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Coal All interested parties are invited to participate in the development of a new Committee D05 test method on sulfur forms in coal. [Full story]
GLOBAL NOTES . . . ASTM around the world
Democratic Republic of Congo In June, Mme. Annie Bakambamba Bululu, chief of the Department of Importation Controls from the Office Congolais de Contrôle (OCC) of the Democratic Republic of Congo, visited ASTM headquarters and met with staff from ASTM's global cooperation division. ASTM and the OCC signed a memorandum of understanding in May 2007.
Israel Also in June, ASTM staff members met with Mr. Haim Rachmiel, director, Standardization Division, Standardization Institution of Israel (SII), to give an overview of ASTM, including technical committees, balloting and more. A memorandum of understanding between ASTM and SII was signed in July 2007. View more information about the ASTM MOU program here.
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