GULFMET, is a Regional Metrology Organization (RMO) established under the auspices of GCC Standardization Organization (GSO), bringing together National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) of the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, State of Kuwait and the Republic of Yemen.



The CIPM granted provisional acceptance of GULFMET as a Regional Metrology Organization (RMO) in accordance with the procedures of the JCRB and within the meaning of the CIPM MRA on its meeting No. 104 ( Paris, 15-16 October 2015).

GULFMET assumes a coordinating role for Legal Metrology in order to facilitate intra-regional and international trade, to assure consumer protection, to safeguard health and environment and to keep contacts with the OIML. Associate Membership of the GULFMET is open for other countries.
GULFMET was established pursuant to GSO Board of Directors' decision in its meeting No.12 (Kuwait, 2 June 2010) with the aim to enhance the metrological infrastructure and activities within the member states, and to ensure the technical capabilities of national metrology institutes and designated institutes participating in the GULFMET as an RMO.

GULFMET has Associate members (NMIs') of Turkey (UME), Egypt (NIS), Bosnia (IMBIH), Korea (KRISS), and Standards and Calibration Laboratory of Hong Kong (SCL).

Main Objectives

  • To ensure the technical capabilities of National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) and Designated Institutes (DIs) participating in the GULFMET as an RMO.

  • To develop an affective quality management system in the member states NMIs.

  • To attain International Mutual Recognition of Measurement and Calibration results through participation in inter comparison program organized by the GULFMET and BIPM.


  1. Exchange information on technical capabilities available in member states and disseminate information on new developments in metrology.

  2. Enhance international credibility in the competency of National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) and designated institutes (DIs) in member states to achieve international recognition of measurement and calibration results and calibration certificates.

  3. Strengthen metrology infrastructure as a component of quality improvement and promote intra- and inter-regional trade among member states and other countries.

  4. Enhance the competency in metrology by providing relevant extensive training.

  5. Participation in international comparison programs to ensure traceability and reliable measurements.

  6. Organization of regional inter comparison programs among member NMIs.

  7. Contribute to the metrological infrastructure requirements for consumer protection, health, safety and environment.

  8. Enhance cooperation with international and other regional organizations of similar interests, such as the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML).

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