Act No. 505/1990 Coll., on Metrology

Main information

Law type

National technical rules and national administrative procedures applicable to the product or the product of a given type

Product type

Gauge, measuring instrument, measuring system

Direct link to rule


The Act, among other things, regulates the rights and obligations of manufacturers, importers and distributors of measuring instruments. Special obligations relate to the category of measuring instruments referred to as specified measuring instruments. The specified measuring instruments are subject to national regulation. The types of specified measuring instruments are exhaustively listed in the type list, which forms an annex to Decree No. 345/2002 Coll., laying down measuring instruments which are subject to mandatory verification and subject to type approval

Main requirements that the business user needs to know about

If the product is intended for using as a specified measuring instrument: - type approval - product labeling

Good(s) subject to prior authorisation under national law


Public Administration responsible for accuracy

Czech Metrology Institut (ČMI)

Contact details of the national responsible bodies is encouraged

Czech Trade Inspection Authority (ČOI) Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing (ÚNMZ) Czech Metrology Institut (ČMI)

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