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Standardization and Conformity Assessment in the Republic of Korea



G H. Choe


This report describes the national standardization and conformity assessment system in the Republic of Korea. To the extent possible, efforts have been made to provide a comparison of U.S. entities with Korean entities.Though a general overview of the Korean standards and conformity assessment system is provided in this report, most contents in this report pertain to activities carried out by the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy. KATS serves as the Korean national standardization body.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6960
Report Number


agency for technology and standards, conformity assessment, Korea, Korean industrial standards, standardization


Choe, G. (2003), Standardization and Conformity Assessment in the Republic of Korea, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed July 25, 2024)


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Created February 1, 2003, Updated October 16, 2008