Resolution-CGPM-21-2

Resolution 2 of the 21st CGPM

Mutual recognition of national measurement standards and of calibration and measurement certificates issued by national metrology institutes

The 21st Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures,

considering

  • Resolution 2 of the 20th General Conference concerning worldwide traceability of measurements,
  • the rapidly increasing emphasis on the need to demonstrate international equivalence of measurements and test results related to trade,
  • the increasing number of mutual recognition arrangements and agreements being negotiated internationally concerning calibration and testing services,
  • that the calibration and testing services in each nation depend on a national metrology institute both for their measurement standards and for traceability to the SI,

recognizes that mutual recognition of the national measurement standards and the calibration services of the national metrology institutes is necessary in order to provide the basis for mutual recognition of calibration and test services generally,

welcomes

  • the initiative taken by the International Committee in drawing up a mutual recognition arrangement related to national measurement standards and to calibration and measurement certificates issued by national metrology institutes,
  • the decisions of those Member States that have already given authority to the director of the designated national metrology institute in their country to sign the arrangement,

invites

  • all other Member States of the Metre Convention to participate in the arrangement by giving authority to the director of the designated national metrology institute in their country to sign the arrangement,
  • all Member States to make every effort to implement the arrangement and to encourage other authorities in their country to recognize the equivalence of national measurement standards and calibration and measurement certificates thereby demonstrated,
  • all States to use this arrangement as the basis for recognizing the national measurement standards and calibration and measurement certificates of signatory national metrology institutes.

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

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