Standards Development Division
Standards Development Division (SDD) is responsible for the adoption and maintenance of Myanmar Standards which in line with the needs to develop socio-economic of citizen and promotion on use of these standards in product, process and service sectors. This division also provides awareness raising training in standardization to industries and associations, co-operates with international and regional organizations, takes responsibility as National Enquiry Point of WTO/TBT and makes collection of survey data and implementing the research for continuation of Myanmar Standards development.
Standards Development Division co-operates and facilitates with (23) standardization technical sub committees organized by national Standards Council to develop Myanmar Standards. National Standards Council approved and endorsed the 50 Myanmar Standards as first batch on 10th July 2018 and the majority is identical with international to support trade facilitation. Furthermore, the second batch 43 Myanmar Standards will be endorsed with the approval of National Standards Council. In continuation, 65 draft Myanmar standards are in public enquiry stage and 185 draft standards are in committee stage.
To provide leadership in standardization intend to improve the quality of life for all citizens in Myanmar and enhance economic development.
- To support government policy for economic development through standardization
- To support promotion of productivity, quality and market access for business and industries
- To support protection of consumer interests by enhancing safety, health and environmental conservation
- To support export promotion and productivity that are vital role for income generation and development of the country
Information Service of Standards Development Division
Standards Development Division establishes standards library and the various kinds of book such as quality management system, conformity assessment and quality infrastructure related books are available to read and refer. The library also collects the international standards such as ISO and IEC, ASTM standards, British standards, India standards, DIN standards, Russian standards, ISO Focus and other newsletters and standards catalogues. The library can be accessed during office hour.
Standards are used in everywhere as well as in business and in our daily lives. Standards are an important part of our society.
Standard is a document, established by consensus and approved by a recognized body, that provides for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context.
Standardization means an activity of establishing, with regard to actual or potential problems, provisions for common and repeated use, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context. In particular, the activity consists of the processes of formulating, issuing and implementing standards.
Benefits of Standards
Standards benefit the technological, economic and society. They help to harmonize technical specifications of products and services making industry more efficient and breaking down barriers to international trade.
For business — Cost savings , enhanced customer satisfaction, access to new markets, increased market share , environmental benefits.
For society — Consumers can have confidence that they are safe, reliable and of good quality. (to make the world a safer place and preserve the environment and the health of citizens)
For government— support public policy, for example, by referencing ISO standards in regulations.
This forms can be used for proposing the new standards for the adoption of Myanmar Standards (MMS) and can also be used in reviewing existing standards (revision), (amendment) and cancellation (withdraw). Proposals may be submitted by proposers with this filled forms to the Department of Research and Innovation. Sample soft copy forms are available on the download link below.
National Standards and Quality Department invites comments from the public and other interested parties on the following Draft Myanmar Standards.
The Comment received will be considered by the relevant Technical Committee and National Standards and Quality Department before these draft standards are finalized.
Comment requested the DMMS ISO / IEC standards are identically adopted to ISO / IEC standards .As we need to prevent copy right , we show only scope of this standards. If you want to read details standards, you can read at the National Standards Library.
Myanmar Standards according to the following prices can be purchased at the Standards Development Division.
As an affiliate member of IEC, MMS IEC Standards can be purchased at the IEC Sale Department to the following link with the recommendation of Department of Research and Innovation.
The Department of Research and Innovation (DRI) is a correspondence member of International Standards Organization(ISO) since 2005. Myanmar Standards are adopted as references to ISO standards, IEC Standards and other national Standards. DRI holds the World Standards Day ceremony on October 14 in every year and participates the meetings, trainings and workshops concerned with ISO. DRI is also a affiliate member of International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) since 2017. WTO/TBT national enquiry point (Myanmar) is undertaking to support the information on enquiry with the related ministries.
World Standards Day activities photos
Standards Development Division is taking part as a country focal point of ASEAN Consultative Committee on Standards and Quality (ACCSQ) Working Group 1- Standards and MRA. DRI (Myanmar) hosted the 38th (ACCSQ) Working Group 1- Standards and MRA meeting on may 25 to 27, 2017. As a prioritize, ASEAN Harmonized Standards are adopted as a Myanmar Standards.
DRI is as a MOU partner of ASTM International Standards, is preparing to adopt ASTM standards as a Myanmar Standards.
Development Partner Cooperation
Standards Development Division is implementing the sustainable development of Myanmar Standards and required technical assistant are supported by the development partner of PTB and ASTM.