by Dr. Dong-Geun Choi, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 2012

This report is intended to serve as a primer for outlining Korea’s current national standards system by addressing the three main pillars of national standards infrastructure – standardization, conformity assessment, and metrology. It includes descriptions of major laws and institutions responsible for each pillar or specific sub-functions central to the contemporary national standards system of Korea, as well as some of Korea’s policy agenda. The last section of this report contains the URLs of websites either frequently referenced in this report or useful for further information.

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