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Second U.S.-Korea Standards Forum Hosted in Washington DC

8/29/2022

Aiming to promote insight sharing on standards development, technology trends, and market demands, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) co-hosted the 2022 U.S.-Korea Standards Forum on August 8 and 9, 2022, exploring collaboration opportunities in standardization between the two countries. The event included an in-person Standards Dialogue between ANSI and KATS staff leaders, as well as an open hybrid Standards Forum for ANSI members and other audiences around the world. Additionally, several virtual technical sessions delving deeper into the key technologies discussed are planned later this year for technical experts from the U.S. and Korea.

During the Standards Forum, KATS administrator Sanghoon Lee and ANSI president and CEO Joe Bhatia reiterated the importance of cooperation in standardization strategies and activities between the two organizations and countries. The Forum featured high-level speakers from ANSI, American Petroleum Institute (API), UL Standards & Engagement, International Code Council (ICC), Philips, and ANRA Technologies, in addition to Korean counterparts from KATS, Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), and Seoul National University of Science and Technology. Their presentations focused on the standardization and development strategies on quantum technology, clean energy, carbon neutrality strategy, green building, semiconductors, unmanned aircraft interoperability, and artificial intelligence in healthcare. This event attracted more than 50 in-person representatives from U.S. and Korean companies and government and regulatory agencies, with more watching the live stream online.

A replay of the Standards Forum in English is available on YouTube.

For more information on participating in the following virtual technical sessions, please contact Laiyin Yuan, ANSI program manager at [email protected].

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