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HISTORY
1873. The Parliament of the Principality of Serbia enacted the first Law on Measures on December 1, 1873. This Law introduced the decimal metric system based on French archive prototypes of metre and kilogram. The State Office responsible for the control of measures and comparisons of prototypes used in the control of measures was established at the Ministry of Finance. The head of the Offi ce was the chief controller as the highest technical authority for measures, but verification of measuring instruments was performed by controllers in regions and districts.
1879. Serbia came very early to the conclusion that metric measures cannot be "enforced in real life" without the prototypes of the first order. Knowing that countries signatories of the Metre Convention can afford the most accurate prototypes of units of length and mass, the Principality of Serbia joined the Metre Convention as a Member State, on October 30, 1879.
1891. At the First General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM), Member States were invited to take their prototypes of meter and kilogram. The prototypes assigned to Serbia were Prototype du mètre Nº 30 and Prototype du kilogramme Nº 11. The Kingdom of Serbia took possession of its first prototypes of the first order from the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) on August 16, 1891. Metre Nº 30 is still kept at the Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals in Belgrade, but it is not the national standard any more, since it is replaced by laser. Prototype du kilogramme Nº 11 was replaced by Prototype du kilogramme Nº 29 in 1925, which was lost during the World War II, and the new one (made of Nicral-D) Nº 33, has been in use since 1956.
1919. In the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians, in 1919, by the Decree on the Organization of Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Department of Measures and Measuring Instruments was established. It had its Measures Control Units in Belgrade and Skopje, and could establish new Measures Control Units in regional centres if necessary.
1928. On May 16, 1928, the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians enacted the Law on Measures, Their Use in Public Transportation and Their Supervision, the Law on the Control of Fineness of Gold, Silver and Platinum Products, and the Law on Central Administration of Measures and Precious Metals, on Measures and Precious Metal Control Units, and on the Control of Barrels. Measures and Precious Metal Control Units were established as regional units of the Central Administration of Measures and Precious Metals.
1947. The Central Administration of measures and Precious Metals became the Federal Office of Measures and Precious Metals in 1947.
1955. At an International Conference held in Paris on October 12, 1955, the International Convention establishing the International Organization of Legal Metrology was signed, and among the founding Member States – signatories was the FPR Yugoslavia.
1956. By the Law on Federal Authorities, at the beginning of 1956, the Federal Office of Measures and Precious Metals became the Administration of Measures and Precious Metals.
1961. The first Law on Units of Measurement and Measuring Instruments in Yugoslavia was enacted in FPR Yugoslavia on November 4, 1961. The Law prescribed the use of the International System of Units (SI) adopted at the 11th General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) in 1960. It introduced the mandatory control of measures in official use.
1966. The first Law on the Control of Precious Metal Articles was enacted on July 6, 1966, and put under the responsibility of the Administration of Measures and Precious Metals.
1967. By the Law on Federal Authorities and Federal Organizations, in May 1967 past Administration of Measures and Precious Metals became an independent federal organization called the Federal Bureau of Measures and Precious Metals.
1976.
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 1998.
In 1976 and then in 1984, in SFR Yugoslavia, new Laws on Units of Measurement and Measuring Instruments were enacted, and in FR Yugoslavia on November 2, 1994 two new laws were enacted: the Law on Units of Measurement and Measuring Instruments and Law on the Control of Precious Metal Articles. The Law on Units of Measurement and Measuring Instruments from 1994 was brought into line with the resolution adopted at the 19th General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) in 1991 on the addition of multiples and submultiples of units to the list of SI prefixes. By amendments to the Law on Units of Measurement and Measuring Instruments in 1998, the procedure was introduced for the accreditation of laboratories for examination of working standards, measuring instruments and reference material samples.
2001.
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2003.
The Federal Bureau of Measures and Precious Metals was accepted as Corresponding Applicant for membership in the European Collaboration in Measurement Standards (EUROMET), on September 12, 2001. The Federal Bureau of Measures and Precious Metals signed the Memorandum of Understanding and became a member of the Association of European Assay Offices (AEAO), on June 12, 2002. Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) of national measurement standards and of calibration and measurement certificates, issued by national metrology institutes was signed by the Federal Bureau of Measures and Precious Metals, as the NMI of one of the Member States of Metre Convention, on December 5, 2002. The Federal Bureau of Measures and Precious Metals signed the Memorandum of Understanding and became a member of the Euro-Mediterranean Legal Metrology Forum (EMLMF), on January 16, 2003. In the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro, on February 4, 2003, the former Federal Bureau of Measures and Precious Metals became the Bureau of Measures and Precious Metals.
2005. The Bureau of Measures and Precious Metals became a Member of EUROMET on May 25, 2005. In the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro, on October 22, 2005, the new Law on Metrology was enacted.
2006.
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 2009.
In the Republic of Serbia, the Bureau of Measures and Precious Metals continues to work as the Bureau of Measures and Precious Metals from June 5, 2006. The Bureau of Measures and Precious Metals signed Declarations of Mutual Confidence (DoMCs) for R 60 Load cells and R 76 Nonautomatic weighing instruments and became a participant of the Mutual Acceptance Arrangement (MAA) on OIML Type Evaluations, on September 7, 2006. By signing the EURAMET e.V. Byelaws in Berlin on January 11, 2007, the Bureau of Measures and Precious Metals became a member-founder of EURAMET e.V. The Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals took over the responsibilities of the Bureau of Measures and Precious Metals on May 15, 2007. The Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals signed the Declaration of Mutual Confidence (DoMC) for R 49 Water meters intended for the metering of cold potable water and hot water as a participant in MAA, on November 7, 2007. Serbia became an Associate Member of European Cooperation in Legal Metrology (WELMEC), on June 24, 2008.
2010. Тhe new Law on Metrology was enacted.
2011. Тhe new Law on Control of Precious Metals Articles entered into force on June, 4, 2011.
 
 
 
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