National Standards and Quality Department

National Standards and Quality Department

National Standards and Quality Department (Former Standardization Department) had funded as technical supporting department under Department of Research and Innovation (Former Myanma Scientific and Technological Research Department) since 1956. In 2015, Standardization Department was reformed into National Standards and Quality Department with the new organizational structure of Department of Research and Innovation. National Standards and Quality Department has been taking responsibility to establish National Quality Infrastructure of Myanmar in three main pillars of Standardization, Accreditation and Metrology. As legal background, the department has been implementing with the Law on Standardization that was promulgated as Law No. (23) of Union Parliament and Law on Metrology (Draft). Moreover, the department has been implementing to strengthen Quality Infrastructure of Myanmar in accordance with National Quality Policy (Draft) and Road Map for accreditation which was formulated with UNIDO experts and Strategic Plan from Metrology by PTB expert.


To stand as the international recognized National Quality Infrastructure Institution for promoting the social- economic of citizen and developing the business industry and trade facilitation.


(a) To develop the standards in priority based which support export promotion and enhance the quality of local industries and manufacturing and their products, processes and services

(b) To develop the standards which can support international and regional trade facilitation

(c) To prescribe the mandatory standards which enable to protect public health ,environmental conservation and food safety

(d) To provide accreditation service that can support international recognition on test       results, inspection reports and certificate of conformity assessment bodies to facilitate trade;

(e) To maintain the national level primary measurement standards and traceability to  international SI unit;

(f) To provide calibration services for business, industries, laboratories and for who use measuring instruments;

(g) To provide traceability on measuring instruments used in verification procedure of legal metrology in competence authorities;

Organization Structure

According to the reform organization structure in 2015, the National Standards and Quality Department is composed of four departments such as standardization department, accreditation department, national institute of metrology and general administration department.

National Standards Council

National Standards Council was composed with order number (161/2014) of the Union Government dated in 29 December 2014 and the Union Minister for  Ministry of Science and Technology (former) undertook as the chairman . Nowadays, Ministry of Science and Technology was merged into Ministry of Education and National Standards Council was renewed by order number (73/2018) dated in 25 June 2018 with (21) members and Union Minister for Ministry of Education takes Chairmanship.

Composition of National Standards Council

No Name/Designation/Department Responsibility
1. Dr. Myo Thein Gyi
Union Minister
Ministry of  Education
2. U Hla Kyaw
Deputy Minister
Ministry of  Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
3. U Kyaw Myo
Deputy Minister
Ministry of  Transport and Communication
4. Dr. Tun Naing
Deputy Minister
Ministry of  Electric Power and Energy
5. U Aung Htoo
Deputy Minister
Ministry of  Commerce
6. U Win Maw Tun
Deputy Minister
Ministry of  Education
7. U Kyaw Lin
Deputy Minister
Ministry of  Construction
8. U Khin Maung Yi
Permanent secretary
Ministry of  Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
9. U Myo Aung
Permanent secretary
Ministry of  Labour, Immigration and Population
10. U Ko Ko Lwin
Permanent secretary
Ministry of  Industry
11. Professor Dr. Thet Khaing Win
Permanent secretary
Ministry of  Health and Sport
12. U Tha Toe Hein
Joint General Secretary
Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry
13. U Ye Yint Win
Vice Chairman
Myanmar Computer Federation
14. U Myo Thwin
Vice Chairman, Myanmar Engineering Society
15. U Saw Htwe Zaw
Myanmar Engineering Council
16. U Than Aye
Deputy Director General (Retired)
Directorate of Industrial Supervision and Inspection
No(1) Ministry of Industry (former)
17. Dr. Sein Myint
Supreme Group of Companies and Member of Society of Petroleum Engineering (United States)
18. U Tin Htut
Director General (Retired)
Myanma Scientific and Technological Research Department (Former)
Ministry of Science and Technology (Former)
19. Dr. Than Htut
Hornorary  Professor
Occupational and Environmental Health Department
University of Public Health
Ministry of  Health and Sport
President, Occupational Medicine Society
Myanmar Medical Association
20. Dr. Mya Mya Oo
Rector (Retired)
Yangon Technological University
Ministry of Science and Technology (Former)
21. U Win Khaing Moe
Director General
Department of Research and Innovation
Ministry of Education

Hierarchy and Operational Linkage of National Standards Council and its related Committees


Activity Photo of the First National Standards Council Meeting


Activity Photo of the Second National Standards Council Meeting


Activity Photo of the Third National Standards Council Meeting


Activity Photo of the Fourth National Standards Council Meeting


Activity Photo of the Fourth National Standards Council Meeting


Activity Photo of National Standards Council Meeting (1/2018)

Standardization Working Committee

In accordance with the provisions stated in section 6, chapter 4 of Law on Standardization,

standardization working committee was formed with 20members by Order No. (264/2015) dated in 23 June 2015 of Ministry of Science and Technology (Former). Now, the committee will be restructued by the new order of Ministry of Education.


