In Romania the organized standardization activity, covering the whole of the national economy, began in 1948 with the creation of the Standardization Commission of the Council of Ministers of Romania. In 1970, the national standards body was the Romanian Standards Institute (IRS), a specialized agency of the central public administration.
Starting with 31 October 1998, the Romanian Standards Association (ASRO) has taken over this position as a specialized private body of public interest in the standardization area, a not for profit association authorized by the Government, replacing in this respect the former Romanian Standards Institute.
In conformity with Law 355/2002, the Romanian Government granted ASRO with the governmental recognition as a national standardization body developing standardization activities in all the fields of European and international standardization as member of ISO, IEC, CEN, CENELEC and ETSI.
ASRO represents Romania in the international standardization process by co-ordinating the national input, by organising the provision of standards information as well as of a wide range of services, both for the distribution of standards and accredited certification activities. It also issues (in printed form and on electronic media) various publications and performs training courses.
The registered members of ASRO represent the industry as standards users, the research and development area, the consumers, national authorities and accredited bodies.
European Countries A-Z and Standards Organisations
Austria - Onorm Österreichisches Normungsinstitut (ON)