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Report on APLMF Pacific Island Workshop, 21 Oct 2008. Participants. Mr D Ratabwiy, Nauru Mr V Gabi, Papua New Guinea Ms G Fuimaono, Samoa Mr O Jino, Solomon Islands Ms P Palometa, Tonga Mr M Lototele, Pacific Island Forum (PIF) Secretariat, Fiji

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participants
Participants
  • Mr D Ratabwiy, Nauru
  • Mr V Gabi, Papua New Guinea
  • Ms G Fuimaono, Samoa
  • Mr O Jino, Solomon Islands
  • Ms P Palometa, Tonga
  • Mr M Lototele, Pacific Island Forum (PIF) Secretariat, Fiji
  • Dr G Harvey, Workshop Chair, Member, APLMF Executive
  • Mr A Johnston, Member, APLMF Executive
  • Mr J Birch, CIML Honorary Member
  • Mrs M Haire, Chair, APLMF WG Training Coordination
  • Dr U Diekmann, PTB Technical Cooperation
  • Dr A Samuel, NMI, Australia, APMP DEC
workshop objective
Workshop Objective
  • To review current status of Legal Metrology/ Trade Measurement in Pacific Island States and key issues/needs with a view to develop recommendations for consideration:
    • at national level
    • at Pacific-regional level
    • by APLMF
    • by OIML
workshop program
Workshop Program
  • Studies of standards and conformance activities/needs undertaken in 2005 – Metrology study by J Birch
  • Update from PIF Secretariat on related activities since 2005
  • Survey responses and reports from participants
  • Identification of recommendations
key issues needs and outputs identified
Key issues / needs and outputs identified
  • Membership / affiliation with APLMF
    • possible conduit through PNG (existing APLMF member)
    • sub-regional affiliation (through PIF?)

Benefits:

    • Access to resources such as training, documentation, SRB-level projects, etc

Issues:

    • costs of participation in meetings

 one economy/liaison point to provide representation

    • level of development of PIs c.f APLMF members

 APLMF membership includes economies at similar level of development

    • current access to APLMF material

 Password restrictions?

key issues needs and outputs identified1
Key issues / needs and outputs identified
  • Input/advice from OIML  OIML RLMOs Meeting
  • Pacific Island Forum “Standards and Conformance Seminar” 2009
  • Awareness-raising/commitment by governments
    • APLMF/OIML expert participation in regional events e.g., PIF “S&C Seminar”, 2009
    • Dissemination of OIML leaflet and APLMF SWG2 Guideline document (stakeholder brochure)
  • Creation of Directory of Legal Metrology authorities / contact points & dissemination of information  PIF Secretariat to consider:
      • taking on role of maintaining database
      • developing a “S&C” webpage on the PIF Website
key issues needs and outputs identified2
Key issues / needs and outputs identified
  • Harmonising metrological systems among PI States
  • Establishment of a Pacific Island Metrology Forum
  • Drafting of new / review of existing legislation
    • common need for expert advice in developing appropriate legislation, incorporating, e.g., administrative structures, cost recovery, sustainability
  • National coordination of legislative requirements administered by different agencies
  • Training needs  range of specific priority needs identified
    • APLMF courses of particular interest include: “Train the Trainer”, NAWI, Traffic safety, Electricity & Water meters, Fuel dispensers, taxi meters, technical training for inspectors
  • Equipment needs  range of specific priority needs identified
key issues needs and outputs identified3
Key issues / needs and outputs identified
  • Needs assessment:
    • Application of APLMF SWG1 guideline document by each PI State re: needs assessment, identification and prioritisation of national and regional needs  provide input to Pacific Island “S&C Seminar” and Regional Trade Facilitation Programme (RTFP) development
  • Technical assistance/donor-related:
    • Assistance in development of submissions to donor agencies
    • Coordination of technical assistance / donor activities (e.g., EU, AusAID, NZAID, JICA)
    • Effective involvement of technical experts from key regional partners (e.g., Australia, New Zealand, Chinese Taipei, China)
acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
  • the Asia Pacific Legal Metrology Forum
  • Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt

(PTB), Germany

  • Mr John Birch
  • NMI, Australia
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