With the increasing
globalization of trade, the measurement markings on packaged commodities
are becoming increasingly significant. These markings and the OIML Recommendations
on which they are based underpin international, regional and domestic
trade transactions. In Europe alone it has been estimated that the value
of commodities sold in packages is 6 % to 10 % of the European gross
domestic product, or up to € 1000 billion per annum. Pre-packaging is
becoming increasingly significant for developing countries.
a multitude of topics, ranging from standardized package sizes and labeling
issues to deceptive packaging. While also covering these topics, this
Seminar will focus on several key issues.
Within Europe the
e-mark provides the basis for the acceptance of the marked quantity
statement as being a true representation of the contents of a package.
The use of this mark benefits trade within the EC. The OIML aims to
develop an international mark that will provide the same benefits to
international trade and this Seminar will provide the opportunity for
attendees to be informed of the current activity in this area and to
provide their comments.
While OIML Recommendation
R 79 requires the quantity statement to be marked on the main display
panel of pre-packages and this has been adopted by most OIML Member
States in their legislation, the requirement is not always enforced
or adopted. This issue has come to a head with a proposed treaty of
the World Wine Trade Group that is contrary to the OIML Recommendation.
The Seminar will provide the opportunity for the proponents of this
change to make a case for the review of OIML R 79.
A particular form
of packaging is the use of liquid measures rather than simple bottles.
These have the advantage that the quantity contained in a bottle can
be determined without the need to empty the contents of the bottle into
a separate measure. The requirement of OIML R 96 for batch testing of
MCBs has been queried by manufacturers who claim that their production
processes are under quality control and that additional batch testing
The Seminar will
provide the opportunity to explore these and other legal metrology issues
relating to packaging.
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