Metrology Law of the People's Republic of China (Revised in 2015)

Metrology Law of the People's Republic of China (Revised in 2015)
Metrology Law of the People's Republic of China (Revised in 2015)

Order of the President of the People's Republic of China No.26

April 24, 2015

(Adopted at the 12th session of the Standing Committee of the 6th National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China on September 6, 1985; amended for the first time according to the Decision on Amending Certain Laws passed at the 10th session of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China on August 27, 2009; amended for the second time according to the Decision on Amending Seven Laws including the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of the Marine Environment passed at the 6th session of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China on December 28, 2013; and amended for the third time according to the Decision on Revising Five Laws including the Metrology Law of the People's Republic of China passed at the 14th session of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China on April 24, 2015)

Table of Contents
Chapter I General Provisions
Chapter II Primary Standard Instruments of Measurement, Standard Instruments of Measurement and Metrological Verification
Chapter III Administrative Control of Measuring Instruments
Chapter IV Metrological Supervision
Chapter V Legal Liability
Chapter VI Supplementary Provisions

Chapter I General Provisions

Article 1 This Law is formulated to strengthen the metrological supervision and administration, to ensure the uniformity of the national system of units of measurement and the accuracy and reliability of the quantity value, so as to contribute to the development of production, trade, science and technology, meet the needs of socialist modernization and safeguard the interests of the state and the people.

Article 2 Within the territory of the People's Republic of China, this Law shall be abided by in establishing primary standard measuring instruments and standard measuring instruments, conducting metrological verification, and the manufacture, repair, sale or use of measuring instruments.

Article 3 The State shall adopt the International System of Units (SI).
The International System of Units and other units of measurement adopted by the State shall be the national legal units of measurement. The names and symbols of the national legal units of measurement shall be promulgated by the State Council.
Non-national legal units of measurement shall be abrogated. Measures for the abrogation shall be stipulated by the State Council.

Article 4 The metrological administrative department of the State Council shall exercise unified supervision over and administration of metrological work throughout the country.
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