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International cooperation

International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) International organization of measures and weights (BIPM)

Euro-Asian cooperation of national metrological institutions (COOMET) Euroasian Interstate Council for standardization, metrology and certification (ICS)

Interregional Standardization Association (IRSA-BASB) International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO)

Asia-Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP)
International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML)

OIML is founded on October 20, 1955. As for today, there are 57 Member-States of the OIML, 58 Corresponding members. Republic of Kazakhstan is a full member since 1994 (According to Joining International Organization of Legal Metrology established by Decree of the Minister from April 19, 1994).

The major purpose of OIML – cooperation for resolving technical and managerial problems related to using of measuring instruments and providing of public supervision in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements.

The major tasks:
- determining of general outline of legal metrology;
- investigation of mean issues of legal metrology and their arrangement for the purpose of harmonization;
- determining of characteristics and requirements for measuring instruments recognizing by member-states and using in best practice;
- development of model acts and rules related to using of measuring instruments and supervision over measuring instruments;
- translation and publication of basic documents of measuring instruments and their using in different states, explanation is to be needed for their understanding.
International organization of measures and weights (BIPM)

BIPM is being created by the Metre Convention, which was signed on May 20, 1875. As for today, there are 58 Member States of the BIPM and 41 Associates of the General Conference.

The Republic of Kazakhstan is an associate of the General Conference since September 14, 2005. Republic of Kazakhstan has been signed Mutual Recognition Arrangement of measurement standards and certificates of calibration issued by National Metrology Institutes (CIPM MRA).

The Republic of Kazakhstan became a Member State since December 31, 2008.

The major purpose is to be universally recognized as the world focus for the international system of measurement.

The major task is to work with the NMIs of its Member States, the RMOs and strategic partners world-wide and to use its international and impartial status to promote and advance the global comparability of measurements for scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, sustaining the quality of life and the global environment.
Euro-Asian cooperation of national metrological institutions (COOMET)

COOMET is founded in Warsaw on June, 1991 by signing of “Memorandum of understanding”. Republic of Kazakhstan became a member of COOMET since November 1998.

The basic activity of COOMET is cooperation in the following areas: measurement standards of physical quantities, legal metrology, accreditation and quality management systems, information and training.

The objectives of COOMET are as follows:
- assistance in effective addressing the problems relating to uniformity of measures, uniformity of measurements and the required accuracy of their results;
- assistance in promoting cooperation of national economies and eliminating technical barriers in international trade;
- harmonization of activities of metrology services of Euro-Asian countries with similar activities in other regions (EUROMET, EA, WELMEC, АРМР).

The main tasks:
- improvement of measurement standards compatibility, compliance of requirements applicable to measuring instruments and methods of metrological control;
- equivalence confirmation of national certificates confirmed by the results of metrology activity;
- information sharing of metrology service statement and their setting;
- joint development of metrological themes;
- assistance in provision of metrology services.
Euroasian Interstate Council for standardization, metrology and certification (ICS)

The Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (ICS) of the Commonwealth of Independence States (CIS) is the CIS Intergovernmental body for formulation and carrying out of coordinated policy in the field of standardization, metrology and certification.

CIS is being created in accordance with Agreement about carrying out of coordinated policy in the field of standardization, metrology and certification from March 13, 1992 to coordinate activities in the field of standardization, metrology and certification, determining primary areas in designated field of work.

The Republic of Kazakhstan became a member of ICS since 1992 in the framework of Agreement about carrying out of coordinated policy in the field of standardization, metrology and certification which was re-signed by heads of the government in 2015.

Major feautures of ICS are: development of priority areas in the field of standardization, presentation of interstate standards draft to approval; consideration and acceptance thematic priorities in the field of standardization and cost estimate for implementation.
Interregional Standardization Association (IRSA-BASB)

IRSA-BASB is founded in September 1991. The Republic of Kazakhstan became a member of ICS since 1992.

The main tasks of IRSA-BASB:
- cooperation between IRSA-BASB member-states for facilitation on goods and service trade;
- cooperation in enhancement on intellectual, science, technology and economics;
- talent management and development of joint training programme.
International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO)

IMEKO is a non-governmental federation of 42 Member Organizations individually concerned with the advancement of measurement technology. The Republic of Kazakhstan became a member of IMEKO since September 6, 2007.

Its fundamental objectives are the promotion of international interchange of scientific and technical information in the field of measurement and instrumentation and the enhancement of international cooperation among scientists and engineers from research and industry.
Asia-Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP)

APMP is a regional metrology organization of the Asia-Pacific region founded in 1977. As for today, there are 24 Member States and 7 Associates. The Republic of Kazakhstan is an associate since November 2, 2007.

APMP's mission is to promote and support a measurement infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region that facilitates international trade, improves industrial efficiency and competitiveness, ensures equity in the marketplace, and enhances the quality of life and the environment.