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Resolution 2 of the 22nd CGPM (2003)
Version française
Metrology and trade

    The 22nd General Conference,


  • the increasing importance for world trade of reliability in measurement and comparability of measurement results,
  • the commitment of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to the reduction in non-tariff barriers to trade,
  • the recent report commissioned by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) from a commercial consulting company on the economic impact of the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement on world trade,
  • notes the long-standing application made by the BIPM for observer status on the WTO Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade, and

    requests Member States of the Metre Convention to press for a positive acceptance of this application as soon as possible.

Comptes Rendus de la 22e CGPM (2003), 2005, p.374
Metrologia, 2004, 41(1), 99-108

The reader should note that the official version of this Resolution is the French text.

Other Resolutions of the 22nd CGPM (2003)
Resolution 1
Resolution 2
Resolution 3
Resolution 4
Resolution 5
Resolution 6
Resolution 7
Resolution 8
Resolution 9
Resolution 10
Resolution 11
Resolution 12