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Standards Australia signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam

March 24, 2023

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Standards Australia’s General Manager, Engagement and Communications – Adam Stingemore visited Hanoi this week to meet with Dr Ha Minh Hiep, Acting Director General of The Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ) - they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), intended to facilitate collaboration in international standards development.  

Australia and Vietnam share an ambition to further strengthen their economic ties through increased bilateral trade and investment, with a commitment to sustainable and inclusive economic growth as set out by the Australia-Vietnam Enhanced Economic Engagement Strategy.

The MoU is intended to provide a basis for cooperation between Standards Australia and STAMEQ, recognising the benefits and advantages of collaboration in standardisation to eliminate technical barriers to trade and promote international competitiveness to meet the needs of industry and consumers.

This announcement reflects the growing importance of economic partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region and is a positive step toward fostering opportunity between the organisations, with Standards Australia collaborating with Vietnam on participation in international standards adoption and development, focusing on digital transformation.  

This includes projects underway, such as our Critical and Emerging Technologies (CET) in South-East Asia project that Standards Australia was delivering in Hanoi this week, but also potential for future work to further cooperation on standards harmonisation and enhanced trade between Australia and Vietnam.  

The agreement also supports implementation of regional trade agreements such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP), and the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA).  

Read more about the CET program here

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Standards Australia signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam
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Standards Australia’s General Manager, Engagement and Communications – Adam Stingemore visited Hanoi this week to meet with Dr Ha Minh Hiep, Acting Director General of The Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ) - they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), intended to facilitate collaboration in international standards development.  

Australia and Vietnam share an ambition to further strengthen their economic ties through increased bilateral trade and investment, with a commitment to sustainable and inclusive economic growth as set out by the Australia-Vietnam Enhanced Economic Engagement Strategy.

The MoU is intended to provide a basis for cooperation between Standards Australia and STAMEQ, recognising the benefits and advantages of collaboration in standardisation to eliminate technical barriers to trade and promote international competitiveness to meet the needs of industry and consumers.

This announcement reflects the growing importance of economic partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region and is a positive step toward fostering opportunity between the organisations, with Standards Australia collaborating with Vietnam on participation in international standards adoption and development, focusing on digital transformation.  

This includes projects underway, such as our Critical and Emerging Technologies (CET) in South-East Asia project that Standards Australia was delivering in Hanoi this week, but also potential for future work to further cooperation on standards harmonisation and enhanced trade between Australia and Vietnam.  

The agreement also supports implementation of regional trade agreements such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP), and the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA).  

Read more about the CET program here

Contact
Adam Stingemore
General Manager, Engagement and Communications
+61 2 9237 6086
Chris Larsen
Senior Manager Communications & Design
+ 0431 900 712
Jess Dunne
Communications Manager
+ 61 2 9237 6381