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Standards Organizations

National Standards Organizations

Directorate for Standards, Metrology, and Quality (STAMEQ)

8, Hoang Quoc Viet Road
Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: +84 4 3791 16 30
Fax: +84 4 3791 15 95


The Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ) is a governmental agency under Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), having responsibility for advising the government and MOST on the state management in the fields of standardization, metrology, and quality.

Responsibilities of STAMEQ include:

  • Preparing and submitting national policies, strategies, master plans, programs, projects, and legal documents on standardization, metrology, and quality of products and goods to appropriate authorities for approval;
  • Organizing, preparing, and appraising draft national standards;
  • Developing international standards;
  • Developing, maintaining, and utilizing national measurement standards;
  • Managing legal metrology;
  • Coordinating with other authorities and presiding over examination of quality of products and goods manufactured domestically, imported, or circulated on the domestic market under MOST responsibility;
  • Managing conformity assessment activities (including accreditation) and conformity assessment bodies operating in Vietnam;
  • Providing calibration, testing, inspection, certification, and other activities such as notification and enquiry points for TBT issues, National Quality Award, productivity, bar-coding, and numbering.

Regional Standards Organizations

Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC)



Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) is an independent and voluntary organization of Pacific Rim National Standards Bodies. PASC’s primary role is to support the region’s engagement in the international standardization system for the advancement of economic, societal and environmental well-being. 

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Subcommittee on Standards and Conformance (APEC-SCSC)

35 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119616

Tel: [65] 6891 9600
Fax: [65] 6891 9690

The SCSC is a subcommittee of APEC organized to:

  • Reduce technical barriers to trade and enhance market access through standards and conformance;
  • Align each economy’s standards with international standards;
  • Promote good regulatory practices in the preparation, adoption and application of standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures;
  • Progress mutual recognition arrangements for conformity assessment within the region;
  • Pursue regional cooperation in accordance with international agreements;
  • Ensure greater transparency;
  • Encourage participation in standards education and awareness programs to build capacity and capability to enhance the competitiveness of businesses, including micro, small and medium enterprises.

Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) National Consultative Committee for Standards and Quality (ACCSQ)

70A Jalan Sisingamangaraja
Jakarta 12110 Indonesia

Tel: [6221] 7262991, 7243372
Fax: [6221] 7398234, 7243504


The ACCSQ is an organization that works to help realize the ASEAN Free Trade Area by working to eliminate non-tariff barriers, also known as technical barriers to trade. These non-tariff issues include different product specifications, regulations on safety and quality, and the existence of requirements including pre-market approval requirements.

International Standards Organizations

Vietnam is a Member Body of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

ISO Central Secretariat
Chemin de Blandonnet 8
CP 401–1214 Vernier, Geneva

Tel: [41] 22 749 01 11
Fax: [41] 22 733 34 30


The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards organizations that develops and maintains product and other standards in all fields except electrical and electronic engineering. ISO standards support global trade, drive inclusive and equitable economic growth, advance innovation, and promote health and safety to achieve a sustainable future.

Vietnam is an Associate Member of the International Electrotechnical Commission.

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

3 rue de Varembé
PO Box 131
CH-1211 Geneva 20

Tel: [41] 22 919 0211


The International Electrotechnical Commission is a global, not-for-profit membership organization whose work underpins quality infrastructure and international trade in electrical and electronic goods. The organization facilitates technical innovation, affordable infrastructure development, efficient and sustainable energy access, smart urbanization and transportation systems, and climate change mitigation, and increases the safety of people and the environment.

To this end, the IEC strives to achieve worldwide use of IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment systems to ensure the safety, efficiency, reliability and interoperability of electrical, electronic and information technologies, to enhance international trade, facilitate broad electricity access, and enable a more sustainable world.


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