COUNCIL OF MINISTERS REGULATION 196/2010
COUNCIL OF MINISTERS REGULATION TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT ETHIOPIAN-CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT ENTERPRISE
This Regulation is issued by the Council of Ministers pursuant to Article 5 of the Definition of Powers and Duties of the Executive Organs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Proclamation No. 69112010 and Article 47(1)(a) of the Public Enterprises Proclamation No. 2511992.
This Regulation may be cited as the “Ethiopian-Conformity Assessment Enterprise Establishment Council of Ministers Regulation No. 196/2010″.
1/ The Ethiopian Conformity Assessment Enterprise (hereinafter the “Enterprise”) is hereby established as a public enterprise.
2/The Enterprise shall be governed by the Public Enterprises Proclamation No. 2511992.
The Ministry of Science and Technology shall be the supervising authority of the Enterprise.
The Enterprise shall have its head office in Addis Ababa
The purposes for which the Enterprise is established are, by organizing robust certification, inspection and testing laboratory services, to:
1/provide certificate of conformity to production enterprises or service providers by assessing the conformity of their production processes or service provisions to the relevant national or international standards and legal requirements;
2/ provide certificate of conformity with respect to the country’s export products by assessing their conformity to the relevant Ethiopian standards, international standards or the standards of other countries;
3/ provide certificate of conformity with respect to imported products by assessing their conformity to the relevant national or international’ standards and legal requirements; ,
4/ participate in inter-laboratory comparisons and proficiency test scheme between various regional and international testing laboratory institutions with a view to proving the proficiency of its testing laboratory services;
5. Carry out any other related activities necessary for the attainment of its purposes.
The authorized capital of the Enterprise shall be Birr 543,000,000 (five hundred forty three million Birr) of which Birr 135.646.733.53 (one hundred thirty five million six hundred forty six thousand seven hundred thirty three Birr and fifty three cents) is paid up in cash and in kind . .
The-Enterprise shall not be held liable beyond its total assets.
8.Duration of the Enterprise
The Enterprise is established for an indefinite period.
This Regulation shall enter into force on the date of publication in the Federal Negarit Gazeta.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 1st day of February, 2011.
PRIME MINISTER OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA