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ROK Standards System: Development of Korean Industrial Standards (KS)

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The process for development of new Korean Industrial Standards (KS) begins with a standard basic plan, or proposal from the stakeholders to KATS. The proposal is put forward for discussion among Korean government agencies and other stakeholders, and discussed at a public hearing conducted by the Korea Industrial Standards Commission (KISC – an internal committee of KATS). Once the proposal is approved by KISC, the relevant KATS working group and subcommittees prepare the draft KS. Finally, the draft standard is approved as a KS. The diagram below shows the procedure:

Development Korean Standards System

Each KS is reviewed every 5 years to determine if revision or withdrawal is needed. Periodically, KATS reviews standards more frequently in order to ensure harmonization with international standards or facilitate the development of new technologies.

check Search draft KS available for comment [Available in Korean language only]

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