At the sitting held on 21 June 2021, the members of the Committee on the Economy, Regional Development, Trade, Tourism and Energy considered the Bill on Metrology in principle
The Bill was presented by Assistant Minister of Economy Aleksandar Starcevic who said that the Law on Metrology in Serbia has a long tradition, reminding the Committee that a Law on Metrology was passed in 1873, when the decimal-based metric system of measurement was introduced at the Ministry of Finance of the Principality of Serbia.
This law regulates the organisation of metrology activities, legal measuring units and standards of the Republic of Serbia, placing on the market and/or delivery to the market, as well as the use of measuring instruments, assessing the compliance of measuring instruments with prescribed requirements, pre-packaged products and measuring bottles, use and distribution of legal time, validity of foreign markings and documents, supervision, as well as other issues of importance for metrology.
The object of this law is to ensure the use of measurement units harmonised with the International System of Units, to establish a single metrological system that provides accurate and reliable measurement and instills confidence in the results of measurements conducted to protect consumers, human and animal health and the environment, as well as accurate and easy to understand communication and transmission of information concerning metrological issues.
Following a brief debate the Committee members unanimously proposed that the National Assembly accept the Bill on Metrology in principle.
The sitting was chaired by Committee Chairman Veroljub Arsic and attended by the following Committee members and deputy members: Ana Beloica, Snezana Petrovic, Vesna Stambolic, Natasa Ljubisic, Branimir Jovanovic, Milos Bandjur, Slavenko Unkovic, Nenad Krstic, Ivana Popovic and Mirela Radenkovic.