Accession of Ukraine to the Metre Convention

Dear Colleagues,

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of France informed BIPM that Ukraine has acceded to the Metric Convention, with the date of accession on August 7, 2018.


Note Verbal of BIPM Director Martin Milton

Note Verbal of Ministry of France

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Accession of Ukraine to the Metre Convention

On May 23, 2018, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law "On Accession of Ukraine to the Metre Convention".

According to the Law:

"The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine decrees:

to accede to the Metre Convention concluded on May 20, 1875, in Paris”.


Adoption of the Law will allow Ukraine to become a member of BIPM and exercise the rights of a full member of BIPM, in particular:

- to vote at CGPM meetings and to participate in the work of advisory committees established by the CIPM;

- to participate in key comparisons of the CIPM, which will allow to assess the degree of equivalence of the national measurement standards in the shortest possible time and with the highest accuracy;

- to buy the calibrated platinum-iridium measurement standard of kilogram at a cost price;

- use the calibration services for the national measurement standards, which is not allowed for associate members