Memorandum of Understanding Program Expands to include Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Georgia



Global standards organization ASTM International has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with the national standards bodies of Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Georgia, bringing the total number of MOUs to 110.

The MOU program supports the use of ASTM International standards while also encouraging global participation in the continued development of new and revised standards.

ASTM International’s president, Katharine Morgan, signed the three MOUs in recent weeks.

Sardar Abul Kalam, director general of the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI), signed the first MOU. BSTI supports standardization, metrology, testing, and quality control as prerequisites of infrastructure necessary for sound economic development.

Director General Chan Borin signed the MOU for the Institute of Standards of Cambodia (ISC). ISC is the national standards body responsible for Cambodian standards and guidelines for products, commodities, materials, services, and operations.

Davit Tkemaladze, director general for the Georgian National Agency for Standards and Metrology (GeoSTM), signed the final MOU. GeoSTM supports metrology and standardization.

ASTM International’s MOU program was launched in 2001. To date, ASTM International has identified more than 7,700 instances of its standards referenced in laws, regulations, codes, and more in countries outside the United States.

For more information on this program, visit www.astm.org/GLOBAL/mou

Issue Month: 
July/August
Issue Year: 
2018