The Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards is celebrating the science of measurement – METROLOGY – on 20th May 2020:   World Metrology Day.

World Metrology Day (WMD) is an annual event in celebration of the signing of the Metre Convention on 20th May 1875. The International Bureau for Weights and Measures (Bureau International de Pois et Measure – BIPM) reminds us that “The original aim of the Metre Convention is the world-wide uniformity of measurement which remains as important today as it was in 1875.”

The WMD 2020 theme is “Measurements for Global Trade”.  In solidarity with the global community of metrology institutions, measurement scientists and metrologists  we highlight “…the role measurement plays in facilitating fair global trade, ensuring products meet standards and regulations, and satisfying customer quality expectations”,  while  it “…plays a central role in scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, for improving the quality of life and protecting the global environment.”

As the Bureau continues its quest to build Antigua and Barbuda’s Quality Infrastructure, we acknowledge the important role of measurement for achieving, certifying and sustaining acceptable quality in goods and services.

The Standards Council and  Staff of the Bureau of Standards invites the public to visit its website www.abbs.ab.gov for more information, messages and paraphernalia for World Metrology Day 2020 and National Quality Infrastructure initiatives.

A happy and inspiring World Metrology Day to all!

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