Critical and Emerging Technologies (CET) are technologies with the capacity to significantly enhance a country’s economic success, security, and social cohesion.

Development of standards in the CET field offer opportunities to help develop the use of new innovations and technology, support international trade and collaboration, and strengthen national security.

Standards Australia has partnered with the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on a two-year project to build knowledge and practical skills to support CET standards development in South-East Asia through a range of bilateral and regional activities.

With an agreement signed May 2022, the project - International Standards Integration for Critical and Emerging Technologies in South-East Asia - launched in August 2022 and will conclude in June 2024.  

Standards Australia will be engaging in bilateral development and capacity building with National Standards Bodies from seven South East Asian countries:
  • Vietnam
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Lao PDR
  • Philippines
  • Indonesia
Regular Community of Practice workshops will also be held with interested parties throughout the duration of the program.

Get Involved

As part of this project, Standards Australia will be running virtual and in-person events focused on international standards for Critical and Emerging technology and building capacity for international standards development.

We encourage you to register your interest and receive updates when future activities are announced.

Register Your Interest


Clare Hobern

Clare Hobern

Senior International Engagement Manager

+ 612 9237 6073