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    MOU Program

    Initiated in 2001, ASTM International's MOU program promotes communication between ASTM International and national standards bodies worldwide, fostering awareness of the standardization systems of all parties involved. The program also facilitates the development of national standards that will aid each country's health, safety, environmental, and economic conditions. These agreements help avoid duplication of effort where possible and mutually promote the standards development activities of ASTM International and the national standards bodies participating in the program.

    MOU's are designed to encourage, increase, and facilitate the participation of technical experts from around the world in the ASTM standards development process and broaden the global acceptance and use of ASTM International standards.

    As a benefit of the MOU program, technical experts from any of the countries where MOUs have been signed can participate freely as full voting members in the ASTM standards development process. Please contact your national standards body for information on how to participate in ASTM International technical committees, or contact Kimberly Simms to join the ASTM technical committees of your choice.

    Partnering with People

    MOU participants (alphabetical)

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M
    N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    AFGHANISTAN
    Afghanistan National Standardization Authority (ANSA)
    MOU signed November 2005
    ANTIGUA and BARBUDA
    Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards
    MOU signed January 2013
    BAHRAIN
    Bahrain Directorate for Standards and Metrology (BSMD)
    MOU signed May 2008
    BELIZE
    Belize Bureau of Standards
    MOU signed February 2011
    BHUTAN
    Bhutan Standards Bureau (BSB)
    MOU signed March 2013
    BOLIVIA
    Instituto Boliviano de Normalización y Calidad (IBNORCA)
    MOU signed June 2002
    BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA
    Institute for Standardization of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BAS)
    MOU signed March 2002
    BOTSWANA
    Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS)
    MOU signed September 2007
    BRUNEI DARUSSALAM (ABCI)
    Authority for Building Control and Construction Industry Ministry of Development Brunei Darussalam
    MOU signed February 2011
    BULGARIA
    Bulgarian Institute for Standardization (BDS)
    MOU signed January 2003
    CAMEROON
    Agence des Normes et de la Qualité (ANOR)
    MOU Signed October 2013
    CARIBBEAN
    CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ)
    MOU signed October 2010
    CHILE
    Instituto Nacional de Normalizacion (INN)
    MOU signed May 2002
    CHINA
    Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China
    MOU signed August 2004
    COLOMBIA
    Instituto Colombiano de Normas Técnicas y Certificación (ICONTEC)
    MOU signed August 2001
    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC)
    Office Congolais de Contrôle (OCC)
    MOU signed May 2007
    COSTA RICA
    Instituto de Normas Técnicas de Costa Rica (INTECO)
    MOU signed February 2005
    CROATIA
    Croatian Standards Institute (HZN)
    MOU signed April 2002
    DOMINICA
    Dominica Bureau of Standards (DBOS)
    MOU signed August 2003
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
    Instituto Dominicano para la Calidad (INDOCAL)
    MOU signed May 2009
    ECUADOR
    Instituto Ecuatoriano de Normalización (INEN)
    MOU signed April 2002
    EGYPT
    Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality (EOS)
    MOU signed October 2002
    EL SALVADOR
    Organismo Salvadoreño de Normalización (OSN)
    MOU signed October 2012
    ETHIOPIA
    Ethiopian Standards Agency (ESA)
    MOU signed May 2005
    GHANA
    Ghana Standards Authority
    MOU signed August 2007
    GRENADA
    Grenada Bureau of Standards (GDBS)
    MOU signed January 2008
    GUATEMALA
    Comisión Guatemalteca de Normas (COGUANOR)
    MOU signed August 2005
    GULF REGION
    Standardization Organization for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GSO)
    MOU signed February 2006
    GUYANA
    Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS)
    MOU signed October 2011
    HAITI
    Bureau Haitien de Normalisation (BHN)
    MOU signed June 2013
    HONDURAS
    Organismo Hondureno de Normalizacion
    MOU signed January 2006
    INDONESIA
    Badan Standardisasi Nasional (BSN)
    MOU signed August 2004
    IRAQ
    Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC)
    MOU signed July 2005
    ISRAEL
    Standardization Institution of Israel (SII)
    MOU signed July 2007
    JAMAICA
    Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ)
    MOU signed February 2002
    JORDAN
    Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO)
    MOU signed December 2005
    KAZAKHSTAN
