IGFA adopts the metric system

On January 1, 1977, IGFA established a metric line-class system in order to align with international standards. Unlike some non-metric measurements, which can vary even between countries, metric measurements are set by international agreement and therefore are the same wherever you happen to be. A meter, kilogram or litre will is the same whether you are in the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Russia, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, South Africa, or USA, etc. This has advantages for all businesses who communicate internationally, as only the metric system is used by 96% of the world鈥檚 population and by all countries for scientific use.