The Myanmar Scientific and Technological Research Department (MSTRD) is part of the Ministry of Science and Technology. MSTRD includes nine research departments and five technical support departments.
MSTRD has three main divisions responsible for Standards Development, Accreditation and Metrology. Each division participates in the work of the ASEAN Consultative Committee on Standards and Quality (Working Groups 1, 2 and 3).
The Metrology Laboratory provides a range of six measurement services to industry: dimension, mass, volume, hardness, pressure and temperature.
MSTRD has drafted two laws on Standardization and on Metrology. It has established 19 technical committees to draft the Myanmar adoptions of international standards. Once approved, the three bodies: national standards body, national accreditation body and national institute of metrology will make up the National Quality Infrastructure.
MSTRD has been a correspondent member of ISO since 1 July 2005.
It is an affiliate member of IEC and an WTO TBT enquiry point.
MSTRD has participated in the regional work of ACCSQ (ASEAN Consultative Committee on Standards and Quality) since 1997.