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Transition arrangements

 

Background

The OIML-CS is due to come into operation on 1 January 2018 and will replace the existing OIML Basic Certificate System and the OIML Mutual Acceptance Arrangement (MAA). After 31 December 2017, Issuing Authorities under the Basic System and Issuing Participants under the MAA will no longer be able to issue OIML Basic Certificates and MAA Certificates respectively.

 

Issuing OIML Certificates from 1 January 2018

Existing Issuing Authorities and Issuing Participants will need to apply to become OIML Issuing Authorities under the OIML-CS if they wish to continue to issue OIML Certificates from 1 January 2018. Further information on becoming an OIML Issuing Authority under the OIML-CS can be found here.

 

Validity of existing certificates

OIML MAA Certificates issued before 1 January 2018 will remain valid. Utilizers and Associates in the OIML-CS may establish conditions for acceptance of these certificates and/or OIML type evaluation reports.

OIML Basic Certificates issued before 1 January 2018 will also remain valid. Utilizers, Associates and Users may continue to accept these certificates and/or OIML type evaluation reports on a voluntary basis.

 

Revisions to existing certificates

Revisions to existing OIML Basic and OIML MAA Certificates will not be permitted from 1 January 2018. However, an “Annex” to the original OIML Basic Certificate or OIML MAA Certificate may be issued by the original Issuing Authority (under the Basic System) or by the original Issuing Participant (under the MAA) respectively in the following instances:

a) to correct an error by the applicant or the Issuing Authority/Participant; or

b) when the ownership of the Certificate is transferred to a new applicant.

An “Annex” to the OIML Basic Certificate or OIML MAA Certificate will not be permitted to change the technical or metrological characteristics of the measuring instrument/module.

 

Further information

Further information can be found in OIML-CS Procedural Document PD-07.