Azerbaijan to receive OIML membership from 2015
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 4
By Huseyn Valiyev - Trend:
The Azerbaijani State Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patents will receive a membership status in the Organisation International de Métrologie Légale (OIML) from January 1, 2015. It will be represented at the Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures (CGPM), the head of the state metrology service under the state committee Oqtay Abbasov said at a press-conference Nov. 4.
He said that the membership in such organizations is important for the metrology development and economic development of the country as a whole. Another important direction is to improve the legal framework in this field to recognize the international standards.
"Signing of an agreement with the countries in the area of mutual recognition of standards will ensure the quality of the measurements," he said. "This contributes to the achievement of high quality products."
The membership in these organizations is the basis for joining the Metre Convention and signing the agreement on mutual recognition of national measurement standards and calibration and measurement certificates issued by the national metrology institutes. This means recognition of Azerbaijani calibration certificate at the international level.
The 25th session of the General Conference on Weights and Measures, which is held every four years, will be held in Versailles on November 18-20. As a new member, Azerbaijan will be represented at the conference by the State Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patents.
OIML was founded in 1955 in accordance with the convention on its establishment, signed in Paris on October 12, 1955. The organization was established to harmonize the rules of metrology used in the member-states. OIML is designed to assist in removing the trade barriers by working out the coordinated legislative, administrative and technical procedures for measuring devices used in trade or regulatory activity.
edited by CN