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30th ONLINE COOMET Committee meeting:

24 September, 2020



COOMET webinar to discuss possible fields of joint scientific research:

23 September, 2020



30th COOMET Committee meeting:

Postponed until autumn 2020

The General Directorate for Metrology and Standardization (GDMS)

Acting General Director of GDMS: Mr. Mehmet Bozdemir

Address:                 Ministry of Industry and Technology, Mustafa Kemal Mah.,

                               Dumlupınar Bulvarı 2151. Cadde No. 154, 06510 Cankaya Ankara, Turkey

Telephone:             +90 444 61 00

Fax:                        +90 312 231 1694



The General Directorate for Metrology and Standardization (GDMS) under the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MSIT) is the authority for legal metrology in Turkey.


The General Directorate for Metrology and Standardization’s duties were specified in the Decree Law on the Organization and Duties of the Ministry of Industry and Technology published in the Official Gazette no. 27598 dated 08/06/2011. The general framework for legal metrology activities is provided by the Law No. 3516 on Measures and Standards that went into effect on 21/01/1989 and Law No. 4703 on Preparation and Implementation of Technical Legislation Regarding Products dated 29/06/2001.

GDMS operates 7 regional metrology laboratories and 81 provincial verification bureaus. It is responsible for setting policy in the areas of legal metrology and standardization, specifying and applying mandatory standards and technical regulations in legal metrology and pre-packaging, conducting market surveillance and controls, designating and maintaining oversight of conformity assessment bodies and notified bodies in accordance with EU directives, control of measurement instruments used in trade,  and the operation and supervision of public and private legal metrology laboratories. The practice of legal metrology in Turkey has undergone significant change in recent years as technical regulations have been harmonized with the EU within the scope of the ongoing membership negotiations with Turkey. Within this context, the GDMS has been responsible for the implementation of the Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments and Measurement Instruments Directives (NAWI and MID) of the EU. 

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