LITHUANIA
COOMET MoU year of signing:1995
Area:65 200 km2
Population:3,4 million
last update: 15.07.2019

1. Law on metrology
Law on Metrology of the Republic of Lithuania, the new version issued from 12 January 2018, Nr. XIII-982.
2. Metrological infrastructure
  1. The Ministry of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania (http://eimin.lrv.lt/en/).
    The Ministry according to the Law on Metrology, is responsible for the formation of metrology policy, coordination of uniformity of measurements in Lithuania, implementation of legal metrological regulations, as well as for exchange of information on notification of bodies with other EU member states.
  2. State Research Institute Centre for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) NMI of Lithuania (https://www.ftmc.lt/en/).
  3. Lithuanian Energy Institute DI (Designated Institute) for national standards (http://www.lei.lt):
  4. Lithuanian Metrology Inspectorate (legal metrology) (http://www.metrinsp.lt/2/).
    Performs the tasks of market surveillance for measuring instruments, which are under the metrological control, for prepackaged goods and measuring containers also for quantity of weighted, counted, measured and dosed products.
  5. Verification and calibration of measuring instruments and standards are performed by the stock companies and private accredited laboratories, which are appointed by the Ministry of Economy and Innovation.
  6. Lithuanian Standards Board (http://www.lsd.lt/index.php?256157671).
    Lithuanian Standards Board is the budgetary institution of public administration functioning as National Standards Body (NSB) and within its competence taking part in establishing and implementing the policy of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania within the standardization field, carrying out other functions provided by the Laws and other legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania and taking active part in the activities of international and European standardization organizations by representing interests of Lithuanian economy.
  7. Lithuanian National Accreditation Bureau (http://nab.lrv.lt/en/).
    National Accreditation Bureau (LA) is responsible for accreditation of testing, calibration laboratories, certification bodies for products, personnel, quality and environmental management systems, inspection bodies, EMAS; to assess CABs to be notified by the Governmental authorities. Also LA is designated as GLP inspection and verification authority.
In 2014 structural changes of metrology system of the Republic of Lithuania were implemented.
The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania (http://www.ukmin.lt/web/en/) was authorized by the Law on Metrology and Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania to form the policy of metrological support in Lithuania, to implement legal metrology regulations, to coordinate activities of the national metrology system, to be responsible for providing the uniformity of measurements in Lithuania. The Ministry also exchanches information on the issues of verification of measuring instruments and work of notified bodies with competent bodies of other European Union member countries.
Under the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania from 3 September 2014 State Research Institute Center for Physical Sciences and technology (FTMC) has been authorized to perform the functions of a National Metrology Institute. Functions of NMI at the Center are fulfilled by Metrology Department. In accordance with the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania national laboratories are also authorized to create and maintain national measurement standards. Such an authorized national laboratory is the Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI).
The national standards laboratories create, maintain, use and improve national standards, assure assignment of reproduced measurement quantities, maintain international traceability in the fields allocated to them and represent Lithuania in the activities of international metrological organizations in the scope of their competence. According to the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania national measurement standards for units of measurement shall be created in view of the need and economical capabilities of the Republic of Lithuania and in compliance with the requirements of the Resolution.
Verification of measuring instruments is performed by institutions, metrology centres, individual accredited laboratories for certain types of measurements, which are appointed and authorized to verify such kind of measuring instruments by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania.
The Lithuanian Metrology Inspectorate (http://www.metrinsp.lt/2/) was established according to the Law on Metrology. The Inspectorate carries out metrological supervision of measing instruments, subject to legal metrology regulation, prepackages and volume of measuring containers, as well as of quantity of weighted, counted, measured and dosed products, maintains the register of types of measuring instruments.
At Kaunas University of Technology the Institute of Metrology KTU MI (http://metrologija.ktu.edu/) was established, tasks of which include training of specialists in metrology, as well as carrying out scientific research in the field of metrology.
There is a Technical Committee Metrology within the Lithuanian Standards Board. Its main responsibility is to draft written standards in the metrology field.
National Metrology Institute of Lithuania
Under the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania State Research Institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) is authorized to represent the NMI of Lithuania in international organizations CGPM, EURAMET and COOMET.
FTMC, as the National Metrology Institute, renewed in 2014 signing of CIPM MRA.
State Research Institute Center for Physical Sciences and technology (FTMC)
Director:Dr. Gintaras Valušis
Address:Savanorių avenue 231, LT-02300 Vilnius, Lithuania
Telephone:+370 5 264 9211
Fax:+370 5 260 2317
E-mail:info@ftmc.lt
Web:https://www.ftmc.lt
Metrology department of FTMC
Head of department:Dr. Evaldas Naujalis
Address:A. Goštauto str.11, LT-01108 Vilnius, Lithuania
Telephone:+370 5 261 2758
Fax:+370 5 262 7123
E-mail:evaldas.naujalis@ftmc.lt
The Metrology Department of the State Research Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) performs the functions of the Lithuanian NMI.
The Metrology Department of FTMC stores primary measurement standards of time and frequency, temperature, electrical units and ionizing radiation (radioactivity), performs work in the field of metrological measurements in chemistry.
Field of activity of the FTMC Metrology Department:
  • performance of NMI functions;
  • participation as a representative of Lithuanian NMI in the work of international organizations (CGPM, EURAMET and COOMET);
  • coordination of functions;
  • reproduction and transmission of SI units for measuring time and frequency, temperature, electrical units, ionizing radiation and metrological methods of chemistry;
  • research and development of national measurement standards;
  • transfer of reference values of measurement units and chemical and metrological methods to metrological services and laboratories;
  • development of measurement methods and calibration procedures;
  • training and consultations on metrology;
  • participation in the research work of the Center;
  • cooperation with NMIs of other countries.
Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) Designated Institute
Director:Sigitas Rimkevičius
ddress:Breslaujos str. 3, LT-44403 unas, Lithuania
Telephone:+370 37 401 924
E-mail:Sigitas.Rimkevicius@lei.lt
Web:http://www.lei.lt
JSC Vilnius Metrology Center (VMC)
General Director:Vida Martišienė
ddress:Dariaus ir Girėno str.23 LT-02189 Vilnius, Lithuania
Telephone:+370 5 230 6276
Fax:+370 5 230 6364
E-mail:vmc@vmc.lt, v.martisiene@vmc.lt
Web:http://www.vmc.lt
3. National measurement standards
FTMC has 7 neational measurement standards (https://www.ftmc.lt/en/).
Area: Time and frequency, Temperature, Electricity, Metrology in chemistry, Ionizing radiation (radioactivity), Mass, Length.
LEI has 5 national measurement standards (http://www.lei.lt/main)
Area: Flow measurement, Pressure.
4. Status of participation in Metre Convention
Member of the Metre Convention since 2015.
Signatory of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (CIPM MRA): FTMC (April 12, 2001).
(Has the right to use the CIPM MRA logo since November 17, 2014)

Designated Institutions: LEI (has the right to use the CIPM MRA since February 11, 2015)
https://www.bipm.org/en/about-us/member-states/lt/
5. Certificates of recognition of QMS of NMIs (within COOMET)
Lithuania receives its NMI QMS recognition within EURAMET.
6. Status of Calibration and measurement capabilities (CMC data)
Lithuania publishes its CMC data within EURAMET.