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Units of measurement

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The use of units of measurement is prescribed in the European Union by means of Directive 80/181/EEC, last amended by Directive 2009/3/EC.

To this end, European Commission solicited views on the directive in 2007.


  • Directive 2009/3/EC amending Council Directive 80/181/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to units of measurement
  • Directive 80/181/EEC relating to units of measurement

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