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This  Ethiopian  Standard  has  been  prepared  under  the  direction  of  the  Technical  Committee  for  Building  
structures  and  elements  of  building  (TC  42)  and  published  by  the  Ethiopian  Standards  Agency  (ESA).  
   
The  standard  is  identical  with  ISOϮϯϵϰ͗ϭϵϵϴ  'ĞŶĞƌĂůƉƌŝŶĐŝƉůĞƐŽŶƌĞůŝĂďŝůŝƚLJĨŽƌƐƚƌƵĐƚƵƌĞƐWƵďůŝƐŚĞĚďLJ
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For  the  purpose  of  this  Ethiopian  Standard  ,  the  adopted  text  shall  be  modified  as  follows.    
ͻThe  phrase  “International  Standard”  shall  be  read  as  “Ethiopian  Standard”;  and    
ͻA  full  stop  (.)  shall  substitute  comma  (,)  as  decimal  marker.    
 
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Organization and Objectives
The Ethiopian Standards Agency (ESA) is the national standards body of Ethiopia
established in 2010 based on regulation No. 193/2010.ESA is established due to the
restructuring of Quality and Standards Authority of Ethiopia (QSAE) which was
established in 1970.

ESA’s objectives are:-

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™Develop Ethiopian standards and establish a system that enable to
Ethiopian Standards Agency
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check weather goods and services are in compliance with the


required standards,
                                                                                                                                             

™Facilitate the country’s technology transfer through the use of


standards,
™Develop national standards for local products and services so as to

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Ethiopian Standards
The Ethiopian Standards are developed by national technical committees which are
composed of different stakeholders consisting of educational Institutions, research
institutes, government organizations, certification, inspection, and testing
organizations, regulatory bodies, consumer association etc. The requirements and/
or recommendations contained in Ethiopian Standards are consensus based that
reflects the interest of the TC representatives and also of comments received from
the public and other sources. Ethiopian Standards are approved by the National
make them competitive in the international market.
 
 

Standardization Council and are kept under continuous review after publication and
updated regularly to take account of latest scientific and technological changes.
Orders for all Ethiopian Standards, International Standard and ASTM standards,
including electronic versions, should be addressed to the Documentation and
Publication Team at the Head office and Branch (Liaisons) offices. A catalogue of
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Ethiopian Standards is also available freely and can be accessed in from our
website.
                                                                                                                                     

ESA has the copyright of all its publications. No part of these publications may be
reproduced in any form without the prior permission in writing of ESA.
International Involvement
ESA, representing Ethiopia, is a member of the International Organization for
Standardization (ISO), and Codex Alimentarius Commission (CODEX). It also
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maintains close working relations with the international Electro-technical


Commission (IEC) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).It is a
founding member of the African Regional Organization for standardization
(ARSO).

  More Information?
  Contact us at the following address.
The  Head  Office  of  ESA  is  at  Addis  Ababa.  
 

   011-­‐  646  06  85,  011-­‐  646  05  65                    


  011-­‐646  08  80
   2310  Addis  Ababa,  Ethiopia  
 
  E-­‐mail:  info@ethiostandards.org,          

 
Website:  www.ethiostandards.org
   
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