Kazakhstan
COOMET MoU year of signing:1998 (full member)
Area:2,717 million km2
Population:18.4 million
last update: 15.04.2021

1. Law on metrology
The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On ensuring the unity of measurements" of June 7, 2000 N 53-II. This Law regulates public relations arising between state bodies, individuals and legal entities in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements, determines its goals, legal and organizational bases for ensuring the uniformity of measurements.
2. Metrological infrastructure
State management of activities to ensure the unity of measurements is carried out by the Committee of Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Ministry of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan (CTRM MTI RK).
Chairman:Mr. Arman Abenov
Address:Center of Measurement Standards, Mangilik Yel avenue 11, 010000, Nur-Sultan, Republic of Kazakhstan
Telephone:+7 (7172) 75 05 01
Web:https://www.gov.kz/memleket/entities/mti-ktrm?lang=ru
In accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On ensuring the unity of measurements” the main objectives of CTRM are:
  • formation and implementation of the state policy to ensure the unity of measurements;
  • coordination of the metrological service of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • the establishment of measurement units admitted for application;
  • organization of scientific research in the field of Metrology;
  • establishment of rules of creation, approval, storage, use and comparisons of state measurement standards, improvement of measurement standard base of measurement units of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • organization of comparison of the results of verification and calibration of measuring instruments;
  • establishment of classification of state standards of units of quantities used in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • determining the procedure for the development and approval of regulatory documents to ensure the uniformity of measurements;
  • determination of General metrological requirements for measuring instruments, methods and results, methods of verification of measuring instruments;
  • determination of the order of application, production and repair of measuring instruments;
  • organization of the register of the state system of ensuring the unity of measurements;
  • organization and conduct of state metrological control;
  • representation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in international and regional Metrology organizations;
  • organization of advanced training and retraining in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements.
The functions of the state scientific metrological center are performed by the Republican state enterprise "Kazakhstan Institute of Standardization and Metrology" (RSE "KazStandard"), formed in 2020 by the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated October 2, 2020 No. 639, as a result of the merger of two institutions - RSE "Kazakhstan Institute of Standardization and Certification" (KazInSt) and RSE "Kazakhstan Institute of Metrology" (KazInMetr)).
RSE "KazStandard" carries out the creation, improvement and storage of state standards, providing the highest link in the traceability chain of measurements in Kazakhstan.
As of March 2021, the RSE "KazStandard" employs 325 people, 13 branches operate in 13 regions of the country.
General Director:Mr. Gabit Mukhambetov
Address:Center of Measurement Standards, Mangilik Yel avenue 11, 010000, Nur-Sultan, Republic of Kazakhstan
Telephone:+7 (7172) 28 29 99
E-mail:info@ksm.kz
Web:http://www.ksm.kz
In the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements RSE "KazStandard" carries out:
  • conducting scientific research in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements;
  • carrying out comparisons of the results of verification, calibration of measuring instruments and interlaboratory comparative tests;
  • carrying out work on professional development and retraining of personnel in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements;
  • creation, improvement, storage and application of state measurement standards of units of quantities;
  • creation of systems for transferring the sizes of units of quantities;
  • development of documents on standardization in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements, measurement procedures, methods of verification and calibration of measuring instruments;
  • production and repair of measuring instruments;
  • production of standard samples, certified mixtures, calibration gas mixtures;
  • verification and calibration of measuring instruments in accordance with Article 18 of this Law;
  • carrying out metrological certification of measurement procedures in accordance with Article 18 of this Law;
  • carrying out metrological expertise;
  • carrying out and participation in comparisons of measurement standards of units of quantities;
  • testing of measuring instruments for the purposes of type approval, metrological certification of measuring instruments, certification of test equipment;
  • maintaining the register of the state system for ensuring the uniformity of measurements;
  • certification, recertification and revocation of certificates of verifiers of measuring instruments;
  • organization of production of verification marks;
  • approbation of methods for checking measuring instruments;
  • performance of work to ensure the uniformity of measurements of time and frequency, determination of the parameters of the Earth's rotation;
  • performance of work related to the development and implementation of standard reference data on physical constants and properties of substances and materials;
  • fulfillment of other powers established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In the system of ensuring traceability of measurements from state standards to working measuring instruments used at industrial and manufacturing enterprises of the country, calibration and calibration laboratories of Kazakhstan participate, which are accredited in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On accreditation in the field of conformity assessment" from the National Accreditation Center (LLP "NCA").
As of March 2021, a total of 352 calibration laboratories and 75 calibration laboratories, 3 organizations that carry out metrological certification of measurement methods are accreditated in Kazakhstan.
3. National measurement standards
Number of measurement standards: 101
(54 of them are state measurement standards and 47 are state working measurement standards).
https://ksm.kz/metr/ge/
4. Status of participation in Metre Convention
Member of the Metre Convention since 2008.
Signatory of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (CIPM MRA): Republican State Enterprise "Kazakhstan Institute of Standardization and Metrology" (RGP "KazStandard"*) (January 6, 2006)
(Has the right to use the CIPM MRA logo from April 13, 2011).
https://www.bipm.org/en/about-us/member-states/kz/
* - former RGP "KazStandard"
5. Certificates of recognition of QMS of NMIs (within COOMET)
RSE "KazStandard" (including Karaganda branch (Karaganda) and branch for the city of Almaty and Almaty region (Almaty)) QMS confirmation of recognition (ISO/IEC 17025): ¹QSF-R81 from 12.04.2021 until 12.04.2026 (subject to passing a full-time peer review in 2022-2023)
RGP "KazInMetr" QMS confirmation of recognition (ISO 17034): ¹QSF-R60 until 15.02.2022
6. Status of Calibration and measurement capabilities (CMC data)