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FEDERAL NEGARIT GAZETA

Y. 'j·n ·~'rc M~r.liltli'i.j( Regulation No, ! 7112009


f04.,e. .... 'U' ,(u1H Q"II{.)!' "'MhA ""I**"'l.I FinanCial Intelligence Center Establishment Council
f"'t'l.htC''f 9"'hC I\..J- ,(1-11... , ........ :JlI fo7i.IiEII ofMinisteTS Regulation .. " ....... " ........... Page 5112
Council ofMi"islus Regulation 11'0./7111009
COUNCIL OF MINISTERS REGULATION TO
PROVIDE FOR THE E$TABLlSHIlfENTOF THE
FINANCIAL INTELLEGENCE CEl,,'TER
"..." 'I.n+r.-l· S"'IlC fl.')- r h. -l'r-A' f J.,f_6-II'l! This Regulation is issued by the Couneil of M,"ist~rs
Jl.'l"tll~·r'Lft' tTih\.tl Mt,l{"'I.. oll"l'}"~ 1....11"1'1....
pursuant to Articles S and 34 of the Definition of Po,,"cr
'/';11(' f1unru(n n(l)f1ltl)< h.<P~ .",'C fif.r.IiIIIJI1X and Duties of the Ex~cuti\'e Orgall5 of th<.: Federal
liln'l'1.- .,,'1'(: U t.'lIat,p o').r.·,'1P'i1'l) "}+:I!: I'i ),,; li1i! Democratic Repubhc of Ethiopia Proclamalion No,
0'; nIOTr:t\ r:r:-d· \"I ""'~ Hu·n ro.e9'" 'Hll')' .l,?t' 47112005 (as amended by Proclamation No. 60312(08)
h(')lIDflf!- "'1.rt.of1'} hf; 7i·nc-'·'1~+·) nT/II'/1 0Il0l'h
and Artlde 21(1) of the Prevention and Suppression of
/I''''/ll1htl,'; "1V"'~"tmr: nmtT]())· n'f'Jf: ~i'I'C Xf..Yr,
Money Laundering and the Financing of TerrOrISm
I~i'i.!:' h'}.,.)!; t11i(1il "",{llL')- .I'.U" 1:HI hm·'r:b>\;:
f>roclamatioll No. 657/2009.
6. b$"C ClIO I. Shnrl Title
J',IJ f.'HI "1'4..e';"t'I .I'.ln~+
",,01 "'IohA This Regulation m;ty be eited as the "" inancial
"'1oJ:oJ:"'U' f"'l.'l.fl"I·C'r 9"'lle 0.+ f.'Hl ofl"'C • Intelligence Center Establishment Council of
'ij'{fhl!aUr -/-'UI'I- fI.fn'l"r'l j'.1· ...t..:: 1'o1III'51C1"S Regulation No. 17112009"

r. tC'l"1, Z. I)tfin jtion ~


I' .",fI·11.'/'1011 /1,1\ ·l,cI·:? 'l"I(lm(1l- nfl·,·.,.C [n tbis Regulauon unless the contcllt olherv.isc
OtI.lJ I:HI ClJ·fl',':· requues:
f!. ' h'P,"'- "'1(1')' O{\nU, .f:C'd· N'll nll11 I, "Proclamation" means 1he 1'''''''("11110n and
m,{'.II" ·j·nt.:·)· ;h.ff. M",'M· "'/-1'1.11"} h'i SuppreSSIon of Money L:lulldcring and Ih~
ii'I1C'I"~~')") 0"1")1111 ",'C.Il-l-', fluolt ... ItN," Financmg of Terrorism Pro<;Iama1ioll No.
/\",,,~rlll11r: \'ClJ"lClJ' h'I'"f: ",,','r: Vyf,/IUi.!t 65712009:
~(!I' I 2 the defin;liolls ass'i:Iled 10 the teml' 'nd("r
II. nh'f')!: h 'H'.. II 1"/'",,/\h'I'(1I- -)-(;:1"'1. A",c1e 2 of the »roclam~t"Hl sm.l: be
·hUt"'l. Y.!f'iA ! apphcabl~,

