March 2019 OIML-CS Management Committee

CECOD attended the OIML-CS Management Committee meeting in Delft. This group manages the introduction of the new OIML-CS scheme which replaces the existing OIML (basic) certification scheme, and older certificates can no longer be updated. OIML certificates are often used as a basis to gain national approvals for equipment outside of the EU. We raised our concerns on certification body delays because they do not know for sure whether they can issue certificates to the new scheme based upon existing test results. We also raised concerns that for many products it is impossible to find suitably accredited test labs with the relevant test facilities.