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18th meeting of Joint Committee for Measurement Standards:

31 March 2020, Kazakhstan



30th COOMET Committee meeting:

1-2 April 2020, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

The Bulgarian Institute of Metrology (BIM)

Acting President: Mr. Paun Ilchev

Address: 52-B, Blvd G.M.Dimitrov 1797 Sofia, Bulgaria

Telephone: +359 2 9702 773

Fax: +359 2 9702 777




The Bulgarian Institute of Metrology (BIM) is a legal entity to the Minister of Economy, at budget support. BIM has functions of the national metrology institute and national legal metrology authority.


In the field of scientific metrology:


BIM through the Directorate General “National Centre of Metrology” (DG NCM):


  • establishes and maintains the national measurement standards of the Republic of Bulgaria;
  • organizes establishment and development of the national system of certified referent materials;
  • carries out metrological research and provides measurement-related services in areas of public, scientific and economic interest;
  • perfroms activities for international recognition of measurement results carried out in the country.


In the field of legal metrology:


In non-harmonized European legislation:


BIM through the Directorate General “Measures and Measuring Instruments” (DG MMI):


  • carries out control of measuring instruments (type approval, initial and subsequent verifications);
  • carries out metrological expertise of measuring instruments.


In harmonized European legislation:


BIM is a Notified Body (Nr. 1957) for conformity assessment of non-automatic weighing instruments (NAWID) and some categories of measuring instruments (MID). Other bodies, notified by SAMTS, also exist.


Industrial metrology

Accredited private or public laboratories carry out calibration of measuring instruments.

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