In the Netherlands, if you manufacture or sell measuring instruments, they must comply with the requirements of, among others:
- the Dutch Metrology Act (Metrologiewet)
- the Measuring Instruments Decrees (Meetinstrumentenbesluiten)
- the Regulation on Metrological Brand Marks (Regeling metrologische merktekens)
- the Metrology Act (Exemption) Regulation (Regeling vrijstelling Metrologiewet)
These regulations list the technical requirements that the measuring instrument must satisfy and which measuring units can be used.
Please note: The technical requirements that apply in the Netherlands to measuring instruments differ from those of other EU Member States. If a measuring instrument is already permitted in another EU Member State, the Dutch government may only prohibit its sale in the Netherlands in exceptional cases.