Ukraine joins International Organization of Legal Metrology

Ukraine joins International Organization of Legal Metrology

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On April 20, 2021, the Ukrainian Ministry of Economy, Trade and Agriculture Development received an official notification from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the French Republic on Ukraine's acquisition of full membership in the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) on April 3, 2021, Ukrinform reports with reference to the Ukrainian ministry’s press service.

"Full membership will allow national measuring instruments’ manufacturers to supply their products to the markets of member states of the organization without additional procedures for their evaluation. In addition, acquisition of Ukraine's full membership in OIML is important for implementing the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, as well as a significant step towards ‘industrial visa-free travel," said Ukrainian Minister of Economy, Trade and Agriculture Development Ihor Petrashko.

According to Petrashko, the acquisition of full membership will allow Ukraine to vote in all meetings of the organization and participate in the work of technical committees, development of new documents, as well as make proposals to the Strategy of the organization

Ukraine will also be able to participate in the OIML certification system. Certificates are recognized by all member states of the organization, in particular, EU member states, countries of North and South America, Africa and Asia.

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