1. TC1 – Technical Committee for Standardization of Electrical, Electronic Equipments

2. TC2 - Technical Committee for Standardization of Prepared Food Staff Products

3. TC3 - Technical Committee for Standardization of Automotive Products

4. TC4 - Technical Committee for Standardization of Management System

5. TC5- Technical Committee for Standardization of Cosmetics Products

6. TC6 - Technical Committee for Standardization of Pharmaceutical Products

7. TC7 - Technical Committee for Standardization of Agro-based Products

8. TC8 - Technical Committee for Standardization of Medical Devices

9. TC9 - Technical Committee for Standardization of Building and Construction

10. TC10 - Technical Committee for Standardization of Traditional Medicine

11. TC11 - Technical Committee for Standardization of Rubber-based Products

12. TC12- Technical Committee for Standardization of Communication and Information Technology

13. TC13 - Technical Committee for Standardization of Chemical

14. TC14 - Technical Committee for Standardization of Mechanical

15. TC15 - Technical Committee for Standardization of Energy

16. TC16 - Technical Committee for Standardization of Wood Based Product

17. TC17 - Technical Committee for Standardization of Livestock and Fisheries

18. TC18 - Technical Committee for Standardization of Environmental Conservation

19. TC19 - Technical Committee for Standardization of Boiler

 

The standards library of the Standards Department is maintaining and offering information on International Standards and foreign National Standards to the government departments and other enterprises. The Department maintains ISO standards, and some regional standards and everyone can easily access during office hours.

Our Mission
•    To support the government policy in economic development through standardization
•    To improve productivity, quality and market access for business and industries
•    To protect consumer interests and enhance safety, health and environment conditions
•    To increase the effectiveness and productivity which is the basic for development and income of the country

Our Vision
•    Leadership in standardization, to develop for the better quality of life, the economy of public

Strategy
•    Advancing the national economy
•    Benefiting the health, safety and welfare of the public, business and society
•    Assisting and protecting consumers
•    Facilitating domestic and internal trade
•    Furthering regional international cooperation in the field of Standardization
•    Disseminating information on International Standards and Foreign national Standards

Objective of the Standards Development Division
1.    To promote standardization in industry and commerce
2.    To prepare, frame, madity of amend specifications and codes of practice
3.    To recommend the adoption in whole or in part, with of without amendment of any specification of code of practice
4.    To control, in accordace with provisions of the Act, the use o standardization marks and distinctive marks
5.    To encourage or undertake educational work in connection with standardization
6.    To provide for cooperation with any person, association of organization outside Myanmar having objectives similar to those of the Myanmar National Standards Body
7.    To frame, amend of substitute draft building regulation for the benefit of local authorities
8.    To provide for cooperation with the representatives of any branch of industry, ministry, government department, local authority of any statutory corporation of with any person with a view to bringing about standardization in connection with commodities

 

Head of Division

Dr. War War Moe.

Deputy Director

Tel: (+95-1)664817

Fax: (+95-1) 668033

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The Standards Development Division (SDD) is a unit in the Department of Research and Innovation (DRI). The SDD is the National Standards Body of Myanmar. A primary function of SDD is raising awareness and promoting the importance of documentary standards and the removal of technical barriers to trade and Myanmar National Quality Infrastructure as tools to improve market access, to transfer technology and to encourage good business practices and sustainable.  SDD develops Myanmar National Voluntary Standards, adopts regional and international standards as National Standards and makes them available for Myanmar industry, government and other stakeholders. 

Currently Myanmar has 34 Final Draft National Standards from 77 proposed National Standards, the majority of which are adopted international or regional standards. SDD has plans to adopt additional international standards in the near future.

The Role and Services of the Standards Development Division

  • The SDD is the source for stakeholders to obtain copies of National and international standards, simply contact us.
  • Monitoring and contributing to international and regional developments in standardization on behalf of Myanmar
  • The SDD Provides information to Myanmar businesses and other government organization on standards and related conformity assessment issues
  • SDD maintains a specialized library containing National and international standards and technical regulations which business and government organizations can use to search data on standards and other documents in the field of standardization.

 

  • The SDD is the Myanmar World Trade Organization’s Technical Barriers to Trade Enquiry Point. The TBT Enquiry Point was established to provide assistance, collect and provide advisory services on receiving and responding to enquiries from domestic and foreign countries on standardizations, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures that are used for products that are sold in Myanmar and technical regulations for products that are exported or imported to or from other WTO member countries.
    • The SDD conducts workshops and training on Quality Management Systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14000, ISO22000, ISO 26000 to all stakeholders, in addition the SDD conducts workshops and seminars on Standardization to improve stakeholder knowledge and awareness of the benefits of utilizing Standards and conformity assessment procedures.

 

The SDD maintains a library of regional and international publications, brochures, etc. that is available to all stakeholders

  • The SDD cooperates and is building linkages between the NSB and trade promotion organizations

Legislation governing the SDD

  • Law on Standardization (promulgated) Date 3 July 2014


The National Standards Council

 

As required by the Law on Standardization, the National Standards Council was established -The Council is chaired by the Minister of MOST and Director General of DRI is the secretary.

 




SDD participation in regional and international standards organizations

 

  • Myanmar is a member of ASEAN –SDD participates in working group on Standards and Mutual Recognition Arrangements concerning ASEAN Standards  
  • Myanmar is a Correspondent member of ISO since 2005
  • Myanmar participates in IEC affiliate member program.

 

OrganizationDetails
ISO

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards.

ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 162 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is the world’s leading organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies.

ASTM

ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards.

Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.

 

 

 



 
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 The World Trade Organizations Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, requires that each member establish a TBT enquiry point which is able to answer all reasonable enquiries from other members and interested parties in other members as well as to provide the relevant documents regarding: technical regulations, standards, conformity assessment procedures and other relevant information.

The TBT Agreement requires that members be as transparent as possible on issues relating to standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures. Members are therefore to notify the WTO secretariat about standards and technical regulations being prepared or in the process of adoption. It is in this scope that Myanmar Department of Standards has been designated as the WTO/TBT National Enquiry Point and Notification Authority, to ensure that manufacturers, importers and exporters get the latest information on standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures available in their target market.

Functions of the NEP


  • Notify WTO secretariat of the proposed Myanmar standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures which may affect international trade;
  • Handle all enquiries on standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures concerned with TBT agreement form other WTO members
  • Download notifications from WTO secretariat on technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures adopted or proposed by other WTO members
  • Request information for interested parties in Myanmar from foreign enquiry points
  • Provide foreign enquiry points upon request with copies of documents related to Burundi notifications

Benefits of NEP/Notification Authority
The business community will benefit from the NEP/Notification Authority in the following manner:

  • Identify standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures applicable to products in target markets
  • Improve competitiveness in local markets
  • Give opportunity to comment on technical regulations that may affect trade
  • Promote trade facilitation by providing national exporters and importers with information on technical requirements from WTO member countries

INFORMATION RESOURCES AT THE NEP
The Myanmar National Enquiry Point maintains a collection of standards, technical regulations and laws and related documents issued by international standards organizations, such as the International Organization for standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission(IEC), the Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO), the International Organization for Legal Metrology (OIML), ASTM International (ASTM) and the ASEAN Consultative Committee on Standardization and Quality (ACCSQ)