additional Information

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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