Asia-Pacific Legal Metrology Forum (APLMF) was established in November 1994 in Australia. Currently APLMF consists of 27 full and corresponding economies. The APLMF promotes, as one of the Regional Legal Metrology Organizations (RLMOs) working in close liaison with the OIML, communication among the legal metrology organizations and seeks harmonization in the legal metrology systems in the Asia-Pacific region.
In January 2002, Japan succeeded the Presidency and Secretariat from Australia and carried the responsibility until October 2007. In 2019, MBIE (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) of New Zealand is responsible for the Presidency and Secretariat. From 2001 to 2017, NMIJ also chaired the WG on Quality Measurement of Agricultural Products.