Information Support System For Import And Export In Ethiopia

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This study has been carried out to design and develop an information support system forrnexport and import in Ethiopia. It is to provide different items of information needed by therndifferent user groups as per their requirement. The design of the system has been precededrnby a survey conducted to collect information about the following: (I) The prospective usersrnof export and import Information; (2) the different types of information needed by theserngroups of users; (3) the purposes for which these items of information are required; (4)rnthe different sources of export and import information; and (5) the existing available traderninformation service units and the types of information service rendered by these units. Thernprovisions of the Ethiopian National Information Policy have been taken note of. The traderninformation infrastructure of the country has been reviewed in the light of the provisionsrnof the national information policy to recognize its inadequacy. For the purpose of collectingrninformation, methods, such as, questionnaire method, interview method, observationrnmethod, and literature survey, have been used. The study reveals that the existing traderninformation service units are neither adequately resourceful; nor are they well organized.rnIn general, the performance of these trade information service units is not at all satisfactoryrnaccording to their users. Those service units are all under-utilized because of theirrninadequate in all respects. Being in conformity with the expectations of the nationalrninformation policy, a computer based information services system for export and importrnin Ethiopia has been proposed. The system is to be located in the information service unitrnof the Ministry of Trade, to start with. In the long nm the system would function as arnnetwork. All the important trade information service units of the country would functionrnas nodes of this network. For the proposed system to be operative, it would be necessaryrnfor certain essential development to take place mostly through the necessary initiatives ofrnthe Government of Ethiopia. The recommendation of this study cover all those essentialrndevelopment.

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