Resolution 2 of the 22nd CGPM (2003)
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.