Resolution 2 of the 22nd CGPM

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.

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

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