Metric units: Orgalime calls on Commission to allow dual labelling for engineering products

Published: 16 March 2006

Policies & Issues: Internal Market - Compliance, Standards & Enforcement

Orgalime position on Council Directive 1999/103/EC relating to units of measurement

In its position of 16 March 1998, Orgalime supported the aim of the European Commission to ensure standardisation on SI units, because the worldwide use of one system for units will, without doubt, provide considerable benefits to industry and consumers alike. However, as we believe that the process to achieve this should not cause prejudice to manufacturers, we request that the Commission should allow the use of supplementary indications (so called dual labelling) on products, using both SI and other units in order to be able to serve the needs of the markets for engineering products.

The second attachment (from UNICE) is a letter detailing the support of Orgalime's position by UNICE. Additionally, there is a link to a US Government website reporting on the impact of the Directive (cut & paste into URL window)- http://buyusainfo.net/docs_orig/x_3107558.doc

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