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The Legal Metrology in Thailand

The Legal Metrology in Thailand

Bureau of Weight and Measures

Department of Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce

44/100 Nonthaburi 1 Rd., Muang, Nonthaburi 11000

Tel. (662) 547-4355 Fax. (662) 547-4356

http://www.cbwmthai.org     

Email : cbwm@cbwmthai.org

 

 

GOAL AND INTENTION

Bureau of Weight and Measures is an organization responsible for supervising manufacturers, importers, repairers, and sellers of weighing and measuring instruments including weighing or measuring service providers; the functions of the Bureau include establishing the standards of weighing and measuring instruments, providing verification services for weighing and measuring instruments, prescribing the displaying methods ofnet content of packaged goods, and inspecting the net content of packaged goods for the impartiality of the commodity transactions.

 

DUTIES AND SERVICES

Services of Bureau of Weights and Measures are divided into 2 categories:

  1. Services to be carries out for the purpose of consumer protection through
    • Providing, calibrating, and maintaining the standards of weights and measures
    • Prescribing the rules and supervising the business of manufacture, import, repair, and sale of weighing and measuring instruments, including the business of providing weighing or measuring services
    • Verifying the weighing and measuring instrument and inspecting of packaged goods and inspecting their net content.
    • Prescribing the types of goods which must be traded by weighing and measuring approaches.
  2. Services which aim to promote the benchmarks of weighing and measuring instruments for consumers and industrial sector such as calibration od weights, flasks, pipettes, straight rulers, tape measures, etc.

 

SUPERVISION OF BUSINESS HOLDERS

Bureau of Weight and Measures supervision manufacturers, importers, repairers, and sellers of weighing and measuring instruments including weighing or measuring service provider by issuing licenses for carrying on the business, and issuing licenses of manufacturers or repairers to verify weighing and measuring instruments which are manufactured or repaired by themselves.

 

CONTROL OF PACKAGED GOODS

            Bureau of Weight and Measures is responsible for prescribing the displaying methods of net content of packaged goods and in specting the net content of packaged goods possessed under packers, importers, and dealers including making public awareness regarding the using methods of weighing and measuring instruments in goods transactions.

 

CONTROL OF WEIGHING AND MEASURING INSTRUMENTS

Bureau of Weight and Measures is responsible for verification of weighing and measuring instruments which are manufactured, repaired, and import and supervision of the uses of weighing and measuring instruments to ensure that no taking advantage of abuse of such instruments takes place. The conditions, properties, and accuracy of weighing and measuring instruments used at markets, stores, and purchasing places and make public understanding regarding a correct means on the use of weighing and measuring instruments.

CUSTODIAN OF WEIGHING ANDMEASURING STANDARDS

Bureau of Weight and Measures is responsible for keeping and maintaining of standards of legal metrology, prescribing qualification of such standards developing calibration methods including providing calibration service for its officers, business holders and user of weighing and measuring instruments.

REGIONAL VERIFICATION CENTERS AND BRANCH OFFICES

            Besides the Bureau of Weights and Measures in Nonthabiri, Department of Internal Trade has established 4 Regional Verification Centers and 23 Branch Offices. The Regional Verification Centers in each region are responsible for providing technical support, equipment, standards for and cooperation in several activates with their Branch Offices.

 

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