Our History

East Timor Trading Group has had a rich and varied history in Timor-Leste. Milestones including but not limited to;


Founded East Timor Trading Lda.
Imports and distributes multinational company brands throughout Timor-Leste and commenced trading.


Established Duty-Free shops at Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport departure and arrivals lounges, which operated until June 2017.


Established PX Obrigado contracted to establish and operate the UN Commissary to provide all catering to its 2,500 personnel until December 2012


Established Discovery Inn & Diya Restaurant
A boutique hotel and restaurant, which has been a consistent, premier hospitality provider and winner of multiple Tripadvisor Certificates of Excellence, awards since opening.


Gloria Jean’s Coffees™ established (Franchise in Timor-Leste)
Il Gelato Ice Creamery established
Makanan Café established
Cheers Bottle Shop (chain of retail stores) established


Burger King™ flagship outlet opened at Timor Plaza (Master Franchise, Timor-Leste)


Burger King™ Bidau Lecidere opened


Burger King™ at Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport opened
Cheers Bottle Shop at Bidau Lecidere opened
Burger King™ at Colmera opened – the first drive thru business in Timor-Leste
Winner of Burger King™ Operator of the Year for Asia Pacific Countries (Small Market).


Gloria Jean’s Coffees™ at opened at Bidau Lecidere (note ‘s’ to be added to coffees)
Gloria Jean’s Coffees™ opened at Colmera


ETTG expands to offer national coverage through our Direct Sales Distribution (DSD) initiative transforming our business from only servicing 100 customers in Dili to now covering 2000 outlets weekly in all 13 Districts of Timor-Leste. Successful launch of new global brands in the marketplace.


Direct Sales Distribution initiative: Expands to weekly servicing of all 13 Districts. Established Cheers Bottle Shop in Colmera.
Burger King™ Timor-Leste ranked highest score in Asia-Pacific region for Guest Satisfaction.