r. ....ggr 3. Eslab'ilhmtn,
i\. 1'<\.J..... ')r'l .(u·)~,), u<>l.:Ji ..,!)hA (hll.ll n:\1\ l. Tbe Financial ' nlelhgence Center (hereinafter
' u'MhA M"I'l]fI \..../.ml.· ) 1',1."1 flm·H' \he ·Cenln") is hercby established as an
J'flm' /..{\." 1':"/\ """',..,,.....)- dD/"'/.j' n,')' autonomous govcrnmcnt office ha"ing \IS own
11","' IU1.U Y:HI "' ~4:":t.t\::
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~. D116hl\· rf·mt.,.,: I\m,"'i\,e 0tJ. 'tfl:"?, 2. The Center shall be accountable to the Prime
,elfe;A:: Minister.

'P'j ODE?! o.t 4. Head Office


fD116hl\· 'Pe; mJetf The Center shall have its head office in Addis
OD11e;TCD'9" e~t­ ft. ')' lCD' Ababa and may have branch offices elsewhere as
,el'i\A:: may be necessary.

l;. fD116hft 'lOD11 5. Objectives


D116hl\· OCD'}~A Y:C'l.:'· f",11 11HoO CD,e9" The Center shall have the objectives to coordinate
'}oOl:" fh;Jlf nfloofll\" fD11""loOe; the various institutions involved in the fight against
"iioOC",1.,:,,·} 011HoO fOOC~T CD1~flol-1
money laundering'and the financing of terrorism, to
I\oohi\hA OD'l.~l1CD· 'l'lT fOtJ.ool\h:t'TCD·1
organize and analyze the information it receives and
'''<J:D11:'' fD11flrf'QOC: fD'l.~C"·T1 oolJiPJl-
to perform other related tasks to enable the
fD11~t-~:": foorf'1""}e; fD11flt-tJiliT 'he;
n 'P]f.1 rf'DJ'1t·lf D11 Y: l DJ 'h 1Jl:f A t\.flo l· implementation of the Proclamation.

'''tjD11~' et·PJ":j··} fD11he;CD1 1}i\D11 ,e'i'l'PA::

6. Powers and Duties of the Center


I. fD116hft eAtIJ'}'j 1"ge
The Center shall have the powers and duties to:
D116h1\. M1th\-T Mff(}c; 1""}fV..T ,e~..?:t'A:-
.1. exercise the powers and duties vested in it
fi. on'P]f. n1.,.1\ ?)fi(fl) f",flmCD·1 eAtlJ1~
under Article 21 (2) of the Proclamation;
rf'DJ'1C et· i\,e fCD·i\A !
2. own property, enter into contracts, sue and be
fl. f100lT '11\o.T ,elfe;A: CD·A ,e'P'Pi\A:
sued in its own name;
Oil 00' ,ehllA ,ehflllA! 3. carry out other lawful activities necessary for
e. 1}i\D11CD"} hDJoO I\D11 Y: lil fOtJ.fflt..A l' the attainment of its objectives.
I\.flol· U;Jlf "'DJ'1t-T1 fhe;CD·e;A::

i. fD1l6htk n1:pu
7. Ora:;anization of the Center
D116hl\· :-
f ~,et.h"'Cl- (lCY: :
The Center shall have: .....'-\
. , " Jot .. t .
?i. 1. a Board of Directors;
fl. 'Pe; ' ~,et.h"'C: 'he; ~ .i
2. a Director General; and
;~
tJ.~
.. ' niltA'l. LPt-",7f>l-:
~) 3. the necessary staff. ~

,e,)'?:t'A::

