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.


 To provide internationally accepted and recognized conformity assessment and training services in support of production enterprises and service providers for domestic consumption and for import and export purposes to enable the efficient functioning of the economy and to facilitate  consumer protection through the support of Ethiopian regulators for the protection of health, safety and the environment.


We strive to be Ethiopia's most credible and trusted partner of choice in providing internationally recognized and accepted  conformity assessment services.


ECAE’s core values are:

  •   Accountability

  •   Credibility

  •   Confidentiality

  •   Partnership

  •   Continual Improvement

  •   Responsiveness