This report by the U.S. Nat. Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) describes the national standardization & conformity assessment system in the Republic of Korea (South 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 & conformity assessment system is provided in this report, most contents in this report pertain to activities carried out by the Korean Agency for Technology & Standards (KATS) of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Energy. KATS serves as the Korean national standardization body. Illus.Choe, Gum Ho is the author of 'Standardization And Conformity Assessment in the Republic of Korea ', published 2003 under ISBN 9780756743642 and ISBN 0756743648.