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Proclamation No.411/2004 A Proclamation to Amend the Reorganization of the Executive Organs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Proclamation

PROCLAMATION No. 411/2004
A PROCLAMATION TO AMEND THE REORGANIZATION OF THE EXECUTIVE ORGANS OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, it has become necessary to amend the Proclamation providing for the Reorganization of the Executive Organs of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 (1) of the Constitution of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:

1.    Short Title
This Proclamation may be cited as “Reorganization of the Executive Organs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Amendment) Proclamation No. 411/2004.”

2.    Amendment
The Reorganization of the Executive organs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Proclamation No. 256/2001 (as amended) is further amended as follows:
1.    Sub-Articles (2) of Article 5 of the Proclamation is deleted and replaced by the following new Sub-Article (2):
“2. The following executive organs shall be accountable to the Ministry of Trade and Industry:
a)    The Ethiopia Investment commission;
b)    The Quality and Standards Authority of Ethiopia;
c)    The Privatization and Public Enterprises Supervising Authority;
d)    The Leather and Leather Product Technology Institute;
e)    The Federal Micro and Small Enterprise Development Agency.”
2.    Article 7 of the Proclamation deleted and replaced by the following new Article 7:
“7. Ministry of Trade and Industry
The Ministry of Trade and Industry shall have the powers and duties to:
1.    Promote the expansion of trade, industry and investment;
2.    Create conditions for the promotion and development of the Country’s export trade;
3.    Strengthen the Country’s foreign trade relations and, without prejudice to the provisions of the relevant laws on treaty making procedures, negotiate and implement agreements on trade as well as port and transit services;
4.    Maintain efficient marketing system and fair trade practices to promote and develop the domestic trade;
5.    Provide business registration, licensing and regulatory services in accordance with the relevant laws;
6.    Undertake studies relating to basic commodities and services that have to be under price-control and, upon approval by the Council of Ministers, follow up the implementation of same;
7.    Crate conducive conditions for rapid industrial development;
8.    Provide support to industries considered to be of strategic importance;
9.    Improve the performance of public enterprises and accelerate their privatization;
10.    Cause the expansion of quality and standardization services;
11.    Encourage the establishment of chambers of commerce and sectoral associations as well as professional associations to be organized in the industrial sector and strengthen those which have already been established;
12.    Create conductive conditions to attract foreign and domestic investment.
13.    To provide efficient services to investors, facilitate the provision of all such services at a single focal point;
14.    Direct and coordinate the executive organs referred to in Sub-Article 5 of this Proclamation; and review their organizational structures, work programs and budgets and authorize the submission of same to the appropriate government organs.”
3.    Under Sub-Article (1) of Article 24 of the Proclamation
a)    The reference to “Article 6, 9 and 12 of proclamation No. 4/1995” is deleted and replaced by “Article 6, 9, 12 and 14 of Proclamation No. 4/1995”.
b)    The phrase “the Ethiopian Export Promotion Agency Establishment Proclamation No. 132/1998 and the Basic Metals and Engineering Agency Establishment Proclamation No. 47/1996” is inserted before the phrase “are hereby repealed.”
4.    The following new Sub-Article (8) is added under Article 25 of the Proclamation:
“8/ The rights and obligations of the Ethiopian Export Promotion Agency established under proclamation No. 132/1998 and the Basic Metals and Engineering Industry Agency established under proclamation No. 47/4996 are hereby transferred to the Ministry of Trade and Industry.”

3.    Effective Date
This Proclamation shall enter into force as of the date of its publication in the Federal Negarit Gazeta.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 2nd day of August, 2004

GIRMA WOLDEGIORGIS
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA