የኢትዮጵያ አክሬዲቴሽን አገልግሎት በልዩ ልዩ መስኮች ዓለም አቀፍ  እውቅና አገኘ፡፡አገልግሎቱ ለግሎባል ኢንስፔክሽን ሰርቬይ ኤጀንሲ ዕውቅና ሰጠየዜና መግለጫየኢትዮጵያ አክሬዲቴሽን አገልግሎት በምርት ሰርቲፊኬሽን እና በካሊብሬሽን ላቦራቶሪ አክሬዲቴሽን ዘርፎች ዓለም አቀፍ እውቅና አገኘአቶ ቦንሳ ባይሳ የኢትዮጵያ አክሬዲቴሽን አገልግሎት ዋና ዳይሬክተር ሆነው ተሾሙኢትዮጵያ በአንድ ጀንበር 500 ሚሊየን ችግኝ የመትከል መርሐ ግብር ላይ የአገልግሎቱ የሥራ ኃላፊዎችና ሰራተኞች የበኩላቸውን ተወጡየኢትዮጵያ አክሬዲቴሽን አገልግሎት አዲሰ በተከለሰው የሕክምና ላቦራቶሪዎች ደረጃ ለመተግበር የሽግግር እቅድ አዘጋጀEthiopian Accreditation Service top management and technical staffs visited Quality Council of Indiaየኢትዮጵያ አክሬዲቴሽን አገልግሎት እንደሃገር የመጀመሪያውን የምርት ሰርተፊኬሽን እና በግሉ ዘርፍ የካሊብሬሽን ላብራቶሪ ጨምሮ አጠቃላይ ለ11 ተቋማት የላቀ ብቃት የሶስተኛ ወገን ምስክርነት የአክሬዲቴሽን ሰርተፍኬት ሰጠ፡፡የኢትዮጵያ አክሪዲቴሸን አገልግሎት አመራሮችና ሰራተኞች የስድስት ወር አፈጻጸም እየገመገም ይገኛል፡፡

Accreditation and WTO requirements

WTO TBT Agreement

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)

  • TBT:  Barriers to trade created by technical regulations, standards and conformity assessment procedures when they are established for national trade protection reasons.
  • TBT became a prominent means of trade protection when the WTO concentrated on reducing tariff and quantitative restrictions to trade.
  • Tariff and quantitative restrictions on imports were replaced with a multitude of national standards and regulations which had the primary intent of:
  • Creating barriers to market entry for foreign producers; and
  • restricting market access to domestic producers
  • Established with the main objective of ensuring that
    • technical regulations;
    • Standards; and
    • Conformity assessment procedures,
  •  Do not create unnecessary obstacles to international trade.
  • WTO members are required to comply with the agreement and all of its requirements.

Technical Regulations Why Mandatory?

  • Recognized that no country should be prevented from taking legitimate measures necessary to ensure the following:
  • Human or animal health and safety
  • Environmental protection;
  • National security;
  • Regulatory measures are permitted as long as they do not constitute a “means of arbitrary or unjustifiable discrimination between countries where the same conditions prevail” or where they represent a “disguised restriction to international trade”.

What are the principles of WTO agreements?

TBT PrinciplesTechnical regulationsConformity assessment proceduresStandards
Avoidance of unnecessary obstacles to trade

Results of agreements/Arrangements

Accreditation and WTO requirements-International linkage