The Compliance Division is responsible for formulating and enforcing the Rules of the Exchange and all other relevant laws affecting the operation of the Exchange. To achieve this broad objective, the Rules of the Exchange establish four separate units with specific mandates. These are: (1) Rules and Regulations; (2) Compliance Monitoring and Investigation; (3) Discipline and Enforcement; and (4) Arbitration Tribunal. The Compliance Division also serves the official liaison with all local and international regulatory bodies and provides overall legal counsel to divisions of the Exchange on the proper and sound operation of the Exchange.
Rules and Regulations Unit: The Rules and Regulations Unite (“RRU”) is responsible for the drafting of Rules of the Exchange; the research and analysis of regulatory issues requiring new rules and regulations; the amending of the existing rules based on feedbacks received from members, customers and other stakeholders; and the interpretation of the Rules of the Exchange.
Compliance Monitoring and Investigation Unit: The Compliance Monitoring and Investigation Unit (“CMIU”) is responsible for overseeing that compliance is maintained with the relevant law of the Exchange, Rules and policies of the Exchange, and Directives of the Ethiopia Commodities Exchange Authority at all levels the Exchange’s operations; conducting and coordinating investigations of violations of the Rules of the Exchange, the Authority’s Directive and other pertinent laws. The CMIU is also responsible for the reviewing of membership applications for compliance with the applicable laws of the Exchange and the Authority, the conducting of on-site Member visits, the inspection of Member books and accounts, and the monitoring and reviewing of Members’ annual and other regular compliance reports.
Discipline and Enforcement Unit: The Discipline and Enforcement Unit (“DEU”) is responsible for enforcing the Rules of Exchange and other pertinent laws through a disciplinary rules enforcement mechanism. The DEU works closely with the Authority and relevant law enforcement agencies to protect the integrity of the Exchange’s price discovery Mechanism as well.
Arbitration Tribunal: The Arbitration Unite (“ABU”) is responsible for facilitating the resolution of disputes between Members or Members and the Exchange during the course of trading at the Exchange. The Exchange has two types of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms: (1) Expert Determination: a grade dispute resolution mechanism for Quality disputes between the Exchange and its members, and (2) Trade disputes between members inter se, and between members and their clients