Directive 2004/22 / EC on measuring devices

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Directive 2004/22 / EC

Title: Directive 2004/22 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of March 31, 2004 on measuring instruments
(not official)
Measuring devices directive
Scope: EEA
Date of issue: March 31, 2004
Come into effect: April 30, 2004
To be used from: April 29, 2006
Replaced by: Directive 2014/32 / EU
Expiry: April 20, 2016
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Measuring device with CE and additional marking, affixed in 2007 (CE M 07)

The Directive 2004/22 / EC on measuring instruments , short Measuring Instruments Directive ( Engl. Measuring Instruments Directive , abbreviated MID ) is a European Union directive of 2004. It entered 30 October 2006. The directive was replaced by Directive 2014/32 / EU with effect from April 20, 2016.


With the MID directive, older individual directives that were technically obsolete were repealed and replaced by an independent directive in the field of technical harmonization and standardization .

The initial verification by the verification authority or a state-recognized test center, which had been required up until then, was no longer necessary . It was replaced by a conformity assessment by the manufacturer ( CE marking ). In addition, a market surveillance was introduced at the measuring device user.

The scope of the directive extends to

On April 20, 2016, the MID Directive was replaced by the European Directive 2014/32 / EU . Essentially, there were procedural changes to market surveillance, but no changes to the scope, the basic requirements and the possible conformity assessment procedures.

Implementation in national law


The implementation into German law takes place in the Measurement and Verification Act (MessEG) and the Measurement and Verification Ordinance (MessEV) issued on the basis of the MessEG , last reformed with effect from January 1, 2015.


In Austria, the Measure and Verification Act transposes the directive into national law.

Web links

  • Burkhard Kramer: CE guidelines website of itk GmbH, accessed on March 23, 2017

Individual evidence

  1. Wilfried Schulz: European conformity assessment procedure for measuring devices 194th PTB seminar , Braunschweig, 4./5. May 2004
  2. Leaflet on Directive 2004/22 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of March 31, 2004 on measuring devices - MID State Office for Environmental and Occupational Safety Saarland, status 04/2014
  3. Directive 2014/32 / EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of February 26, 2014 on the harmonization of the laws of the member states regarding the making available of measuring instruments on the market (new version) , ABl. L 96/149 of March 29, 2014
  4. Information sheet on the amendment of the Measuring Instruments Directive and the Directive on non-automatic scales Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt , January 15, 2016
  5. Ordinance on the revision of legal metrology and adaptation to European case law of December 11, 2014, Federal Law Gazette I, 2010
  6. Dirk Ratschko: Start of the new measurement and calibration law and the new measurement and calibration ordinance on January 1, 2015 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, 2014
  7. ^ New legislation on calibration of the state enterprise for metrology and calibration of Saxony, accessed on March 24, 2017