The National Institute of Standards maintains a national fund of standards of the Republic of Armenia which contains International (ISO), Interstate (GOST), Regional (EN), Armenian (AST) and other state standards. An electronic database system of implemented standards enables organizations and persons to obtain normative documents needed for their business.
International cooperation is one of the most important activities of the institute. The institute has been a member body of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) since 1997. It participates in works of 13 ISO technical committees and 17 ISO subcommittees. The institute has been a partner standardization body (PSB) of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) since 1 January 2007, an affiliate member since 1 January 2008 and participates in works of 3 CEN technical committees: TC 233 (Biotechnology), TC 234 (Gas supply), TC 340 (Anti-seismic devices). The institute participates in works of the Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification operating in the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).