Doha – MENA Herald: The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ASTM, globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international standards and technical information. The MoU aims at fostering cooperation and coordination between the two entities to support Gulf industrial sector.
The MoU was signed at GOIC’s headquarters in Doha, Qatar. HE Dr. Ali Hamed Al-Mulla, Assistant Secretary General for Industrial Projects Sector signed on behalf of GOIC Secretary General Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al-Ageel, and Mr. John Pace, Vice President of Publications & Marketing signed for ASTM.
The MoU aims at establishing a framework to facilitate cooperation, coordination and a working relationship between the public and private sectors in the GCC and ASTM.
Furthermore, its objective is to provide online access to all ASTM standards, all journals, eBooks, proceedings, bulletins, materials, research, standards and eLearning courses.
The MoU also explores potential collaboration in the areas of training, proficiency testing programs and other related products/services (new or existing) and to support GOIC events, conferences and exhibitions through the use of the ASTM brand, marketing channels, participation and experts.
ASTM International, a non-profit globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international standards and technical information (formed in 1898). Today, over 13,000 ASTM standards are used in almost every country around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade and build consumer confidence. ASTM information is widely used in the GCC and essential to the success of the region.