PROCLAMATION NO. 547/2007
A PROCLAMATION TO AMEND CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY LAND.
Whereas, freight transport services play vital role in enhancing our country’s development, for the general growth of the trade service sector of the economy and for integration of the peoples of Ethiopia.
Whereas, laws of our country governing any mode of transport should be harmonized and interlinked to facilitate transport services and thereby play part in the economic development of our country.
Whereas, the law governing carriage of goods by land as enacted in the 1960 Commercial Code of Ethiopia, in particular, the basis of liability, limitation of liability and other rights and obligations should have to be made compatible with the new enacted Multimodal Transport of Goods Proclamation and thereby facilitate door-to-door transport services, and to this end amending the existing law has become necessary.
Now, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia it is hereby proclaimed as follows. Continue reading →