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Rosstandart develops cooperation with the US standardization bodies

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MOSCOW, April 5, 2019 – Areas of cooperation between Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (Rosstandart), American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM International) and American Petroleum Institute (API) were discussed at the meeting of the Deputy Head of Rosstandart Anton Shalaev with US representatives.
American delegation was headed by John Pace, Senior Vice-President of ASTM International and included James Thomas, Vice-President of ASTM International (Sales and Marketing) and Lakshmy Mahon, API Global Industry Services Director.
Key topic of the discussion was the possibility of using ASTM and API standards
by Russian enterprises. Parties also discussed several issues related to legal framework between Rosstandart and ASTM International, Rosstandart and API, standards’ translation and distribution. Special attention was paid to the Federal Information Fund of Standards.
Anton Shalaev informed American counterparts about completed merging of four standardization institutes subordinated to Rosstandart and creation on this basis of the National Institute of Standards.
During the meeting Parties reached an agreement on signing of an updated Memorandum of Understanding between Rosstandart and ASTM International as well as signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Rosstandart and API in the nearest future.
For reference: Established in 1898, ASTM International today becomes one of the world’s largest standards development organization. Cooperation between Rosstandart and ASTM International has been going on for more than 10 years and in the meantime more than 400 national standards (GOST R) were developed on the basis of ASTM standards.
Cooperation with API that is a developer of more than 700 industry standards is now at the beginning phase.

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