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Standards Gives you Competitive Edge To achieve the stated above objectives ESA will play a key central role in Ethiopia standard development projects by involving all stakeholders including manufacturer, consumers, academia, research institutes, public authorities and conformity assessment bodies.In this standard projects ESA staff represents as a secretary in each technical.committee and responsible for overall project management, ensuring the uniformity and consistency of Ethiopian standards. The key role of ESA are summarized as follow

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for your products and services Standards Gives you Competitive Edge To achieve the stated above objectives ESA will play a key central role in Ethiopia standard development projects by involving all stakeholders including manufacturer, consumers, academia, research institutes, public authorities and conformity assessment bodies. In this standard projects ESA staff represents as a secretary in each technical committee and responsible for overall project management, ensuring the uniformity and consistency of Ethiopian standards.

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management System Audit Traning for your products and services Standards Gives you Competitive Edge To achieve the stated above objectives ESA will play a key central role in Ethiopia standard development projects by involving all stakeholders including manufacturer, consumers, academia, research institutes, public authorities and conformity assessment bodies. In this standard projects ESA staff represents as a secretary in each technical committee and responsible for overall project management, ensuring the uniformity and consistency of Ethiopian standards.

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Welcome to ESA

 

Welcome To ESA.org, where you can search Ethiopian Standards and explore more on the latest news on Ethiopian Standard development  process. You can get more news on the different Technical Committees and Working Groups, and also can join different Standard Working Group. See more the different  training and technical support services which are given in ESA, and learn about ESA.

Core Business Areas Core Business Areas

Ethiopian standards agency has three core business areas which mainly focus on the standards formulation, training and Technical support and organizing and disseminating information on standards, Conformity assessment procedures and Technical regulation for the customers.

1. Development of Ethiopian Standards

Since the establishment of the organization, more than 7,000 Ethiopian standards were formulated in different fields, of which agriculture, food and chemical technology, electromechanical, construction and civil engineering, textile and leather technology, health and safety and others.

2. Training and Technical support

By assessing the needs of the producers, service renders and consumers, the agency gives advice, training and technical support in different fields to solve problems related to implementation of standards.  The agency gives advice, training and technical support on the following fields; quality management systems, environmental protection and food safety, standard formulations project works, statistical process control, on the job safety management systems, internal quality audit and others.

3. Information technology and documentation services

More than 200,000 standards and other normative documents of national, regional and international standards are available at ESA's library.  The Agency organizes and disseminates the documents in modern way according to the interest of the users.  Standards are also available.

Ethiopian Standards Ethiopian Standards

 

How Ethiopian standards are developed?

The basic guiding principles in Ethiopian Standards development, involvement of stakeholders and procedures briefly explained herein.

Principles

  • Standardization is an act of simplification and aims at the prevention of unnecessary complexity (variety rationalization).
  • Establishment of Ethiopian Standards should be based on general consensus and promoted by mutual cooperation of all concerned.
  • Ethiopian Standards must be implementable and be implemented (promotional efforts, publicity campaigns and public relation activities are necessary).
  • The action of establishing Ethiopian Standards calls for rationalization, selecting and fixing (selection of subjects, aspects, sizes, methods, etc).
  • Ethiopian Standards should be reviewed at regular intervals and revised as necessary.
  • Ethiopian Standards must establish means for clear and non-ambiguous evaluation of the fixed/specifies requirements.
  • The means of implementing Ethiopian Standards should be deliberately considered (legal enforcement or voluntary application may be considered depending on the nature of the standard, and the laws and conditions prevailing in Ethiopia).

Involvement of stakeholders

The active voluntary participation of all stakeholders in the Ethiopian Standards development process is crucial to ensure the effective implementation of the standards thus published. In most cases, the involvement in standards preparation is in two spheres/layers, namely: by participating/attending meetings of technical committees, and by commenting on draft standards that are made publicly available.

Standard Development Procedures

Ethiopian Standard Technical committees are made up of experts from different Industry, government institution, Professional Assosiation, Acadamia, Public Sector, Regulatory Bodies, Standard Users and other relevant sectors prepare Ethiopian Standards jointly.

The requirements or recommendations contained in Ethiopian Standards are a consensus of the views of representative interests and also take account of comments received from other sources. Ethiopian Standards are kept under continuous review after publication and are updated regularly to take account of latest scientific and technological changes. In short, standards are prepared by you the users of such documents.

Ethiopian Standard(ES) development stages and deliverables

Ethiopian Standards are prepared on a project approach consisting of eight stages  as described below.

  • Stages 00 & 10 - Preliminary & Proposal Stages:

Request on a new standards project may be received from any source such as a government body, public or private industrial firm, professional association or even from an individual. The proposal is accepted only after a thorough evaluation by ESA in collaboration with TC members regarding its specific aims and reasons, feasibility of the activity, timeliness and main interests that benefit from or be affected by the activity.
ESA conducts periodic surveys as a proactive means of assessing the need for Ethiopian Standards in addition to receiving ES development requests on a continuous basis.

Stages 20 - Preparatory Stages:

A Working Draft (WD) is prepared by the staff of ESA or competent professionals from TCs/other organizations with which ESA has established agreements on drafting of WDs.

  • Stages 30 & 40 - Committee & Enquiry Stages:

Acceptance of the prepared draft as Final Draft Ethiopian Standard (FDES) is obtained through reviews at the technical committee/subcommittee level, which also includes comments received from potential users/public during the enquiry stage.

  • Stages 50 & 60 - Approval & Publication Stages:

    The FDES is finally submitted to the Quality council for approval and publication as an Ethiopian Standard.
  • Stage 90 - Review Stage:

An Ethiopian Standard after its publication must undergo a mandatory periodical review at least every 5 years to keep it up-to-date with current technological and other developments.