Area: 29,74 thousand-sq. km
Population: 3,2 millions inhabitants
Capital: Yerevan

The legal basis of the System for assuring uniformity of measurements of the Republic of Armenia was laid down in 2004 in the Law “Assurance of uniformity of measurements” and in the Regulation of the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

Organizational structure of the national metrological system includes a national metrology body and a national metrology institute.


The national metrology body is the Ministry of Trade and Economic Development of the Republic of Armenia.


Management: Mr. Karen Chshmarityan

Address: Republic of Armenia, 0010 Yerevan, Mkrtchyan Str. 5

Telephone: +374 10 52 61 34

Fax: +374 10 52 65 77



Major activities are as follows:

­     development of public policy in the field of  uniformity of measurements;

­     coordination of activities of the National metrology institute; 

­     development of legal and other acts regarding uniformity of measurements;

­     organization of development and approval of national standards;

­     type approval of imported into Armenia and domestically produced measuring instruments;

­     accreditation of measuring instrument calibration laboratories;

­     organization and carrying out of state metrological inspection of measuring instruments and control over compliance with metrological rules and regulations;

­     licensing of organizations and individuals who produce and repair measuring instruments;

­     -maintenance of the register of approved measuring instruments and reference materials.


56 units of reference measuring instruments represent the technical basis of the System for assuring uniformity of measurements of the Republic of Armenia.


The duties of an Armenian national metrology institute performs the Closed Joint-Stock Company “National Institute of Metrology”

Management: Dr. Vahan Sahakyan

Address: Republic of Armenia, 0051 ă. Yerevan, Komitasi Ave. 49/2

Telephone: +374 10 23 26 00

Fax: +374 10 23 54 78



Major activities:

According to the Law “Assurance of uniformity of measurements” of the Republic of Armenia of the 26th Mai 2004, the National Institute of Metrology under authority of the Ministry of Trade and Economic Development of the Republic of Armenia was established on the basis of the Closed Joint-Stock Company “Metrologist”.

The National Institute of Metrology within its lawful competence is responsible for implementing state policy in the field of metrology. The Institute fulfills its responsibilities through following constituent laboratories, departments and services:

­       service of reference materials and of scientific research of standards use and maintenance, which includes optical-physical, physical-chemical, thermotechnical, radiation and reference material laboratories;

­       department of development of normative documents in metrology;

­       department of state type approval testing of measuring instruments;

­       department of technical maintenance of measuring instruments;

­       territorially organized verification laboratories;

­       laboratory of mechanical and linear-angle measurements;

­       laboratory of time and frequency and of radio-electronic measurements;

­       laboratory of gas and liquid flow measurements;

­       laboratory of force, strength and pressure measurements.


Major activities of the Institute are:

­       development of normative and methodical documents in metrology;

­       provision of reproducibility of units of measurements and their dissemination to the working measuring instruments used by metrological services of organizations, by testing and measuring laboratories it accredited;

­       carrying out researches with the purpose to assure uniformity of measurements;

­       performance of state tests, verification and metrological attestation of measuring instruments and testing equipment;

­       provision of comparison of national standards with intergovernmental and international standards;

­        carrying out metrological attestation of measurement techniques, metrological examination of normative documents in metrology;

­       performance of other functions prescribed in law and in the Statute of the Institute.