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The main services of the Bureau are:

  • The promulgation of national standards which facilitate trade and safeguard against goods which are hazardous to health and safety 

  •  Providing national and international standards information 

  •  Provide assistance in the development of national and regional stanards 

  •  Providing international trade information as the World Trade Organization /Technical Barriers to Trade (WTO/TBT) Enquiry point 

  •  Operating as Contact Point for the Codex Alimentarius Commission - the FAO/WHO body responsible for the establishment of international food standards 

  •  Monitoring at ports of entry and the marketplace to ensure compliance with standards and regulations 

  •  Testing and analyzing of raw materials, components and finished goods 

  •  Certification of products, processes and systems 

  •  Calibration of equipment 

  •  Offering Industrial training as a mechanism to promote the application of standards through seminars and in-plant courses 

  •  Research and development 

  • Technical advice/Consultancy

The laboratories and departments that carry out these services are:
Chemistry, Microbiology, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering, Non-Metallic, The Inspectorate, Packaging, Civil Engineering, Metrology, Electrical/Electronics, Furniture, Standards and Certification, the Training & Development Centre and the Technical Information Centre.

Through analyses of feedback from our customers there is constant review for the continuous improvement of the services being offered.

Contact Us

Bureau of Standards Jamaica
6 Winchester Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica
Tel: (876) 618-1534, (876) 632-4275