Joint declarations




Metrological Traceability

The Joint BIPM, OIML, ILAC and ISO declaration on metrological traceability was updated and re-signed on 13 November 2018 during the 26th meeting of the CGPM, held in Versailles.

The Joint Declaration highlights the importance of metrological traceability and encourages the members of the four organizations – as well as others for whom metrological traceability is important – to adopt its recommendations. It is referenced in ISO/IEC 17025:2017 General requirements for the competence of testing, used by more than 60 000 calibration and testing laboratories worldwide.

The 2018 version, signed by Martin Milton (for the BIPM), Stephen Patoray (for the OIML), Merih Malmqvist Nilsson (for ILAC), and Sergio Mujica (for ISO), updates and reaffirms the original Joint Declaration signed on 9 November 2011.

BIPM-OIML-ILAC-ISO Joint Declaration (Updated and re-signed in October 2018)


Relevance of International Agreements

The Joint BIPM-OIML-ILAC Declaration 2006 on the relevance of various international agreements on metrology to trade, legislation and standardization. This statement is a reflection of the ongoing close cooperation between ILAC, the BIPM and the OIML and promotes the use of the three existing Mutual Recognition Arrangements.

BIPM-OIML-ILAC 2006 Joint Declaration covering letter

BIPM-OIML-ILAC 2006 Joint Declaration

BIPM-OIML-ILAC 2006 Joint Declaration (French version)