Malta Standards Authority

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The Malta Standards Authority (MSA) is Malta's national standards body.


The MSA is a government agency under the Office of the Prime Minister. The MSA consists of two divisions. The Legal Metrology Division is responsible for inspection and verification. The National Metrology Institute (MSA-NMS) is responsible for maintaining measurement standards for Malta.[1]

Metrology Institute[edit]

MSA-NMS is located at the Kordin Business Incubation Centre near Paola. As a national metrology institute, MSA-NMS is a member of EURAMET.[2]

MSA-NMS has three goals.[3]

  • To provide a means of local knowledge transfer in the various measurement areas.
  • To reduce the overall economic load for the acquisition of traceable measure in the same fields for all national stakeholders. In the medium to long term, MSA-NMS will be a net cost saver for Maltese stakeholders.
  • To facilitate the fulfillment of traceable calibration requirements for laboratories intending to become accredited.

MSA-NMS maintains standards and is able to perform calibrations in the following measurement disciplines:

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Mass
  • Dimension

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