Bosnia and Herzegovina
COOMET MoU year of signing:2013 (associate member)
Area:51 197 km2
Population:3.84 million
last update: 15.04.2021

1. Law on metrology
The Law on Metrology of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina No. 19/01).
2. Metrological infrastructure
Metrological infrastructure of Bosnia and Herzegovina:
  • Institute of Metrology of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IMBIH);
  • Two designated institutes (owners of national standards);
  • Organizations working in the field of metrology;
  • Accredited calibration laboratories;
  • Designated metrology laboratories and bodies (for example, calibration laboratories);
  • Conformity assessment bodies for measuring instruments.
Institute of Metrology of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IMBIH) – representing National Metrology Institute in Bosnia and Herzegovina, directly responsible to the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina. IMBIH is responsible for the establishment of a comprehensive measuring system in Bosnia and Herzegovina with traceability to the International System of Units, SI.
Areas of IMBIH’s work are:
  • Scientific Metrology;
  • Legal Metrology;
  • Industrial Metrology.
General Director:Dr. Zijad Dzemic
Address:Augusta Brauna 2, 71000, Sarajevo
Telephone:+387 (0) 33 568 907
Fax:+387 (0) 33 568 909
E-mail:info@met.gov.ba
Web:http://www.met.gov.ba
IMBIH’s responsibilities regarding Scientific Metrology:
  • Realization and maintenance of national measurement standards ensuring their traceability to the internationally recognized measurement standards – realization of SI base and derived units;
  • Establishment of distributed measurement system by appointing other legal entity for performing responsibilities of national measurement standard holder;
  • Membership in RMOs and active participation in their activities;
  • Promotion of metrology;
  • To support research and development in all areas of metrology.
IMBIH’s responsibilities regarding Legal Metrology:
  • Issuance of bylaws in accordance with Law on Metrology;
  • Supervision of the implementation of Law on Metrology;
  • Nomination of laboratories dealing with verification;
  • Nomination of bodies for conformity assessment (MID and NAWI and non-harmonized area);
  • Nomination of bodies for control of prepacked products;
  • Issuance and acceptance of Type approval.
IMBIH's Membership in International Organizations:
  • EMRP (European Metrology Research Programme) - Member since 2013
  • EURAMET (European Association of National Metrology Institutes) - Member since 2009
  • IAAO (International Association Assay Office) - Observer since 2010
  • WELMEC (European cooperation in legal metrology) - Associate member since 2009
  • GULFMET (Regional Metrology Organization of Gulf countries) - Associate Member since 2013
4. Status of participation in Metre Convention
Bosnia and Herzegovina is an associate member of the CGPM since 2011.
Mutual Recognition Agreement (CIPM MRA) signatory: Institute of Metrology of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IMBIH) (June 15, 2011).
(Has the right to use the CIPM MRA logo from August 10, 2012)

Designated Institutions:
In the field of chemistry, water, fresh water and polluted water Institut za vode d.o.o. Bijeljina (IW).
In the field of mass and related quantities, fluid flow, volumetric gas flow: KJKP Sarajevogas d.o.o. Sarajevo (LABSAGAS)
https://www.bipm.org/en/about-us/associates/ba/
5. Certificates of recognition of QMS of NMIs (within COOMET)
Bosnia and Herzegovina receives its NMI QMS recognition within EURAMET.
IMBIH has fully implemented following standards in its QMS: ISO/IEC 17025; ISO/IEC 17020; ISO/IEC 17043; ISO 9001; ISO/IEC 27001.
6. Status of Calibration and measurement capabilities (CMC data)
Bosnia and Herzegovina publishes its CMC data within EURAMET.