CECIP is the European association for national trade organisations representing the European manufacturers of weighing instruments. Founded in 1958, CECIP has today 14 member associations: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
The weighing industry has gone through tremendous changes in the past decades with new technologies and techniques being introduced in all sectors. Nowadays weighing instruments plays an important role in every industry, contributing to the quality of the final product.
Today CECIP is playing its role within Europe, striving for common and harmonised standards to be adopted at European and International levels to provide safety and quality to both consumers and users of weighing instruments. In order to provide valuable arguments to influence the relevant regulatory environment and market conditions, CECIP has two working groups composed of industry representatives from CECIP member associations.
The Legal Metrology Working Group (LMG) deals with the analysis of the relevant regulatory framework and represents the industrial position within this legislative process. Furthermore, the LMG participates in the work of international organisations, such as OIML (International Organization for Legal Metrology) and WELMEC (European Cooperation in Legal Metrology). But LMG does not only deal with Legal Metrology issues but also with private metrology as for example the calibration guidelines of EURAMET. Any other important Metrology issues in private metrology are covered by the LMG.
The Business and Trade Working Group (BTG) focuses on securing fair competition within the EU internal market, ensuring a proper and uniform control of instruments by the relevant authorities.
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