The International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) is an intergovernmental treaty organization which

  • develops model regulations, standards and related documents for use by legal metrology authorities and industry,
  • provides mutual recognition systems which reduce trade barriers and costs in a global market,
  • represents the interests of the legal metrology community within international organizations and forums concerned with metrology, standardization, testing, certification and accreditation,
  • promotes and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and competencies within the legal metrology community worldwide,
  • cooperates with other metrology bodies to raise awareness of the contribution that a sound legal metrology infrastructure can make to a modern economy.


At its 51st governing council (the International committee of Legal Metrology-CIML) Meeting in Strasbourg, France, the OIML declared that the eighth OIML Award for excellent achievements in legal metrology in developing countries would go to the Institute of Trade Standards Administration, Kenya, ITSA(K).

On behalf of the Committee the President, Mr. Mason said he wanted to offer the warmest congratulations to the Institute through the Kenyan CIML Member, who received the award on behalf of  ITSA(K). He requested him to pass on the Committee’s thanks and congratulations for everything ITSA did for its legal metrology community. The President moved to invite the ITSA(K) at the 52nd CIML meeting in Cartagena, Columbia to share its achievements with the entre legal metrology fraternity around the world.

The then Honorary Chairman of the Institute Mr Francis Mutibo travelled to Columbia at the Invitation and hosting by the OIML and presented the ITSA(K) achievements at the 52nd CIML meeting.