Gulf Association for Metrology (GULFMET)

GULFMET, is a new Regional Metrology Organization (RMO) established under the auspices of GCC Standardization Organization (GSO), bringing together National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) of the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, State of Kuwait and the Republic of Yemen as well as other NMIS from Turkey (UME( South Korea (KRISS( , Egypt(NIS), Hong Kong (SCL) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (IMBIH) as Associate members.

GULFMET was established pursuant to GSO Board of Directors' decision in its meeting No.12 (2 June 2010,
Kuwait) with the aim to enhance the metrological infrastructure and activities within the member states, and to ensure the technical capabilities of national metrology institutes and designated institutes participating in the GULFMET as an RMO.

GULFMET assumes a coordinating role for Legal Metrology in order to facilitate intra-regional and international trade, to assure consumer protection, to safeguard health and environment and to keep contacts with the OIML. Associate Membership of the GULFMET is open for other countries.

The Joint Committee of the Regional Metrology Organizations and the BIPM (JCRB) agreed in its 33rd meeting (March 18 -19,2015,
Paris) to raise a recommendation to CIPM to grant GULFMET provisional status as a Regional Metrology Organizations RMO.





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