Korean Standards Association

KSA, formerly known as Korean Standards Association,[1] is a public organization under South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE). KSA was established in 1962 pursuant to Article 32 of the Industrial Standardization Act. KSA offers international certification services that create customer values based on reliability, fairness, and expertise, and has worked on about 3,000 cases in total. In addition, KSA runs auditors ethics education regularly to strengthen the fairness of the international certification like ISO, JIS(Japanese Industrial Standards) etc.

FormationMarch 13, 1962 (1962-03-13)
TypeProfessional association
PurposeTo carry out industrial standardization, to disseminate and accelerate quality management, to promote science and technology, and to improve productivity, thereby contributing to national economy of Korea
HeadquartersGangnam, Seoul
Region served
ServicesStandardization, Certification, Quality Promotions, Training, Membership
4800 (approximately) (2013)
SubsidiariesKSA Media

See also


  • Official site.
  • Korea Accreditation Board

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