New European Directives for weighing and measuring instruments: Technical briefing note

Main changes and implications, including the required actions for organisations with type examination or conformity assessment certificates issued by NMRO.


Technical briefing note on the new European Directives for weighing and measuring instruments

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This guidance document has been produced by the National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO) certification services to provide infromation, to manufacturers of weighing and measuring instruments regarding the main changes and implications, which will apply with the introduction of new European Directives for weighing and measuring instruments which comes into force on 20 April 2016.

The current European Directives 2009/23/EC for non-automatic weighing instruments (NAWI) and 2004/22/EC for measuring instruments (MID) will be replaced, on 20 April 2016, by European Directives 2014/31/EU and 2014/32/EU respectively, as part of the New legislative framework.

The guidance document also outlines the required actions for organisations that have been issued with EC type examination, or conformity assessment, certificates by NMRO.

Published 20 August 2015
Last updated 28 October 2015 + show all updates
  1. Section 3 of the technical briefing note attachments have been updated: Required actions for organisations with Type Examination certificates issued by NMRO.

  2. First published.