APLMF Mission Statement
The Asia-Pacific Legal Metrology Forum APLMF is a grouping of legal metrology authorities, whose objective is the development of legal metrology and the promotion of free and open trade in the region through the harmonisation and removal of technical or administrative barriers to trade in the field of legal metrology. As one of the regional organisations working in close liaison with the OIML, the APLMF promotes communication and interaction among the legal metrology organisations and seeks harmonisation of legal metrology in the Asia Pacific region.
APMP, APLAC and APLMF are recognized by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC as Specialist Regional Bodies. Specialist Regional Bodies assist the APEC Sub-committee on Standards and Conformance to meet the objective of eliminating technical barriers to trade within the region.
Training & Events
24th Asia-Pacific Legal Metrology Forum and Working Group Meetings
Wednesday 25th - Friday 27th October 2017
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Once we have more details a meeting webpage will be set up for these meetings
Training Courses for 2017 Please see below planned courses, dates/venues and course information will be added as it comes to hand.
Joint APMP/APLMF Workshop - Benefits of Metrology
22-23 May 2017
Verification of Rice Moisture Meters
17-21 July 2017
Verification of Bulk Flow Meters for Petrol and Diesel
24-27 July 2017
Verification of Weighbridges
August/September 2017 tbc
Verification of Pattern Approval of Water Meters
September 2017 tbc
Were held in Tokyo, Japan 23-25 November 2016 at the AIST, Tokyo Waterfront. The meetings were hosted by NMIJ (National Metrology Institute of Japan) and METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry).
The APLMF Secretariat would like to sincerely thank our Hosts, and particularly the team on the ground coordinated by Dr Tsuyoshi Matsumoto for a superbly organised event. The Secretariat are working hard to make all the presentations available on the annual meeting section of our website over the coming days. We are also producing a 3 minute presentation on the highlights of the meetings, and an end of year newsletter which will provide a bit more information about the meeting and activities since our last one in August.
We trust all who attended enjoyed the very full programme and have arrived home safely.
Members attended from: Australia, Cambodia, Canada, People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, United States and Vietnam.
Corresponding member from: Russia.
Honoured Guests: Mr John Birch (Past President 1994-2001), Dr Akira Ooiwa (Past President 2002-2007), Mr Du Yuejun (representing Mr Pu Changcheng Immediate Past President 2008-2015), Mr Stephen Patoray (BIML), Mr Uwe Miesner (PTB) and Dr Toshijuki TAKATSUJI (APMP).
Observers: India (Directorate for Standards Metrology and Quality).
Video Highlights of the MSA 2015 Conference
The Metrology Society of Australasia (MSA) held its biannual conference in Queenstown in October 2015. The conference theme was ‘Good Measurement – Great Business’ and brought together like-minded business, scientific and technical practitioners for an opportunity to discuss the latest advances, trends and tools for those with an interest in business of metrology.
The conference provided a mix of case studies, presentations and workshops which showcased research, innovation and success in the world of calibration and measurement. This event feedback indicated it was inspiring, thought provoking, highly relevant and practical for all levels of Metrologists.
The audience included businesses that use physical measurements, calibration and testing laboratories, national measurement institutes, and accrediting, compliance and government organisations.
The conference showcased how good measurement underpins great business, which can be seen in this short video titled ‘MSA conference highlights 2015’