Activity Photos of the First Working Committee Meeting

Standardization Technical Sub – Committees

To develop Myanmar standards, (23) Standardization Technical Sub-Committee are organized and each sub-committee formulates standards in their specific sectors. Each sub-committee was composed of representatives from relevent ministries, academia, private sectors and NGO and eminent persons in relevant field area. The list of standardization technical sub-committees are described as follows:

List of Standardization Technical Sub-Committees

1. TC1-Technical Committee for Electrical and Electronic
2. TC2-Technical Committee for Food stuff
3. TC3-Technical Committee for Auto-mobile Products
4. TC4-Technical Committee for Management System
5. TC5-Technical Committee for Cosmetics products
6. TC6-Technical Committee for Pharmaceutical
7. TC7-Technical Committee for Agro-based
8. TC8-Technical Committee for Medical devices
9. TC9-Technical Committee for Building and Construction
10. TC10-Technical Committee for Traditional Medicine
11. TC11-Technical Committee for Rubber-based product
12. TC12-Technical Committee for Communication and    Information Technology
13. TC13-Technical Committee for Chemical
14. TC14-Technical Committee for Mechanical
15. TC15-Technical Committee for Energy
16. TC16-Technical Committee for Wood Based Product
17. TC17-Technical Committee for Livestock and Fisheries
18. TC18-Technical Committee for Environmental Protection
19. TC19-Technical Committee for Boiler
20. TC 20-Technical Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
21 TC 21-Technical Committee for Universal Character Set Myanmar Unicode System
22 TC 22-Technical Committee for Textile and Garment
23 TC 23-Technical Committee for Iron and Steel
24 TC 24 -Technical Sub Committee for Agricultural Process
25 TC 25 – Technical Sub Committee for Myanmar Gems and Gemology

Activity Photos of Standards Technical Committee Meeting

International and Regional Co-operation

As of 2015, Department of Research and Innovation(DRI) started to take a membership in ISO as correspondence member and has participated in IEC as Affiliate member since 2007. Moreover, it has taken responsibility as WTO/TBT Enquiry Point since 2008.

DRI has been taking part in ASEAN Consultative Committee on Standards and Quality (ACCSQ) as the country focal since 1997. The three divisions of National Standards and Quality Department also involve in Working Group (WG) of ACCSQ as focal departments. The Standardization Department participates in WG 1( Standards and MRA), the Accreditation Department take part in WG2(Conformity Assessment) and the National Metrology Institute stands as focal point for WG3( Legal Metrology).

To expend the broader scope in Myanmar Standardization, DRI sign MoU with American Standards and Testing Materials(ASTM) on October,2016.

DRI also signed MoU with Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) on 8th June 2017 to provide the international recognized accreditation services to Conformity Assessment Bodies of Myanmar.

DRI participated to sign Joint Initiative with Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SAC) on January 2018 to establish the One Belt One Road Economic Corridor and enhance the co-operation in Standardization.

Development Partner Co-operation

National Standards and Quality Department has been implementing to strengthen the Quality Infrastructure of Myanmar in the areas of formulating policy, strategy, road map, law and regulation, providing technical assistance and awareness program and established the laboratories with the project grant of UNIDO, PTB(Germany),USAID,GIZ,JICA.


No. Development Partner Project Title Period Remark
1. UNIDO Strengthening National Quality Infrastructure for Trade in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar 2013-2018
2. Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) Strengthening Quality Infrastructure in Myanmar 2015-2020
3. United States Agency International Development (USAID) Funded Private Sector Development Activity 2015-2019
4. Deutsche Gesellschaft fiir Internationale Zusammenarbeit -(GIZ) Trade Development Progrmme (NQI Sector) 2015-2018
5. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Establishment of Grain Moisture Calibration Lab 2017-2019

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