Workshop on how to operate Type Approval Systems and use OIML Certificates

The Workshop on “How to operate Type Approval Systems and use of International Organization for Legal Metrology (OIML) Certificates” was held by PTB on 21-22 March 2016 in Bangkok , Thailand. Representatives of Working Group on Legal Metrology (WG 3) and ASEAN Secretariat were both participating in the event, along with PTB Key Expert who is also the presidenit of OIML. The objectives of the workshop were, among other things, (i) to give ASEAN Member States an opportunity to share their experiences on Type Approval System, and (ii) to identify common features which would help develop a harmonised approach across ASEAN to regulation of weighing and measuring instrument.
The workshop included a number of presentations made by PTB and AMS as well as group work exercise. The workshop resulted decision by AMS that ASEAN would benefit from additional guidance on how to operate Type Approval Controls and would be better provided as a ASEAN guidelines.