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ASTM International and Libyan National Standards Body Sign Memorandum of Understanding

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Representatives from global standards organization ASTM International and the Libyan National Centre for Standardization and Metrology (LNCSM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement will foster a closer working relationship between the two standards organizations.

The MoU will also enhance the support of both ASTM International and LNCSM for the needs of the people of Libya, the continued growth of the Libyan economy, and the ongoing development of Libyan national standards for health, safety, and the environment. The MoU was signed by Katharine E. Morgan, president, ASTM International, and Abdelrazak A. Ben Jaber, director general, LNCSM. ASTM and LNCSM established the MoU to pursue the following goals:

  • Promote communications between ASTM and LNCSM;
  • Avoid duplication of work efforts;
  • Promote knowledge of the standards development activities of each organization;
  • Utilize the resources of ASTM International to strengthen the LNCSM standards system;
  • Promote greater LNCSM input and content into ASTM International standards through greater LNCSM participation in the ASTM standards development process;
  • and, Promote LNCSM acceptance and use of ASTM International standards.

ASTM’s MoU with LNCSM is the third such agreement that ASTM has signed this year and the 117th overall. Initiated in 2001, ASTM International’s Memorandum of Understanding program promotes communication and awareness among national standards bodies. To learn more about ASTM International’s MoU program, visit

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