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Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area, Ratification Proclamation No. 1124-2019

PROCLAMATION NO. 1124/2019

A PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY THE AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING THE AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA

WHEREAS, the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia have signed The Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area in Rwanda, Kigali, on the 21st day of March, 2018;

 

WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified the said Agreement at its session held on the 21st day of March, 2019;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55(1) and (12) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby Proclaimed as follows;

  1. Short Title

 

This Proclamation may be cited as the “Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area, Ratification Proclamation No. 1124/2019.”

  1. Ratification of the Agreement

 

The Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area, signed in Rwanda, Kigali, on the 21st day of March, 2018, is hereby ratified.

 

  1. Implementing Organ

 

The Ministry of Trade and Industry is hereby empowered to implement the Agreement.

 

  1. Effective Date

This Proclamation shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Federal Negarit Gazette.

 

Done at Addis Ababa on this 5th day of April, 2019.

SAHLE-WORK ZEWDE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

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