Ethiopia is naturally endowed with rich resources and hard work and trainable youth population favorable for textile industry development. To take advantage of the favorable conditions and utilize the potentials in textile sector, the Government of FDRE has undertaken various measures geared towards scaling up the textile industry of the country to where other developed countries reached. In order to accelerate the economic growth of Ethiopia through the export led industrial development strategy, the textile sector should play a considerable role. Cognizant of the comparative advantage and potential of the country for the development of textile industry, the Government of FDRE has given due attention for the industry which virtually led to the establishment of Textile Industry Development Institute (TIDI).

Some of the Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Institute

According to the Institute's establishment regulation no.180/2010 article 6, the Institute has the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Formulate policies, strategies and programs that assist in the facilitation of the development of textile and apparel industries and implement the same upon approval;
  2. Collect, analyze, organize and transfer to the sector's data center and disseminate to users, as may be appropriate, data necessary for the development of textile and apparel industries;
  3. Advise investors desiring to engage in the textile and apparel industries sector on the selection of technology, negotiation, construction, erection and commissioning;
  4. Provide support and consultancy services concerning production process, production planning and quality control;
  5. Cooperate with government and private institutions with similar objectives, locally and abroad; and encourage similar co-operations between private institutions;
  6. Undertake benchmarking studies that facilitate the development and competitiveness of the textile and apparel industries and assist those conducting similar activity in the sector;
  7. Deliver testing services to textile and apparel industries products;
  8. Extend support in the creation of input and output linkage;
  9. Conduct market study for textile and apparel industries products;
  10. Identify technologies that can be developed and undertake product development activities;
  11. Deliver its services to users at one stop shop;

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