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Haiti - Economy : Metrology, an essential tool in commercial exchanges
25/05/2015 13:08:09

Haiti - Economy : Metrology, an essential tool in commercial exchanges
As part of the World Metrology Day, Jude Hervey Day, the Minister of Trade and Industry, has sensitized stakeholders and consumers on the importance of metrology, a pillar in commercial activities.

"The failure to meet the market requirements and the fact of lacking elements demonstrating compliance with these requirements, reduce the ability of countries that do not have quality infrastructure internationally recognized to be able to export," stressed the Minister Day, recalling that it is in the context of strengthening of national quality infrastructure, that the ministry had inaugurated December 2012 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-7405-haiti-economy-inauguration-of-haitian-bureau-of-standards-and-of-metrology-laboratory.html , the Haitian Bureau of Standards and the National Metrology Laboratory. "Two important structures, that form the basis of this infrastructure," he specified "Equipment was acquired and metrology laboratory extension works are in progress to enable it to respond to service requests from the users."

Michèle B. Paultre, the Director of the Haitian Bureau of Standards (BHN) has highlighted the importance of measuring instruments that must help determine accurately the quantities evaluated in any sector, whether in the markets, gas stations, hospitals, testing laboratories and industries. "It is essential to be sure that the weighing machines, meters and other measuring instruments used in the country comply with international standards and reassure the consumer." She also said that the awareness and training in the fields of metrology should be promoted so that the entities concerned are able to provide the competent national services for the calibration and verification of measuring instruments, control and test.

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