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International Agreements

COUNTRY DATE SIGNED TERMINATION DATE COMMENTS
American Institute in Taiwan/Taiwan November 2, 1994 indefinite Implementing Agreement with the Telecommunications Laboratories (TL) through American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) or (CCNAA) for telecommunications. (ITL)
American Institute in Taiwan/Taiwan February 16, 2001 - Implementing Agreement [pdf] between the American Institute in Taiwan and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office for technical cooperation on neutron scattering research.
American Institute in Taiwan/Taiwan January 2, 1997 indefinite Cooperative Program in Physical Sciences between the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the U.S.
Australia December 2, 2009
- Letter of Agreement [pdf] with the University of Queensland for cooperation in the area of superfluidity and metrology with ring shaped Bose-Einstein condensates.
Australia

May 25, 2011

May 24, 2016

MOU [pdf] with the National Measurement Institute of Australia to strengthen relations between parties and to provide framework for cooperation in measurement standards and related basic and applied physical chemical sciences, and other related fields as may be jointly determined.
Brazil November 20, 2009
November 19, 2014
MOU [pdf] with the National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) technical cooperation in chemical, physical, and engineering measurement sciences and standards related activities.
BrazilJuly 11, 2014July 10, 2019Collaboration Agreement [pdf] with the Centro de Tecnologia Mineral of the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Brazil co-develop Certified Reference Materials.
Canada March 23, 1992 indefinite MOU with the Communication Security Establishment (CSE) in information security.
Canada May 23, 1992 indefinite MOU with the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) in standards and metrology.
Canada April 28, 1992 indefinite MOU with the Canada Treasury Board Secretariat, Administrative Policy Branch in standardization supporting government administration.
Canada August 9, 1995 indefinite Implementing Agreement with the Communication Security Establishment (CSE) for cryptographic module validation.
Ecuador June 10, 1999 June 9, 2014 MOU with the Ecuadorian Institute Standardization (INEN) for cooperation in chemistry, physics, engineering measurements.
European Commission

July 17, 2013

July 16, 2018 Implementing Arrangement [pdf] with Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission for scientific and other other cooperative activities related to standards and measurements.
European Union

March 2011

 March 2016

MOU [pdf] with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) to establish a mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of marine optical radiometry.
France October 5, 2009 - Statement of Intent [pdf] with University of Clermont-Ferrand II to encourage academic exchange and cooperation between the participating institutions.
France November 4, 2009
November 3, 2014
Statement of Intent [pdf] with Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment on fire research activities.
France November 4, 2009
November 3, 2014
Statement of Intent [pdf] with Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussees (LCPC).
Germany

March 27, 1995

indefinite Statement of Intent on recognition of traceability of measurement standards with the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB).
Germany May 25, 2011 May 24, 2016 MOU [pdf] with PTB and BAM to provide a mechanism for scientific and technical cooperation in chemistry, physics, and engineering measurement sciences; materials technology; standards related activities; and the interchange of technical information.
Hong Kong May 14, 2010 May 13, 2015 MOU [pdf]  with the University of Hong Kong to establish a collaborative research partnership for research postgraduate students.
ItalyJanuary 8, 2014January 7, 2017Framework Agreement [pdf] with the Istituto Nazionale de Ricerca Metrolgica (INRIM) for cooperation in research activities.
JapanApril 23, 2013April 22, 2018Agreement of Cooperation [pdf] Building Research Institute on conducted collaborative research.
Japan July 29, 2013 July 28, 2018 MOU [pdf] with the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) to strenthen and promote research.
Japan February 7, 2012 February 6, 2017 MOU [pdf] with the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) to promote cooperation in research and education in all fields of common interest such as Cyber-Physical Data Cloud and Network Security.
Image of Signing
Japan May 4, 2009 May 3, 2014 MOU [pdf] with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) for cooperation on research and development in support of technical standards.
Photos of MOU Signing 
Japan

June 9, 2011

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Letter of Intent [pdf] with AIST on "Research and Development on Standards for Emerging Technologies".
Korea June 15, 2010 June 14, 2015 Cooperation Agreement [pdf]  Annex 1 [pdf] Annex 2 [pdf] with the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science concerning technical cooperation in measurement sciences.
Korea May 1, 2012 April 30, 2017 MOU [pdf] with Yonsei University to foster a collaborative framework in the field of computational science and engineering.

Mexico

October 27, 2010 October 26, 2020 Agreement [pdf] with the Secretary of Economy, the National Council of Science and Technology, and the National Center for Metrology concerning technical cooperation in chemical, physical, and engineering measurement sciences, standards related acitivities and exchange of technical information.
Netherlands November 29, 2012 - MOU [pdf] with the Netherlands Forensic Institute to mutually collaborate in the area of forensic science, research and development.
People's Republic of China August 19, 2013 August 18, 2018 Cooperation Agreement [pdf] with the College of Civil Engineering of Hunan University to provide mutual cooperation in the areas of strucural safety and resilience.
People's Republic of China September 28, 2012 September 27, 2017 Implementing Agreement [pdf] with the National Institute of Metrology of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine to provide a mechanism to enhance the mutually beneficial cooperation in measurement standards areas that address national priorities.
People's Republic of China

May 8, 2012

May 7, 2017

Statement of Intent [pdf] with the State Key Laboratory of Fire Science for cooperation on the International Joint Research Center for the studey of Large-scale Fires.
People's Republic of China March 7, 2012 March 6, 2017 Statement of Intent [pdf] with the National Institute of Metrology (NIM) to foster joint efforts, including information exchange and apporpriate staffing exchanges.
People's Republic of China November 10, 2010 November 9, 2015 Protocol [pdf] with the Chinese Academy of Sciences on cooperation in the fields of chemistry, physics, materials, and engineering measurement sciences.
People's Republic of China
October 16, 2009
October 15, 2014
Protocol [pdf] with the China Earthquake Administration and National Natural Science Foundation concerning scientific and technical cooperation in the earthquake and volcano sciences.
People's Republic of China November 17, 2008 - Statement of Intent [pdf] with the National Institute of Metrology (NIM) for cooperation in metrology.
People's Republic of China September 17, 2007 - Statement of Intent [pdf] with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Institute of Chemistry for a coopeartive program in building materials composites at NIST/BFRL and CAS.
People's Republic of China September 18, 2007 - Statement of Intent [pdf] with Tianjin Fire Research Institute (TFRI) for a cooperative program in building fire fighting technologies at NIST/BFRL and TFRI.
People's Republic of China September 12, 2007 - Statement of Intent [pdf] with the National Institute of Metrology (NIM) to pursue joint efforts to promote programs at NIST/EEEL and NIM.
People's Republic of China June 1, 2007 - Implementing Agreement [pdf] with the Standardization Administration China of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (SAC) to provide a mechanism for cooperation in documentary standards.
People's Republic of China January 1, 2011 December 31, 2017 Cooperation Agreement [pdf] with the State Key Laboratory of Science on the Study of Fires at the Wildland-Urban Interface.
Spain September 24, 2009
September 13, 2014
Coperation Agreement [pdf] with the Excuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieria Informatica (ETSI Informatica) of the Universidad de Malaga concerning technical cooperation in the fields of computer and information security.
Spain September 28, 2008 - Record of Meeting between the Center for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and the NIST Technology Innovation Program.
United Kingdom February 17, 2011 February 16, 2016 MOU [pdf] between the Health Protection Agency and the Material Measurement Laboratory of NIST.
Multilateral May 15, 1990 indefinite MOU with six countries to establish COMAR-computer access to Certified Reference Materials (CRM).
Multilateral May 1, 1992 - International accord with France, UK, Italy, Canada, Japan, Germany and the EC- VAMAS- for cooperation on materials science.
Multilateral

December 10, 1997

indefinite  

Mutual Recognition Agreement with the Asian Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation.
Multilateral January 25, 1995 indefinite MOU with the twenty-seven countries in five regions (NORAMET, CAMET, CARIMET, ANDIMET and SURAMET) of the Interamerican Metrology System.
Multilateral November 2, 2000 - Mutual Recognition Arrangement [pdf] with the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) to enhance trade.
Multilateral April 25, 2013 April 24, 2018 MOU [pdf] with the World Meteorlogical Organization for provision of a Central Calibration Laboratory (CCL) for Monoterpenes. 
Multilateral
CIPM MRA
October 14, 1999 indefinite Mutual Recognition Arrangement between National Metrology Institutes for recognition of National Measurement Standards and of Calibrations, and Measurement Certificates.
Regional September 20, 2012 September 19, 2017 State of Technical Cooperation [pdf] between the GSO and the SCO/NIST to establish a framework to pursue cooperation and constructive working relations.
Regional October 31, 1997 - Memorandum of Cooperation [pdf] between the Inter-American Metrology System (SIM) and the Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) to cover the fields of international and regional metrology and metrology related activities.

Expired International Agreements