What is the OIML?
|Paving the way towards a global metrology system since 1955|
“The mission of the OIML is to enable economies to put in place effective legal metrology infrastructures that are mutually compatible and internationally recognized, for all areas for which governments take responsibility, such as those which facilitate trade, establish mutual confidence and harmonize the level of consumer protection worldwide.” - OIML B 15:2011
The International Organization of Legal Metrology is an intergovernmental treaty organization which
The OIML issues several categories of publications:
In addition, the OIML has developed the following international systems:
The OIML is an “international standard-setting body” in the sense of the World Trade Organization's Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement. OIML publications should therefore be applied, when appropriate, by all signatories of the TBT Agreement when developing technical regulations, in application of Article 2.4 of that Agreement:
"Where technical regulations are required and relevant international standards exist or their completion is imminent, Members shall use them, or the relevant parts of them, as a basis for their technical regulations except when such international standards or relevant parts would be an ineffective or inappropriate means for the fulfillment of the legitimate objectives pursued, for instance because of fundamental climatic or geographical factors or fundamental technological problems."