ECAE is the acronym for “Ethiopian Conformity Assessment Enterprise”. In February 2011, ECAE was established as a federal owned Public Enterprise, governed by the Ministry of Trade  and Industry.

ECAE at present is the major conformity assessment organization in the country providing  Testing laboratory, Inspection,  and Certification services to the industry and  to the public.

ECAE has about 200 core and support staffs throughout Ethiopia. The headquarters and main laboratory facilities are located in Addis Ababa and  additional eight branch offices operational in various parts of the country.


ECAE’s mission is to provide internationally accepted and recognized  Testing, Inspection  and Certification  services for exporters, producers, service providers, regulatory bodies, consumers and importers as well as the public through credible, effective, accessible and efficient conformity assessment services to ensure the availability of quality products and services.


By 2025  to be  leader, internationally recognized and accepted National Enterprise; in providing  conformity assessment services.


ECAE’s core values are:

  •   Accountability

  •   Credibility

  •   Confidentiality

  •   Partnership

  •   Continual Improvement

  •   Responsiveness