WHEREAS the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Union of Myanmar became Member States of ASEAN on 23 July 1997, and have agreed to subscribe or accede, as the case may be, to all Declarations, Treaties and Agreements of ASEAN;

WHEREAS the Kingdom of Cambodia became a Member State of ASEAN on 30 April 1999, and has agreed to subscribe or accede, as the case may be, to all Declarations, Treaties and Agreements of ASEAN;

WHEREAS Article 10 of the Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Cooperation on Standards and Conformance between ASEAN and the CER Countries (hereinafter referred to as MOU) signed in Jakarta in September 1996 provides that the MOU may be extended to include additional signatories according to the procedures to be mutually determined by the Parties;

HAVING REGARD to the results of the consultations directed towards the extension of the MOU to include the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Union of Myanmar to the MOU;

NOW THEREFORE the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Union of Myanmar hereby become signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Cooperation on Standards and Conformance;

DONE at Singapore on this First Day of October in the Year One Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety-Nine

For the Royal Government of Cambodia:

(Sgd.) CHAM PRASIDH

Minister of Commerce

For the Lao People’s Democratic Republic:

(Sgd.) PROF. DR. BOUNTIEM PHISSAMAY

Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office

For the Union of Myanmar:

(Sgd.) BRIGADIER GENERAL DAVID O. ABEL

Minister at the Office of the Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council