Has been an active member of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS) since 1979. In 2005, the 11th Asian Chemical Congress (ACC) was held in Seoul.
Joined the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) as a national adhering organization in 1963. In 2015, the 48th General Assembly and the 45th World Chemistry Congress of the IUPAC (IUPAC 2015) was held in Busan.
Singed the Journal Publishing Agreement - Chemistry an Asian Journal - with Asian Chemistry Editorial Society (ACES) in 2005.