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All activities on assuring the uniformity of measurements in Lithuania are based on the Law on Metrology which came into force on 9 July 1996 (amended on 22 June 2006).
Lithuanian metrology system consists of:
· State metrology service (VMT);
· State standard laboratories;
· Bodies appointed for verification of measuring instruments by VMT;
· Notified Bodies carrying conformity assessment activities for measuring instruments according to the EU legislation;
· Lithuanian Metrology Inspectorate.
State Metrology Service (VMT)
Director: Mr. Daivis Zabulionis
Address: Algirdo str. 31, LT-03219 Vilnius, Lithuania
Telephone: +370 5 213 3349
Fax: +370 5 216 3469
A decentralised metrology system exists in Lithuania. State metrology service under the Ministry of Economy, according to the Law on Metrology, is responsible for the formation and organization of measures to implement the metrology policy in Lithuania, coordination of uniformity of measurements, carrying out implementation of legal metrological regulation, as well as for exchange of information on verification of measuring instruments and notification of bodies with the other EU member states.
State Metrology Service performs the functions of a National Metrology Institute together with the state standards laboratories, which are authorised to develop and maintain national measurement standards by the Government of Lithuania.
State standards laboratories create, maintain, use and improve state standards, assure assignment of reproduced measurement quantities, maintain international traceability in the fields allocated to them and represent Lithuania in the activities of international metrological organisations in the scope of their competence.
According to the Resolution of the Government of Lithuania No. 518 of 1997 (new revision No. 730, 9 June 2003) on the approval, maintenance and use of national measurement standards, and approval of the list of national measurement standards and national standard laboratories, authorised to develop and keep national standards, the development of national measurement standards is being performed in line with the aforementioned Resolution, as well as the needs and economical capabilities of Lithuania.
Verification and calibration of measuring instruments and standards is performed by the state companies – Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai and Panevezys Metrology Centres (MCs) and private accredited laboratories for calibration and testing of certain kinds of measuring instruments, which are appointed by VMT.
Accredited and designated by VMT bodies carries out metrological conformity assessment in respect of pre-packaged goods or measuring containers, affixes respective marks and (or) issue documents ascertaining conformity.
Notified bodies carry out conformity assessment activities according to the EU legislation.
The Lithuanian Metrology Inspectorate was established according to the Law on Metrology of Lithuania and performs the tasks of market surveillance for measuring containers also for quantity of weighted, counted measured and dosed products.
At Kaunas University of Technology established the Institute of Metrology, whose tasks are organization, coordination and execution of research in the field of metrology, as well as training of specialists in metrology.
There is a Technical Committee “Metrology” within the Lithuanian Standards Board. It‘s main responsibility is to draft written standards in the metrology field.