The Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing was established by the Czech National Council Act No. 20/1993 Coll. on the Organisation of the State Administration in the Field of Standards, Metrology and Testing as the state administration body responsible for such activities. The Office is a budgetary organisation subordinated to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The Office’s mission is to perform tasks set out in Czech legislation on technical standardisation, metrology and testing and tasks related to the harmonisation of Czech technical regulations and standards with the technical regulations of the European Community. Since 2009, the Office has been ensuring development and publication of Czech standards.