~. f(leg- b91lt
fi. f ~,et.h"'Cl- (lCY: fl'1T n'1i\T 8. Members of the Board of Directors
,e'i'?:t'A:: fD116hl\· 'Pe; ~,et.h"'C f(lC~ 1. The Board of Directors shall consist of seven
<J:D'l. n'1A ,elfe;A::, f(lC~ ft..,.0010Ce; members: The Director General of the Center
.,.tPJ:ri n9"ilT n'1i\T 0001DJeT shall be a permanent member of the Board .
The Chairperson of the Board and the
,eliD111\·: :
remaining five members shall be appointed
fl. I\~,et.hrf·Cl- (lCY: b'1i\T fOtJ.ht..I\CD·
by the Government.
nOA oom1 0001DJeT ,eCDfle;A:: 2. The amount of allowance to be paid to the
members of the Board shall be determined by
M. f(lC,If. e'AtlJl'j 1"9C
the Government.
(lC~:-
.9. Powers and Dutjes of the Board
?i. Ottu ~100 b·}.,.1\ ~ 10·il n1.,.1\ (?i)
The Board shall:
f",m.,.fl·T') fD116hl\'1 eAtlJ1e; ",DJ'1
1. exercise the powers and duties of the Center
t-:'. oet- 'h1JlCD·I\· ff.l;JA!
referred to in sub-article (1) of Article 6 of
• J this Regulation;
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~. fh'P;q:'} ht.~1.crC; ftnJohfa·'} Ft·Pli· 2. supervise and follow up the proper


. 001\~ .,~. ~·~fllmt·/;\ ~h;f'-I'I\/;\ -: ?, functioning of the Center and ensure the
fflt.'l,tnJ/;\ 1 II : t. r
implementation of the Proclamation;
t. Om'}:c!/;\ 1:C1. r f"'11 1,}Hll m~cr I 3. advise the Government on legislative,
'HIL~' I"n,;J'l! hfloofllr tnJel'L-fl'} "hC; ft- regulatory and policy reforms with regard to
7illC"'~"~"} 01'}H'fl ooC~r'} ODll.oofahrf: . money laundering and the financing of
f £h '? -: f «h1'1'CC; f T ttt\. tnJ1i1if Pli· I\~ ; 'J terrorism;
'o o'},? F~"} ftnJht·/;\ 1 4. issue directives necessary for the
h'P;q:'}C; Oh'P;q: oolPL~' fDll.mm. y''}(l"f'} ! .~u implementation of the Proclamation and
fatnJflt.1.?" fDll.fflt./;\ l' ooootf Pl"f'} I j 'ft regulations issued under it; and
fmfll/;\ 1 'h~'
,i : 5. approve the policy manual, work plan,
..,
ftnJohfa·'} fhlPt·C 7'ttt\.Pl"fC; f F/" i organizational structure and manning of the
0:"1: -: oo'P:"CC; f"m· ')~/;\ hY.L;q:c!~, : ·fH Center; and submit for government approval
'f1.1: ~/;\ 1 ft\.ft/;\ "cft,,·'} £h1"f oolP ! ';'C· the staff regulations of the Center prepared on
L;f''P. l}1\9" Pli· "'hrfa" f"'H,;J:c! ftnJohfa· I·>'? the basis of the basic principles of the civil
• I
service laws.

I. il0. Meetings and Procedures of the Board

~I (lC~· ')I\&. 'I":'} faoomfll~' F /"01' I. The Board shall meet for the discharge of its
ODll.m~'''m· oom'} OtnJC;Tm'cr 1.... :l functions as often as business requires;
, .~.:)'
tt"O"'O ~-:'''I\/;\ 1 trt;'9" fl.f'}fI O~flr provided however, that it shall meet not less
mC h'}1: 1. ... oo"'fl"ll ~t;'CO;f'/;\:: than once in three months.
i

iii (lC~-:
Ii,' 2. The Board:
i .' a) shall determine its own rules of
V) f"llflfl F"' FCl}rf:'} ~mflC;/;\ 1 I
I

fa) fa F/" m· hfltA1. trt;' "hflI'J11m' 1:LfI I 'ril· procedures of meetings;


