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  1. Welcome to ASTM in the International Arena Officers' Training Workshop 2011 1

  2. 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 What We Will Cover 2

  3. To ensure that ASTM International standards that you develop are the most widely recognized, accepted and used standards around the world ASTM International’s Global Aim 3

  4. 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

  5. International Standards “Constraints on developing countries, in particular to effectively participate in standards development should be taken into consideration in the standards development process.” 5

  6. 6648 citations of ASTM standards that have been adopted, referenced or used as the basis of a national standard around the world. China – 632 Colombia – 1125 Ecuador – 327 Jamaica - 485 Philippines – 387 Saudi Arabia – 1232 South Africa – 516 Trinidad and Tobago – 253 Turkey – 817 Vietnam - 162 Who Uses the Standards?

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Standards Expert Program Ruba Ayeid Al-Thawabeia Lee Hooi Lan 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

  10. Technical Assistance Training Program 2009 Concrete and Cement training workshop in Amman, Jordan 11

  11. 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)

  12. ASTM Board of Directors Korea Kaphong Choi- KSA/KATS Germany Torsten Bahke - DIN Japan Masami Tanaka - JSA 13 13

  13. Vanessa Corona and Luis Ordoñez ASTM International in Mexico 14

  14. ASTM International in China • Liu Fei and Hu Yanan

  15. 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 industry’s 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)

  16. 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

  17. Resources for US Technical Advisory Groups (US TAGS)

  18. International Members

  19. Engaging International Participation ASTM International uses the Internet to overcome the barriers of space and time • Virtual Meetings • Online Collaboration Areas • Electronic Balloting

  20. Connecting Virtually

  21. Online Collaboration Areas • Allows task group members to comment on Draft • Includes discussion threads, post related documents • Over 1600 Collaboration Areas in progress

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

  23. Other Engagement Opportunities Delegation Visits Videoconferencing Intensive Training Meetings Outside U.S.

  24. Delegation Visits • In 2010, 19 delegations from 7 countries • U.S. Trade and Development Agency • Commercial Law Development Program

  25. 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)

  26. 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

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