Until 2003, Zavod za standardizacija i metrologija - ZSM, which was within the Ministry of Economy of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, performed the tasks in the field of standardization. In July 2002, new laws in the area of technical legislation in the FYR of Macedonia were adopted: Law on Standardization, Law on Accreditation, Law on Metrology. According to the Laws, ZSM was transformed into three institutions as follows: "Standardization Institute of the Republic of Macedonia" - ISRM; Accreditation Institute of the FYR of Macedonia - IARM, and Bureau of Metrology - BoM.
ISRM is a successor of standardization activities of ZSM. ISRM was established in March 2003 as a public institution.
Legal basis for the work of ISRM is: Law on Standardization ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia" no. 54/2002; July 2002) and Decision on Foundation of the "Standardization Institute of the Republic of Macedonia" ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia" no. 14/2003; March 2003).
The Law on Standardization introduces the voluntary use of the Macedonian standard. ISRM performs the following assignments:
Standardization Institute of the Republic of North Macedonia
Str. Yuri Gagarin 15, 3rd floor
Tel: +389 2 324 71 50
Fax: +389 2 324 71 51