UNCTAD and Luxembourg join forces to strengthen competition policy and consumer protection in Ethiopia

09 December 2014

The UNCTAD Secretary-General and Luxembourg's Ambassador signed an agreement to reinforce the capacities of Ethiopian enforcement authority on 5 December 2014 in Geneva.

Ambassador Hoscheit and Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi
H.E. Mr Jean-Marc Hoscheit and Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi

In response to a technical assistance request from Ethiopia and in consultation with its government, UNCTAD developed a project proposal based on the needs of the Ethiopian Trade Competition and Consumer Protection Authority.

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg provided financial support for the three-year project, set out in an agreement signed in Geneva on 5 December between UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to United Nations at Geneva Jean-Marc Hoscheit.

The project aims to reinforce the capacities of the authority in implementing competition and consumer protection laws.

During the signing ceremony, Dr. Kituyi expressed his appreciation to Luxembourg in supporting this project, and said that UNCTAD looked forward to its work in Ethiopia.

Mr. Hoscheit said that his country was happy to support the project in partnership with UNCTAD, an organization with which Luxembourg has had a long-term relationship.

The project, which starts in December 2014, will cover four broad areas; the policy and legal framework, the institutional framework, enforcement capacity building, and advocacy for competition and consumer protection.