The Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs is the authority responsible for standardization, metrology and product inspection in Taiwan.
The activities of the BSMI encompass the development of national standards, the verification of weights and measuring instruments, the inspection of commodities and the provision of other certification or testing services. The BSMI has seven departments, six administrative units, six branches and thirteen offices. The six branches are located in Keelung, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Hualien.
In an effort to enhance industrial competitiveness, maintain fair trade, and protect consumers as well as ensuring sustainable economic development, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection under the Ministry of Economic Affairs has been dedicated to promoting standardization, metrology and inspection systems in line with international practices.
These efforts provide a sound foundation for local industries and government agencies to better tackle the impact and challenges brought on by the process of globalization.
Services provided by BSMI
The BSMI provides the following services:
Development and Promotion of National Standards
CNS Mark Certification System
Verification, Type Approval and Inspection of Measuring Instruments
Licensing and Management of Measuring Instruments Enterprises
Calibration Services of Measurement Standards
Inspection of Commodities for Import and Domestic Market
Commissioned tests and other technical services
Voluntary Product Certification
Management Systems Certification