ZEP-RE, a COMESA institution has opened a country office in Addis Ababa. ZEP-RE has been promoting trade in the region since 1992. They underwrite business with all companies in Ethiopia which is their second largest market, representing 7.6 percent of total business. The new Addis Ababa office is part of ZEP-RE’s strategic focus to bring its services closer to its key clients and ensure they are delivered efficiently. They plan on using their physical presence to participate more in Ethiopian investments.