OIML holds Provisional Management Committee meeting in Shanghai
The second session of the OIML-CS Provisional Management Committee (prMC) was held in Shanghai during June 13 and 14.
Xie Jun (second from left), head of the Metrology Department of General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine (AQSIQ), and Roman Schwartz (second from right), vice president of International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML), are present and have discussion at the meeting. [Photo provided to China Daily]
A total of 31 people from 18 countries, regions and global organizations including the International Bureau of Legal Metrology (BIML), Germany, the United States, Netherlands, and China, were present at the conference.
The conference was hosted as an essential prelude to the OIML Mutual Acceptance Arrangement (MAA) CPR Meeting which will take place in Shanghai on June 16.
Last October, OIML committee members voted to give new OIML certificate system (OIML-CS) and its organizational structure. The new OIML Management Committee (MC) will be responsible to set new rules and procedures for the OIML certificate system.
And through the meeting, the attendees aimed to discuss major issues such as the OIML certificate system frame - OIML B18, associated files, programs, expert reviews, and who to take the post as president and vice president of the OIML-MC.
The new OIML certificate system was said to be carried out from January 1, 2018, and supposed to play a critical role in improvement on the world OIML certificate system and promoting China and other OIML member countries’ active part in mutual acceptance arrangement.
Following this meeting, OIML will co-hold an international symposium in Shanghai with AQSIQ to further discuss and promote the new OIML certificate system.
This is a significant step for China to realize its global capacity and influence in the OIML sector and expand its world impacts.
Participants pose for a group photo to mark the event. [Photo provided to China Daily]