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Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction Ratification Proclamation No. 30-1996

PROCLAMATION NO. 30/1996

A PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY THE CONVENTION ON THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, STOCKPILING AND USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS AND ON THEIR DESTRUCTION PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, Ethiopia is one of the signatories to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, done in Paris on the 13thday of January, 1993;

WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives has ratified said Convention at its session held on the 2200day of February, 1996;

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 ”Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction Ratification Proclamation No. 30/1996.”

2. Ratification of the Convention

The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction done in Paris on the 13thof January, 1993,is hereby ratified.

3.Powersof the Ministry of Trade and Industry

The Ministry of Trade and Industry is hereby empowered to undertake in cooperation with the appropriate government organs, all acts necessary for the implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and On their Destruction.

4. Effective Date

This Proclamation shall enter into force as of the 2200day of February, 1996.

Done at Addis Ababa, this 2200day of February, 1996

NEGASO GIDADA (DR.)

PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

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