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Law No.2004 / 11
ON MEASUREMENT UNITS
The Assembly of Kosovo,
Pursuant to Regulation No. 2001/9 on a the Legal Framework for Provisional Self- Government in Kosova, in particular articles 5.1 (d), 9.1.1, 9.3.3, 11.2,
This law defines establishment of measuring units in Kosovo, designation and their symbols, the scope and areas of mandatory application of such units, and the their manner of application in Kosova pursuant to the International Document of the International Committee of Legal Metrology: CIML 1975 D.I.No.1/.
Application of measuring units shall be obligatory in the following areas:
1. In the economic domain (production, construction, electrical power supply, industry, commerce), health and sanitary services, and environment protection.
2. In laws, by-laws, school textbooks, contracts, announcements, inscriptions, and in all other official acts and documents
The definition, appraisal and manner of usage of measuring units shall be determined by rules and by-laws, and recognized standards drafted by the Legal Metrologic Institute of Kosova and are approved by the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Legal Measuring Units in Kosova are the following:
4.1 International System Units (thereafter: SI Units) are:
i. SI Base Units (Table 1)
ii. SI Derived Units with specific names and symbols (Table 2)
iii. SI Derived Units, whose names and symbols include SI derived units with specific names and symbols (Table 3)
4.2 A limited number of permitted units, out of the SI international system:
i. Units out of the SI permitted for a wider use (table 4);
ii. Units out of the SI permitted for use, values of which are determined experimentally (table 5);
iii. Units out of the SI permitted for use in special occasions (table 6).
4.3 Other units out of SI forbidden for use:
i. Derived units of the CGS system, with special names forbidden for use, (table 7)
ii. Units out of SI forbidden for use (table 8).
i. Prefixes in SI, (table 9);
ii.Prefixes for binary multiple, (table 10);
iii. Comparisons with prefixes SI, (table 11).
4.5 Names and symbols of the size and units of the SI system and out of the SI system, presented in paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of this article, are given in the annex no.1, which is a part of this law.
Besides legal measurement units set out in Article 4 of this Law, other measuring units may also be used in Kosova, provided that:
1. the usage of such measurement units is recognized by international agreements
2. such measuring units are used abroad for a commodity, a service or data, or by Kosova where these units are used.
If during the process, when an imported commodity, a service, or information is placed into circulation, or in cases when data expressed in measuring units are inconsistent with the provisions of this Law, they must also be expressed in measuring units approved by this Law.
For transfer or processing of the data, measuring units may be expressed in symbols, which are specifically regulated by a limited set of symbols, in accordance with international norms.
Supervising the regularity of the measuring units, is carried out by the market inspection, whereas the expertise on measuring units is done by the Legal Metrology Institute of Kosova on the request of the market inspection, Court, Customs, and other physical and juridical parties.
9.1. A penalty of 1000 € to 5000 € shall be imposed for a legal person, if in the circulation of goods or while performing services, they do not use measuring units established by this Law (Article 4, 5 and 6).
9.2. If in violation of Paragraph 1 of this Article, a fine of 50 € to 500 € shall be imposed on the responsible person of a firm or any other legal person.
10.1. A penalty of 500 € to 2500 € shall be imposed for a legal person, if during his or her business uses measuring units that are inconsistent with provisions of this Law (Article 4).
10.2. If in violation of Paragraph 1 of this Article, a fine of 50 € to 500 € shall be imposed on the responsible person of a firm or any other legal person.
11.1. A penalty of 150 € to 500 € shall also be imposed on an entrepreneur if he/she does not use measuring units with the names and symbols established by this Law (Articles 4 and 5).
11.2. For violations of provisions under Paragraph 1of this Article, a penalty of 50 € to 250 € shall be imposed on the responsible person of a firm or any other legal person.
12.1. A penalty of 150 € to 500 € shall be imposed on a physical person, who carries out an economic activity by his own work, if he/she commits any of the actions provided for under Articles 9, 10 and 11 of this Law.
The incomes that are generated from the application of provisions of this law are deposited to the Kosovo Consolidated Budget.
This law shall supersede all other previous laws and by-laws that govern measuring units.
This law shall enter into force after its approval by the Assembly of Kosova and after the promulgation by the SRSG.
11 29 April 2004