PROCLAMATION NO. 457/2005
A PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE FOR RAW HIDE
AND SKIN MARKETING SYSTEM
WHEREAS, it has been found necessary, that the processing and marketing system of raw hide and skin should be based upon quality, and that the collection, processing, warehousing and transportation process of the product should be improved with a view to obtaining the benefit that could accrue from the sub sector;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55(1) 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 “Raw Hide and Skin Marketing System Proclamation No. 457/2005.”
In this Proclamation, unless the context requires otherwise:
1/ “marketing system” means the collection, processing, transporting and selling process of raw hide and skin;
2/ “raw hide” means any fresh, air-dried or salted hide obtained from bull, ox, cow, heifer or camel and includes any other hide designated as such by the Ministry;
3/ “raw skin” means any fresh, air-dried or salted skin obtained from sheep, goat, crocodile, calf or fish and includes any other skin designated as such by the Ministry;
4/ “fresh hide or skin” means unsalted or not air-dried hide or skin;
5/ “certificate of competence” means a certificate issued to certify eligibility for collecting, preserving, storing and transporting raw hide and skin;
6/ “marketing participants” means collectors, suppliers, abattoirs and factories that are engaged in the trading of raw hides and skins;
7/ “means of transportation” means a vehicle which provides service to transport raw hides and skins and includes pack animals;
8/ “Ministry” means, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development;
9/ “competent authority” means the Ministry, as regards to the export marketing system, and a regional body in charge of following up agricultural and rural development activities, as regard to the domestic marketing system;
10/ “person” means a natural or a juridical person.
3. Scope of Application
This Proclamation shall be applicable to al raw hide and skin marketing participants.
4. Certificate of Competence
1/ Prior to obtaining raw hide and skin trading license, it is compulsory to get certificate of competence from the competent authority;
2/ The criteria and pre-conditions required for issuance and renewal of certificate of competence shall be determined by the directives to be issued by the Ministry.
5. Processing and Transportation of Raw Hides and Skins
1/ A person who processes raw hides and skins shall have appropriate facilities built as per the directives issued by the Ministry;
2/ Raw hides and skins could be transported from the processing facility to any other place in accordance with the directives issued by the Ministry. The consignment shall be sealed in plump by an inspector assigned by the competent authority and that it shall be accompanied by a certificate signed by the inspector;
3/ A person who transports raw hide and skin shall keep with him the certificate of consignment and shall present it when requested by any inspector assigned by the competent authority.
6. Raw Hide and Skin Marketing
Raw hide and skin marketing shall be carried out at any level, on the basis of the quality standards issued by the Ethiopia Quality and Standards issued by the Ethiopia Quality and Standards Authority, and on the basis of:
1/ width where it is raw skins;
2/ weight where it is raw hide.
1/ No person shall engage in raw hide and skin trade without obtaining a trade license;
2/ No person shall transport and shall raw hide and skin to areas not authorized.
8. Marketing Information
Any raw hide and skin marketing participant shall:
1/ keep record of own daily purchased quantity and price of raw hide and skin;
2/ record and keep of own daily sales quantity and buyers of raw hide and skin;
3/ maintain quality information of the daily purchased raw hide and skin;
and shall furnish same when requested by the competent authority.
9. Inspection and Administrative Measures
1/ An inspector assigned by the competent authority shall, upon showing his identification card, make inspection to ensure the proper implementation of the provisions of this Proclamation and regulations and directives issued hereunder.
2/ The trade license of a raw hide and skin marketing participant may be suspended or cancelled where he fails to comply with the provisions of this Proclamation and regulations and directives issued hereunder.
3/ Without prejudice to administrative measure that may be taken by the appropriate Authority, if raw hides and skins found stored or transported by a person having no license may be considered as contraband goods and appropriate punishment measure will be taken.
4/ A person who provides information leading to the seizure of hides and skins stored or transported by unlicensed trader may be, paid a commission by the competent authority.
10. Power to Issue Regulations and Directives
1/ The Council of Ministers and the Ministry may issue regulations and directives, respectively, necessary for the proper implementation of this Proclamation with respect to hides and skin export marketing system.
2/ Regional states may issue regulations and directives necessary for the proper implementation of this Proclamation with respect to hide and skin domestic marketing system.
11. Repealed Laws
1/ The Raw Hide and Skins Regulation No. 25/1975 is hereby repealed.
2/ No law, regulation, directive or practice shall, in so far as it is inconsistent with this Proclamation, be applicable with respect to matters provided for by this Proclamation.
12. Effective Date
This Proclamation shall enter into force on this 15th date of July, 2005
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA