South Korea is to set up an industry body which will be given the specific taskof establishing an infrastructure for e-commerce in the textile sector, the Commerce, Industry and Energy Ministry said today.

The organisation, to be named the Korea Association of Textile and Fashion e-commerce (KATFE), will be formally instituted on December 27 and will be joined by 15 online and three offline textile firms.

KATFE is considering running projects on B2B standard software developments and distribution and solution developments on textiles.

The government has been helping nine industrial sectors including textiles, electronics, cars and ships, set up e-marketplaces since last year.