PROCLAMATION NO. 362/2003.
WHEREAS, the Cartage an Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity was adopted on the 29 January, 2000;
WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia ratified the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity at its session held on 31st July, 2003;
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 “Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Ratification Proclamation No. 362/2003”.
2. Ratification of the Protocol
The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological diversity, adopted on the 29th day of January, 2000 is hereby ratified.
3. Responsibility of the Environmental
The Environmental Protection Authority is hereby authorized to take, in cooperation with the appropriate Federal, Regional and City government organs, actions necessary to implement the Protocol.
4. Effective Date
This Proclamation shall enter into force as of the 31st day of July, 2003.
Done at Addis Ababa this 31st day of July, 2003.
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA