International Consultation Services (IBD)
For over 30 years DIN has helped standards organizations in developing and emerging countries set up their standardization systems. These projects are financed by third-party funding.
IBD has carried out projects in numerous countries, from Albania to Vietnam. We also receive delegations from countries who are interested in learning more about German, European and international standardization, current topics in standards work, or specific areas such as environmental protection, conformity, standards and the law, and consumer protection.
Current projects include:
DIN works closely with the Mongolian Agency for Standardization and Metrology (MASM), organizing training programmes on standards work and helping to set up standards committees that meet the requirements of international standardization.
- Republic of Moldavia
In this project, partner quality organizations in Moldavia are being introduced to the European system, particularly as regards standardization. Together with the Romanian standards body, DIN provides consultation and training regarding the holding of committee secretariats, the withdrawal of standards, and the use of IT in standards work.
DIN has been a partner in projects carried out by the German national metrology institute, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), in four regions. The projects involve expanding the capacity of trade ministries, trade chambers, standards organizations and other organizations within the quality infrastructure. DIN has developed three e-learning modules to this end, and gives guidance for users of the modules.