ASTM Signs Memorandums of Understanding with Moldova and Kuwait Standards Bodies

ASTM International has recently signed memorandums of understanding with the national standards bodies of Moldova and Kuwait.

Vitalie Dragancea, general director of the National Institute of Standardization and Metrology of the Republic of Moldova, and James Thomas, president of ASTM International, signed the MOU between ASTM and INSM. The MOU with Kuwait's Public Authority for Industry was signed by Fahad Al-Mutairi, director general, PAI, and Thomas.

The MOU program is designed to encourage, increase and facilitate the participation of technical experts from around the world in the ASTM standards development process. Through MOU agreements, global national standards bodies reference, adopt or use ASTM standards as the basis of their national standards for infrastructure, energy, health and safety, petroleum, the environment and more. ASTM has signed 77 MOUs with national or regional standards bodies. For more information on ASTM's MOU program, visit the Global Cooperation section of ASTM's website.

This article appears in the issue of Standardization News.