Ethiopian Conformity Assessment Enterprise has been refining its practice from time to time to empower itself and to realize its economic and social role in a manner that is consistent with the national vision. To this end the enterprise’s plan implementation indicates; the journey it embarks on can be successful through resolving the noticed gaps & reinforcing positive experiences of preceding years.
Ethiopian Conformity Assessment Enterprise has received 24,170 different service requests in the 2011 fiscal year and has provided quality assurance services in three service sectors. This includes 15,541 laboratory testing services, 7,603 inspection services and 1,026 certification services. The performance of the fiscal year is 36% over the same period of 2010budget year. The service details are listed below;
In quality testing laboratory including Chemical 2‚326, Mechanical 8‚646, Microbiology 870, Electrical 1,278, Textile & Leather 605 and Radiation 1,816 totally 15,541 different types of product samples were tested whether or not they met the required quality standards set out for them.
The enterprise has contributed to providing quality product and services by providing quality inspection services for 6,563 different types of imports, 997 different domestic products, 15 freights for imported wheat and 28 freights for fertilizers totally 7,603 requests were served.
78 new organizations are licensed to use a quality mark. 723 existing organizations were provided with licensing renewal services by monitoring their organizations. 36 new cleaning plant organizations are licensed to clean, 169 existing cleaning plant organizations were provided with license renewal services. Quality Management System certification for new 2 organizations has been issued. Overall, 1,026 service requests were received during the fiscal year.
From the economic growth that our country is now experiencing and what the economy needs; there is still much room for improvement in terms of effectively delivering the standard conformity assessment services to its users, and it is expected that the management and the general community will work together more effectively than ever before. To this end, the now started expansion and modernizing of the enterprise is expected to prepare itself in all forms in the coming fiscal year, a wide range of capacity building activities will be undertaken.
In the 2012 fiscal year, ECAE planned to receive 30,033 requests in three areas of services; to contribute to fair trade competition and to protect the health and environmental wellbeing of the community, and to enable manufacturers and service providers to become profitable and efficient by providing an acceptable service. The details of the plan are provided as follows: Laboratory to provide 18,867 testing services, Inspections to provide 9,524 inspection services, and certification to offer 1,184 services. ECAE plans to provide conformity assessment services that add value to producers, consumers, regulators, etc