b) may request advice and assistance from
htnJ'}~m'cr "01' tnJC;Tm'cr 9°hC
I, 1~3l.{ such persons as it considers necessary to
• ':1 ..J I
i, 'f!~1
m~9° "hC~;f' oomf:" ~i'l\/;\ 1 assist it to perform its functions; and
-~ ]
'i'\O( c) may appoint committees from its
dt) Ft·m·'} fatnJhC;m'} fDll.L~
members to assist it in the performance
J'DIl.i:Pl·,T· hhfll\'f: tnJ<J:<J:9° ~"fl\/;\:: of its functions.
t. OtnJC;Tm' cr f(lC~· fI-fl"fI h-fltJ~m' hfll\r 3. T . er~ ~hal1 be:(, qm>rum where a majority of
h"·11· 9° /;\ l}"·'l·fll}. ~t;' t·/;\:: tnJC;Tm'9°
01· ... "1. m~9° "hC9°;q Oflll"fI O-l'11·r
..
the members of the Board are present at any
meeting, and any decision or action shall be
0(-
hfll\~' h-fl1\1ilil. 1:crlJ ~m"C;/;\:: I . appro~ed by a majority of those present at the
i, ro(
..r •
i • ,... meeting.
It,
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I '(
Hi. .,:11. Director General of the Center
I •
~• ..GftnJohfa· 1. The Director General of the Center shall be
~r.·tnJ/;\::
;v 1
iP- appointed by the Government.
ftnJOhfa. 'PC; F/" I ·{ 2. The Director General shall be the chief
~" 'PC; ~~t,h-l't;.
executive officer of the Center and, as such,
hflt.~DIl. Oootr'} ftnJohfa·'} F/,.Pl"f shall direct and administer the activities of
~oot· /;\ -: ffl " '~1: /,./;\:: t'l the Center.
t. ftlu h'}"'1.· '}O·fI h'}"'1.· on hm~l\~ h" 3. Without limiting the generality stated in sub-
article (2) of this Article, the Director
,;J1C "h'}Y.i'mO·" trt;' 'PC; ~~~hi·t;. -:
General shall:
V) ftnJohfa·'} F/;\fll'}C; -I''?flt·~' h(lC~ I

) n
I a) exercise the powers and duties of the
ODll."mm· ooootf oolPLr O,l»/,. i Iftn)
I enter as directed by the Board;
I\~ fm·l\/;\ 1
b) employ and administer the employees of
fa) Otlu f:}ll h '}"'1.' U«(;) O-l'm.,."m· (hi f).
the 'Center in accordance with the staff
flPt··,·7j>:l"· oo"·~Y.tf ooootf oolP ?~n ~.
regulations referred to in Article 9(5) of
L~' ftnJohfa·'} lPt·.,' 7f'i· ~"'1't·/;\-: I U\\.9, ,
this Regulation;
ffl"·~1:t·/;\ 1
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til) fl1116hfa·') 'loo:r'f f Fir 6:"Y:C; c) prepare, and submit to the Board, the
n~~ . hH;J~·.y. fa(lC~ f+Cc)A i annual work plan and budget of the
n.4.+Y:r nFIr I\~ fCD·I\A! Center and implement same upon
00) fl1116hfa·') f Fir htC.~1-rC; f'llll1 approval;
t,TC~ hH;J~·.y. fa(lCY: f+Cc)A! d) submit performance and financial reports
LP) l1116hfa·') hY"'iI"'~CD1Cf'f ;JC of the Center to the Board;
nOlJ.~l1· "1')1·".y. 'f .eCDhl\A! e) represent the Center in its dealings with
l) FAflI,)C; "'"1c)? ') fal1116hfa· f Fir third parties;
:"A'l'«t:C; 'h C; CD·m.:rl111"~ hil4A 1.. f) delegate part of his powers and duties to
nlf., oom') fal1116hfa· LPIr.,.7f>'f the employees of the Center to the extent
nCD·hAC; .e"flIA j necessary for the effectiveness and
") noo,)"1F~~ Tlln. CD.er fl1116hfa· efficiency of the Center;
fil~Ir·'~Jt h:"flI65). I't.e "'tMCf g) keep the Board informed of any matter
Afll1:? fOlJ. 'ffa· 1·~r-'f 'i? n. that .could materially affect public policy
fa(lC~ , fllCD':J>A j or the strategic direction of the Center;
7i) Iblt--:': h(lC~· fOlJ."m· "'"1c)Ir~,) h) perform any other tasks as may be
fhC; CD' C; A:: assigned by the Board.
Of
II. 004Tct 12. Reporting
ii. ·l1116hfa· nOlJ.iI'l'C fOlJ.mnch~,) ll.eQ;l,rC 1. The Center shall prepare and make available to
fOlJ.h"'fa·~·} fl-J"'''~ 'loo:rtf t,TC~ the public an annual report that shall at least
hH;J~·.y. fafhlHl .e~ f~C;JA:-
include the following information, not
otherwise confidential:
lJ) nh'P~ ooLPl~ f.,.+nl't:fCD·')
a) statistical data such as the number of
t,TC.y.'f: fafh"1 hil.t~OIJ. hl-JI't~ reports received pursuant to the
f"~oo? 1·~r-i·: h"'oo?~ CD·iI'l' Proclamation, the number of referrals
hil f,,·ooLPl.,.C):fCD· fCD,)~A made to law enforcement bodies, the
1·~r-i·: n'lfar h+«t: ~l)( f+ln· number and prosecutions based on those
referrals, and the number of international
f'hC~:r 'l' f«l:JD'fc; f ooll "fa,
requests for assistance; and
iI:r~iI-thlltf fch'l'C ool)(JD'f j
b) any other information mandated by the
'hC; Board to be included in the Annual
fa) n(lC~ CD·ll.,. 'h')-'tI-J.,.i: f.,.CD""· Report.
Iblt-i· ool)(JD'f::
fl. l1116hfa· CD:":rtf flf.,· nCD') ~A 1:(:1.. ~ 2. The Center shall transmit information on
f"'11 1,)Hl1 CD.er ,)l1l~ fh;Jtf common and emerging typologies of money
hil ooillt- l111:"ll1 ') 'h C; 7il1C.,. :-s.,~ ') laundering and the financing of terrorism as
n1,)Hl1 ooC~~') . n"'oofah.,. f.,.h"i:
a mechanism to provide guidance to the
f004.1-OIJ.f Hs.'oJD'f')C; Iblt-'f 'l'CflIt.
accountable persons on suspicious
f0lJ.4. 'l'? "111.e.y.:f') fal111CD:" fOlJ.l~
transactions.
ool)(JD:f ~I'tk"~ I'tfaC):fCD' "JDi'
'h·)~hil4A1.."·1: nftti.CD· f"Ir65).A::

