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NMO and AQSIQ renew Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding has been renewed to share information, knowledge and business opportunities in metrology.

Photo of Richard Sanders and Han Yi signing the Memorandum of Understanding
Richard Sanders (Acting Chief Executive, NMO) and Han Yi (Director General, Department of Metrology, AQSIQ) signing the Memorandum of Understanding on 25 September 2014 at NMO.

On 25 September 2014 a delegation of senior metrology officials from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), China National Institute of Metrology and China Metrology Association visited the National Measurement Office (NMO) to renew a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NMO in the field of metrology.

In addition to an agreement to conduct exchange and cooperative activities in the field of legal metrology for mutual benefit, the MoU proivides cooperation in areas of metrology, such as:

  • metrological regulation
  • conformity control of measuring instruments
  • consumer protection
  • promotion of trade
  • international harmonisation of metrological regulation
  • wider markets for measuring instrument manufacturers
  • removal of barriers to trade in measuring instruments
  • competence of technicians and senior officials responsible for implementation of their national legal metrology systems

The cooperation may include joint meetings / conferences and workshops on the subjects of mutual interests; exchange and provision of information on metrological regulation, publications; exchange visits by business enterprise representatives, and of specialists, engineers and senior management officials in the field of legal metrology; and arrangements for mutual acceptance of test information for type approval and certification of measuring instrument designs.

The MoU should strengthen further the legal and scientific metrology relationships between the two organisations; and encourage business development in certification and metrology training between the UK and China.

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Read a scanned copy of the signed MoU between NMO and AQSIQ (PDF, 641KB, 2 pages) .

Published 8 October 2014