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Title: Welcome to ASTM


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  • Welcome to ASTM
  • in the International Arena
  • Officers' Training Workshop 2011

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What We Will Cover
  • Global Objectives
  • Global Acceptance and Use of ASTM Standards
  • MOU Program
  • Resources for US Technical Advisory Groups (US
    TAGS)
  • International Membership
  • Engagement
  • Your suggestions and thoughts

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ASTM Internationals Global Aim
  • To ensure that ASTM International standards that
    you develop are the most widely recognized,
    accepted and used standards around the world

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Global Cooperation Objectives
  • Minimizing the barriers to the use and
    application of ASTM International standards
  • Facilitating increased active participation by
    technical experts from around the globe

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International Standards
WTO / TBT Principles ASTM Principles ASTM Principles
Transparency Transparency
Openness Openness
Impartiality and consensus Impartiality and consensus
Effectiveness and relevance Effectiveness and relevance
Coherence Coherence
Consideration of developing nations Consideration of developing nations
Constraints on developing countries, in
particular to effectively participate in
standards development should be taken into
consideration in the standards development
process.
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Who Uses the Standards?
  • China 632
  • Colombia 1125
  • Ecuador 327
  • Jamaica - 485
  • Philippines 387
  • Saudi Arabia 1232
  • South Africa 516
  • Trinidad and Tobago 253
  • Turkey 817
  • Vietnam - 162
  • 6648 citations of ASTM standards that have been
    adopted, referenced or used as the basis of a
    national standard around the world.

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MOU Objectives
  • Promote communication
  • Avoid duplication of work efforts in
    standardization
  • Promote knowledge of the standards development
    activities of each partner
  • Utilize ASTM standards/resources to benefit the
    national standards system of developing nations
  • Promote participation to enhance international
    input and multi-dimensional content into ASTM
    standards
  • Enhance the worldwide acceptance and use of ASTM
    International standards

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Training Offered to MoU Signatories
  • Standards Expert Program (SEP)
  • One-month, on-site educational program
  • Technical Assistance Training Program
  • Provision of a Technical and Professional
    Training Program in-country

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Standards Expert Program
  • Initiated in 2005
  • 2005 (2) - China
  • 2006 (3) - Indonesia, Vietnam, Zambia
  • 2007 (2) Colombia, Saudi Arabia
  • 2008 (2) Peru, Korea
  • 2009 (4) - China, Ghana, Israel, Jamaica
  • 2010 (2) South Africa, Vietnam
  • 2011 (3) Jordan, Malaysia

Ruba Ayeid Al-Thawabeia
Lee Hooi Lan
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Technical Assistance Training Program
2009 Concrete and Cement training workshop in
Amman, Jordan
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ASTM Online Centers
  • Colombia - Asociación Colombiana de Productores
    de Concreto (ASOCRETO)
  • Costa Rica - Instituto Costarricense del Cemento
    y del Concreto (ICCYC)
  • Ecuador - Asociación de Productores de Hormigón
    Premezclado del Ecuador (APRHOPEC)
  • Panama - Asociación Panameña de Productores de
    Concreto (APACRETO)
  • Mexico - Asociación Mexicana de la Industria del
    Concreto (AMIC)

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ASTM Board of Directors
Korea Kaphong Choi- KSA/KATS
Germany Torsten Bahke - DIN
Japan Masami Tanaka - JSA
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ASTM International in Mexico
  • Vanessa Corona and Luis Ordoñez

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ASTM International in China
  • Liu Fei and Hu Yanan

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ASTM Relationship to ISO
  • Both international standards developers
  • Different standards systems and participation
    models
  • Industries need to develop a standards strategy
    that meets their needs
  • Minimize duplication
  • Harmonize where possible biofuels and toys
  • Respect intellectual property
  • May be multiple paths in an industrys standards
    strategy
  • Some industries rely on ASTM to serve as ISO
    Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Administrator or
    Secretariat (ASTM currently houses 55 U.S. TAGs)

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Multiple Paths to International Standards
  • ASTM International and the U.S. Government, a WTO
    member, believe that there are many ways to
    develop international standards.
  • Reflected in
  • U.S. Standards Strategy
  • http//www.ansi.org/standards_activities/nss/usss.
    aspx
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • http//www.ita.doc.gov/td/standards/International
    20Policy.htm

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Resources for US Technical Advisory Groups (US
TAGS)
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International Members
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Engaging International Participation
ASTM International uses the Internet to overcome
the barriers of space and time
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Online Collaboration Areas
  • Electronic Balloting

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Connecting Virtually
Year Meetings Countries Participants
2008 13 14 130
2009 23 37 440
2010 14 18 175
2011 15 27 185
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Online Collaboration Areas
  • Allows task group members to comment on Draft
  • Includes discussion threads, post related
    documents
  • Over 1600 Collaboration Areas in progress

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Electronic Balloting
  • 3300 standards actions per year
  • Increases international participation
  • Over half of ballot actions are revisions to
    existing stds

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Other Engagement Opportunities
Delegation Visits
Videoconferencing
Intensive Training
Meetings Outside U.S.
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Delegation Visits
  • In 2010, 19 delegations from 7 countries
  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency
  • Commercial Law Development Program

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Videoconferencing
  • ASTM has portable equipment at Headquarters
  • Other conference participant must have compatible
    equipment
  • Many countries have such facilities housed at
    universities (different from Virtual Meetings)

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Meetings Outside U.S.
  • ASTM often speaks to international audiences
  • Will work with industry partners to promote ASTM
  • Often need in-country experts to present on
    behalf of ASTM

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Intensive Training
KATS
  • New model for training
  • Headquarters, Committee Week, Washington DC,
    Site visits
  • Primarily industry and government funded

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