ASTM and CEN extend and expand Cooperation Agreement

Brussels 9 June 2022 - CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, and ASTM International have agreed to extend and expand a Technical Cooperation Agreement from 2019 with the objective to broaden and facilitate global dialogue and coordination in specific standardization areas of mutual interest.

The updated Agreement affirms and reinvigorates a framework agreed in 2019 for technical cooperation and information exchange between the two standardization organizations, thus facilitating dialogue and convergence on the technical requirements and related attributes of standards development, and preventing duplication of efforts, for the benefit of their respective stakeholders.


By extending and expanding this important Agreement, ASTM International and CEN reaffirm their commitment to a series of practical actions to implement their cooperation, specifically in the technical areas of common interest between ASTM International and CEN:

  • Explore opportunities to collaborate within their respective standards development process;
  • Facilitate technical standardization dialogue between their technical bodies;
  • Share information on their standards development activities and emerging technologies, trends, or regulatory drivers of mutual interest for the benefit of the stakeholders.

Furthermore, in advancing their cooperation, ASTM International and CEN extend and expand their pilot program to include the following identified technical groups of common interest.


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