Standards New Zealand and global standards organisation ASTM International recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), leading to a closer working relationship between the two organisations.
The MoU was signed by Katharine Morgan, president, ASTM International and Carmen Mak, National Manager Standards New Zealand. The MoU promotes information exchange on topics of mutual interest and also supports Standards NZ’s review and consideration of ASTM standards for reference or adoption as solutions for New Zealand’s industry and regulation concerns.
The MoU signing happened during an hour-long virtual session, which included a conversation on areas of common business and technical interests. Senior members of Standards NZ and ASTM discussed several aspects of energy including electric vehicle chargers, energy efficiency, biomass boilers, and New Zealand’s hydrogen program, as well as ASTM’s technical programs for aviation, cannabis, and additive manufacturing.
Periodic discussions and collaboration opportunities will take place between the two standards organisations in the future.