    Kazakhstan Institute for Standardization and Certification (KAZINST)
    MOU signed February 2008
    KENYA
    Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)
    MOU signed September 2005
    KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
    Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS)
    MOU signed May 2006
    Kosovo
    Kosovo Standardization Agency (AKS)
    MOU signed December 2013
    KUWAIT
    Kuwait Public Authority for Industry (PAI)
    MOU signed July 2012
    MALAWI
    Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS)
    MOU signed September 2013
    MALAYSIA
    SIRIM
    MOU signed December 2003
    MAURITIUS
    Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB)
    MOU signed June 2005
    MOLDOVA
    The National Standardization Institute (INS)
    MOU signed July 2012
    MONGOLIA
    Mongolian Agency for Standardization and Metrology (MASM)
    MOU signed January 2004
    MOROCCO
    IMANOR (Moroccan Institute of Standardization)
    MOU signed July 2003
    MOZAMBIQUE
    Instituto Nacional de Normalização e Qualidade (INNOQ)
    MOU signed January 2008
    NEPAL
    Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM)
    MOU signed November 2008
    NICARAGUA
    Ministerio de Fomento, Industria y Comercio (MIFIC)
    MOU signed August 2005
    NIGERIA
    Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON)
    MOU signed November 2004
    SULTANATE OF OMAN
    Directorate General for Standards and Metrology (DGSM) of Ministry of Commerce and Industry
    MOU signed January 2010
    PAKISTAN
    Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA)
    MOU signed July 2008
    PALESTINE
    Palestine Standards Institution (PSI)
    MOU signed July 2005
    PANAMA
    Dirección General de Normas y Tecnología Industrial (DGNTI)
    MOU signed June 2003
    PAPUA NEW GUINEA
    National Institute of Standards and Industrial Technology (NISIT)
    MOU signed September 2012
    PERU
    Instituto Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia y de la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual (INDECOPI)
    MOU signed June 2003
    PHILIPPINES
    Bureau of Product Standards, Department of Trade and Industry (BPS)
    MOU signed September 2003
    QATAR
    Qatar General Organization for Standards and Metrology (QS)
    MOU signed September 2007
    RUSSIA
    Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (GOST R)
    MOU signed April 2007
    RWANDA
    Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS)
    MOU signed April 2009
    SAINT LUCIA
    Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS)
    MOU signed May 2002
    ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines Bureau of Standards (SVGBS)
    MOU signed November 2007
    SAUDI ARABIA
    Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization
    MOU signed September 2007
    SERBIA
    Institute for Standardization of Serbia
    MOU signed January 2010
    SEYCHELLES
    Seychelles Bureau of Standards (SBS)
    MOU signed June 2014
    SIERRA LEONE
    Sierra Leone Standards Bureau (SLSB)
    MOU signed July 2013
    SINGAPORE
    Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING Singapore)
    MOU signed February 2003
    SOUTH AFRICA
    South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)
    MOU signed September 2003
    SOUTHERN AFRICA
    South African Development Community Cooperation in Standards (SADCSTAN)
    MOU signed May 2008
    SRI LANKA
    Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI)
    MOU signed May 2003
    SURINAME
    Surinaams Standaarden Bureau (SSB)
    MOU signed September 2013
    SWAZILAND
    Swaziland Standards Authority (SWASA)
    MOU signed January 2009
    TAIWAN
    Bureau of Standards, Metrology, and Inspection (BSMI)
    MOU signed January 2005
    TANZANIA
    Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS)
    MOU signed November 2008
    TRINIDAD and TOBAGO
    Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS)
    MOU signed February 2002
    TUNISIA
    National Institute for Standardization and Industrial Property (INNORPI)
    MOU signed June 2010
    TURKEY
    Turkish Standards Institution (TSE)
    MOU signed September 2003
    UGANDA
    Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
    MOU signed November 2003
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)
    Emirates Standards and Metrology Authority (ESMA)
    MOU signed October 2008
    URUGUAY
    Instituto Uruguayo de Normas Técnicas (UNIT)
    MOU signed November 2001
    VIETNAM
    Directorate for Standards and Quality (STAMEQ)
    MOU signed February 2004
    YEMEN
    Yemen Standardization, Metrology and Quality Control Organization (YSMO)
    MOU signed November 2010
    ZAMBIA
    Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS)
    MOU signed September 2004
    ZIMBABWE
    Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ)
    MOU signed August 2002