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Representatives from the Chinese steel industry visited ASTM in June to learn about ASTM’s system of standardization, with specific reference to ASTM Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloys. Present were: Mr. Wu of Shuicheng Iron and Steel Company, Ltd.; Mr. Lei of Yun Nan Environmental Protection Co., Ltd.; Maryann Gorman, editor in chief, SN; Drew Azzara, assistant vice president, ASTM Corporate Marketing and Development; Mr. Chu of China Metallurgical Standardization Research Institute; Qui Ping Gong, ASTM editor; George Zajdel, manager, ASTM Sales and Customer Support; Mr. Meng of Shuicheng Iron and Steel Company, Ltd.; and Mr. Wang of Yun Nan Environmental Protection Co. //

In June, a delegation of representatives from the Ministry of Industry and Technological Development–Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality Control visited ASTM and met with key staff members. Representatives included specialists in the fields of textiles, chemicals, food production, mechanical and metallurgical testing, and mechanical measurements. //

The 25th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Area Standards Congress was held June 2-7 in Nadi, Fiji. Representatives of 19 countries were in attendance: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, China, Colombia, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam. Chair and host for the meeting was Joseph Singh of the Fiji Trade Standards Advisory Council (first row standing, center, in gray suit). Left of Singh is Gary Kushnier, vice president of ANSI and chairman of the PASC Standing Committee. Right of Singh is the Honorable Tom asi Vuetilovoni, Fiji’s minister for commerce, Business Development and Investment. ASTM was represented by Kitty Kono, ASTM vice president of global cooperation, who went as part of a 13-member U.S. delegation. //

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