Trade Relation and Negotiation Directorate General Trade Relation and Negotiation Directorate General

Trade Relation and Negotiation Directorate General

  1. Plan organize, coordinate, led, monitor and implement the country's bilateral regional integration and multilateral trade relation and negotiation activities,
  2. Facilitate a study on the country's trade relation and negotiation issues, based on study, propose recommendation on how the country benefits from the global trade,
  3. Ensure that the country's international trade relations are in consistence with the Government's policies, regulation, directives and procedures and check these lows, regulation, directives and procedures are also in consistence with the WTO rules & decisions and if need be suggest amendment, follow up and implement,
  4. Ensure any new trade and trade related laws, regulations, directives and procedures to be promulgated are in consistence with the WTO rules, decisions and procedures; before entering into force; if need be suggest amendments, follow up and implement.
  5. Initiate and propose policy ideas that could create new trade relation, strengthen the existing once, participate on studies that could help in formulating trade policies and prepare directives upon approval,
  6. Introduce and create awareness all stakeholders on Trade Agreements that the country signed and follow up its implementation,
  7. In cooperation with foreign Embassies in the country and the Ethiopian Mission abroad collect & compile trade information; propose solution for any trade dispute that may arise.
  8. Evaluate reports of international organization working on trade issues and promote the countries interest by participation on international meetings.
  9. Serve as a Secretariat of the WTO Accession of the Steering Committee and for the Regional Grouping Trade Relation & Negotiation Steering Committee, Chair the Technical Committees preparing technical documents, and serve as a technical level negotiator.
  10. Coordinate the Directorate General's duty with other units of the Ministry, initiate, coordinate and implement awareness creation programs.
  11. Identity, coordinate and implement capacity building supports, work in coordination with other units of the Ministry for manpower development and capacity building,
  12. Propose the establishment of new invitations to properly implement international laws and agreements that the country is signatory and ratifying.
  13. Coordinate the working relation between the Directorates of the Director General, follow up, monitor and implement.
  14. Prepare a monthly, quarterly bi-annual and annual report of the Director General.
  15. Evaluate the performance of the Directorates of the Director General; ensure the work of the unit is coordinated.
  16. Perform other duties to be assigned by the Trade Promotion State Minister.

Bilateral and Regional Integration Trade Relation and Negotiation Directorate Director

  1. Plan organize, coordinate, led, monitor and implement the country's bilateral and regional trade relation and negotiation activities,
  2. Follow up the Bilateral and Regional trade relations in order to ensure the coherence of these relations with the government policies, rules, regulations and procedures.
  3. Facilitate/conduct studies in relation to bilateral and regional trade relations and advice policy makers and present recommendations to strengthen the existing Bilateral and Regional Trade relations and to create the new ones.
  4. In consultation with the foreign Embassies in the country and the Ethiopian Missions abroad facilitate the collection of trade and economic information, propose solution for any trade disputes which may arise.
  5. Establish close relations with international and regional organizations which are engaging in trade matters and evaluate their reports and propose recommendations when the need arises.
  6. Create awareness to stakeholders regarding the bilateral and regional trade relations that Ethiopia has been engaging in and follow up the implementation of the different Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements that Ethiopia has signed.
  7. Facilitate the preparation of country position papers, coordinate and take part in Bilateral and Regional trade negotiations.
  8. Serve as a Secretary of the National Technical Committee that will be set up for Regional trade negotiation.
  9. Coach, support and evaluate experts and other stuffs of the Directorate and arrange trainings for the experts.
  10. Prepare monthly, quarterly, biannually, nine months and yearly performance reports of the Directorate and submit to the Directorate General.
  11. Execute other related duties given by the Directorate General.

Multilateral Trade Relation and Negotiation Directorate 

  1. Plan organize, coordinate, led, monitor and implement the country's multilateral trade relation and negotiation activities,
  2. Follow up the trade relation of the country at the multilateral level to be compatible with  the government policies, strategies, proclamations, regulations, guidelines and practices
  3. Ensure that the country's international trade relations are in consistence with the Government's policies, regulation, directives and procedures and check these lows, regulation, directives and procedures are also in consistence with the WTO rules & decisions and if need be suggest amendment, follow up and implement,
  4. Ensure any new trade and trade related laws, regulations, directives and procedures are  in consistence with the WTO rules, decisions and procedures; before entering into force; if need be suggest amendments, follow up and implement.
  5. Provide awareness creation programmes to stakeholders on multilateral trade agreement and follow-up their implementation.
  6. Coordinate the WTO Accession Negotiation, prepare necessary documents, attend meetings and make sure that the country's interests are protected.
  7. Serve as a Secretary of the WTO Accession National Technical Committee.
  8. Prepare projects for technical assistance by development partners and follow up implementation
  9. Coach, support and evaluate experts and other stuffs of the Directorate and arrange trainings for the experts.
  10. Prepare monthly, quarterly, biannually, nine months and yearly performance reports of the Directorate and submit to the Directorate General.
  11. Execute other related duties given by the Directorate General.