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The ASTM Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Program helps established and developing nations participate in the standards development process and broaden the acceptance and use of ASTM standards.
In the Latin American region, we have MOUs in place with:
Peru — The National Institute for Quality (INACAL, formerly INDECOPI)
Bolivia — Intituo de Normalization y Calidad(IBNORCA)
Columbia — Instituto Colombiano de Normas Technicas y Certificacion (ICONTEC)