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The National Codification Bureau is a national structure responsible for the implementation, use, maintenance and development of the NATO Codification System (NCS) in Romania.

NCS Structures


National Directors on Codification Allied Committee 135 (AC/135)

The NATO Codification System is managed and run by a NATO Cadre Group consisting of the National Directors on Codification Allied Committee 135 (AC/135).


NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

Established in 1958, the NSPA is the main logistics and procurement agency of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

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The National Codification Bureau (NCB) is the central operational structure assuring the national level management of codification activity for items of supply used in Romanian Ministry of Defense and the management of national database with items of supply codified by Romanian NCB (FGA).

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NCB provides the mandatory coding interface in Romania's relations with NATO member states or affiliated with SCN and represents the country in the Allied AC / 135 Committee.

NCB is the only national structure empowered to assign NATO Codes for items of supply manufactured in Romania (NATO Stock Numbers - NSN) and NATO Commercial and Government Entity Codes(NCAGE).

In exercising the attributions of NCS management, NCB is empowered to issue specific rules and regulations.

NCS is based on the principles and procedures described in the following Standardization Agreements (STANAGs) contained in the NATO Manual on Codification ACodP-1:

  • STANAG 3150- Codification-Uniform System of Supply Classification;
  • STANAG 3151- Codification-Uniform System of Item of Supply Identification;
  • STANAG 4177- Codification-Uniform System of Data Acquisition;
  • STANAG 4199- Codification-Uniform System of Exchange of Materiel Management Data;
  • STANAG 4438- Codification-Uniform System of Dissemination of Data Associated with NATO Stock Numbers(NSN).

Nationally, NCB operates on the basis of the following documents:

  • HG no. 221 / 27.02.2003, approving the Sponsorship Agreement between the National Directors on Codification Allied Committee 135 (AC / 135) and National Codification Bureau of the Romanian Ministry of Defense, for affiliation to the NATO Codification System;
  • HG no. 445 / 10.04.2003, approving the Norms regarding the organization and execution of the codification of items of supply;
  • Orders of the Minister of National Defense and internal procedures issued by the NCB Director.

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