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The Control of Harmful Anti Fouling Systems Convention Ratification Proclamation No. 628-2009

PROCLAMATION NO. 628/2009.

A PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY THE INTERNATIONL CONVENTION ON THE CONTROL OF HARMFUL ANTI-FOULING SYSTEMS

WHEREAS, an International Convention in the control of harmful Anti-fouling systems has been adopted by the International Maritime Organization in 2001;

WHEREAS, the House of peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified the said Agreement at its session held on the 30th day of April, 2009;

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 Control of Harmful Anti Fouling Systems Convention Ratification Proclamation No. 628 /2009”.

2. Ratification of the Convention

The Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling systems adopted in 2001, is hereby ratified.

3. Responsibility of the Ministry of Transport and

Communications

The Ministry of Transport and Communications is hereby authorized to undertake in cooperation with the concerned governmental organs all acts necessary for the implementation of the convention.

4. Effective Date

This Proclamation shall enter into force up on the date of publication in the Federal Negarit Gazeta.

Done at Addis Ababa, this 15th day of May, 2009

GIRMA WOLDEGIORGIS

PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

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