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1 11 Welcome to ASTM in the International Arena Officers' Training Workshop 2010 Welcome to ASTM in the International Arena Officers' Training Workshop 2010

2 22 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 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 What We Will Cover

3 33 To ensure that ASTM International standards that you develop are the most widely recognized, accepted and used standards around the world ASTM Internationals Global Aim

4 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 55 WTO / TBT Principles ASTM Principles Transparency Openness Impartiality and consensus Effectiveness and relevance Coherence Consideration of developing nations International Standards Constraints on developing countries, in particular to effectively participate in standards development should be taken into consideration in the standards development process. Constraints on developing countries, in particular to effectively participate in standards development should be taken into consideration in the standards development process.

6 6 Who Uses the Standards? 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 Panama – 139 Philippines – 328 Saudi Arabia – 923 South Africa – 501 Trinidad and Tobago – 231 Turkey – 492 Vietnam Internationally

7 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

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9 9 Training Offered to MoU Signatories Standards Expert Program (SEP) One-month, on-site educational program One-month, on-site educational program Technical Assistance Training Program Provision of a Technical and Professional Training Program in- country Provision of a Technical and Professional Training Program in- country

10 10 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

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

12 12 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)

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

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

15 15 ASTM International in China Liu Fei and Hu Yunan

16 International Members

17 17 Engaging International Participation Virtual Meetings Online Collaboration Areas Electronic Balloting ASTM International uses the Internet to overcome the barriers of space and time

18 18 Virtual Meetings 23 special international virtual meetings held in 2009 Involved over 440 participants from 37 countries Most involved a technical topic

19 19 Online Collaboration Areas Allows task group members to comment on Draft Includes discussion threads, post related documents Enables communication between members

20 20 Electronic Balloting 3200 standards actions per year MoU and other international members are active Same rules apply for inactivity on returning ballots

21 21 Other Engagement Opportunities Videoconferencing Meetings Outside U.S. Intensive Training Delegation Visits

22 22 Delegation Visits In 2009, 12 delegations from 5 countries U.S. Trade and Development Agency Commercial Law Development Program

23 23 Videoconferencing ASTM has portable equipment at Headquarters Other conference participant must have compatible equipment Many countries have such facilities housed at universities

24 24 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

25 25 Intensive Training CIPET New model for training Headquarters, Committee Week, Washington DC, Site visits Primarily industry funded

26 26 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 U.S. Department of Commerce

27 27 Approaches to Standards Development ASTM vs. ISO Structure Administration Participation Development Process

28 28 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

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