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  1. Welcome to ASTM • in the International Arena • Officers' Training Workshop 2010 1

  2. What We Will Cover • Global Objectives • Global Acceptance and Use of ASTM Standards • MOU Program • International Membership • Engagement • Resources for US Technical Advisory Groups (US TAGS) • Your suggestions and thoughts 2

  3. ASTM International’s Global Aim • To ensure that ASTM International standards that you develop are the most widely recognized, accepted and used standards around the world 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. 5191 citations of ASTM standards that have been adopted, referenced or used as the basis of a national standard. China – 571 Colombia – 989 Ecuador – 234 Mexico - 379 Panama – 139 Philippines – 328 Saudi Arabia – 923 South Africa – 501 Trinidad and Tobago – 231 Turkey – 492 Vietnam - 161 Who Uses the Standards? Internationally

  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 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

  10. 11 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) Guatemala - Instituto del Cemento y del Concreto de Guatemala (ICCG) Panama - Asociación Panameña de Productores de Concreto (APACRETO) Mexico - Asociación Mexicana de la Industria del Concreto (AMIC)

  12. ASTM Board of Directors Brazil Ricardo Fragoso - ABNT Germany Torsten Bahke - DIN Japan Masami Tanaka - JSA 13 13

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

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

  15. International Members

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

  17. Virtual Meetings • 23 special international virtual meetings held in 2009 • Involved over 440 participants from 37 countries • Most involved a technical topic

  18. Online Collaboration Areas • Allows task group members to comment on Draft • Includes discussion threads, post related documents • Enables communication between members

  19. Electronic Balloting • 3200 standards actions per year • MoU and other international members are active • Same rules apply for inactivity on returning ballots

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

  21. Delegation Visits • In 2009, 12 delegations from 5 countries • U.S. Trade and Development Agency • Commercial Law Development Program

  22. Videoconferencing • ASTM has portable equipment at Headquarters • Other conference participant must have compatible equipment • Many countries have such facilities housed at universities

  23. 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

  24. Intensive Training • New model for training • Headquarters, Committee Week, Washington DC, Site visits • Primarily industry funded CIPET

  25. 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

  26. Approaches to Standards Development • ASTM vs. ISO • Structure • Administration • Participation • Development Process

  27. Resources for US Technical Advisory Groups (US TAGS) • Participation in ISO/IEC • Intellectual Property Issues • ANSI/ISO/IEC Policy Documents • Forms/Reports • Template for Voting, Annual Report, Head of Delegation Report • Training Information • http://www.astm.org/COMMIT/TAGproject.htm