If. nfi 13. Budget


l1116hfa· . noo')"1F~ nOlJ.oo~l1fa~ n~~ The budget of the Center shall be allocated by the
.e·t·~ ~IrA:: Government.
If!. f'I/111 oolJ,l1t 14. Books of Accounts
1. The Center shall keep accurate and complete
ii. l1116hfa· "'~hhfa~C; f"'OXfa' f'llll1 001J
books of accounts.
"111"'~ .e.eIJA:: 2. The books of accounts and financial
K. fl1116hfa· f'l. Ufl1 001J"111~C; 1,)Hl1 .,h documents of the Center shall be audited
".,p.i· n4..s.'olrA 'PC; ~-'t"'C CD.er n'Pc; annually by the Federal Auditor General or
~-'t .,.? nOlJ.i'i9u ~-'t "'C nf'looi: .eool by an auditor appointed by the Auditor
oo&·fa·:: General.
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IS. Rctation " -jth the National Bank or EthioJ)ia


In rdation 10 issues provided in Ihe Proclamation
nh <PJ!: f·'·J'..'/,I'H··) \'4-.fS·Ul .,.* regarding financial institutions. the Center shall
\''''1.""flf1.f; 1·,/0\\",1·') 1'h.,+I"A·Y act in consu ltation with the National Bank of
fl,h./... 'P. WHn n"'1"'1IlC J'.IJ-It·(>.:: Ethiopia .
n. 1,10=\'''1'rSot 111. 16. Effective Date
J'.U .f:HI hu,/o\C Sf; .f'"} !{i'i. !{ 't.r'. -"'I"C' This Regu lation shall enter into force as of the 4'"
day of December 2009.

Done at Addis Ababa, this 12" day of Fcbruary 20)0.

IL<;''J!
",,1'1(1
M£L£S ZENA WI
I'h,3'I"A'Y .UI"t ·"'P. Jo\..'l"llt·tt.r'P. ?Tflfl.1l
PRIME MINISTER Of' THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC
m;r"J'. ""OJM'C REPUBLIC OF ET1If0P/A