The road show highlighted how ASTM International standards are globally accepted because they adhere to the World Trade Organization’s principles for the development of international standards. In addition, the road show team emphasized ASTM International services such as the International Laboratory Directory and Proficiency Testing Programs, which help strengthen lab performance and ensure market acceptance.
During the road show visit to Korea from June 19 to 21, executives from ASTM International and the Safety Equipment Institute visited Korea-based and multinational laboratories to highlight how ASTM International’s value-added tools and services, and SEI certification, could drive commerce and trade.
Notably, the group met with top officials from the national standards body, the Korea Agency for Technology and Standards, which is a memorandum of understanding partner to ASTM International.
The road show moved on to Shanghai, China, on June 22-23. A large kickoff event helped to educate participants about the important role that certification plays in global market acceptance.
ASTM International staff also met with top officials from the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China and the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment. ASTM International has held a memorandum of understanding with the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China for more than a decade, with 21 additional MOUs throughout Asia.