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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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Report on aplmf pacific island workshop 21 oct 2008

Report on APLMF Pacific Island Workshop,21 Oct 2008


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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