– the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together
     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world's largest developer of voluntary International Standards, which give state-of-the-art specifications for products, services and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective. Developed through global consensus, ISO standards help to break down barriers to international trade.

Many ISO documentary standards involve appropriate measurements and thus rely on the International System of Units (SI) and the quality infrastructure.

Links between the BIPM and the ISO:

  • ISO interacts with the BIPM at senior level through an annual multipartite meeting at the BIPM (with ILAC and OIML);
  • ISO is a member of the JCGM;
  • ISO is one of the partners in INetQI;
  • ISO/TC 12 participates in the CCU;
  • ISO/TC 43/SC 3 and ISO/TC 108/WG 34 participate in the CCAUV;
  • The BIPM has Liaison A status (Organizations that make an effective contribution to the work of the technical committee or subcommittee for questions dealt with by this technical committee or subcommittee) with the following ISO Committees:

Joint statements:
  • 2018:
  • BIPM, OIML, ILAC and ISO: Joint declaration on metrological traceability
  • 2011:
  • BIPM, OIML, ILAC and ISO: Joint declaration on metrological traceability

    BIPM contact(s):