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The delivery times included below are for services that are time sensitive and which are of the greatest economic significance to our customers, particularly exporters.


Processed Food

  • To test and issue approval certificates for Low Acid Canned Foods 18 calendar days 
  •  To test and issue approval certificates for other prescribed foods 12 calendar days 
  •  To issue export certificates 2 working days (1) 
  •  To issue hygiene, free sale certificates and exemption letters 2 working days (2) 

Weights and Measures

  • Weights check and certification of cheese for export 5 working days (3)

Reinforcing Steel Bars

  • To issue entry certificate 24 hours after arrival of shipment at port of entry (4)


  • Products requiring export certificates must be already tested and a valid approval certificate provided
  • Certificates required in English Language only
  • Notice of requests for weight checks and certification should be made 3 days in advance
  • Satisfactory third party certificates and mill certificates covering shipment of steel bars must be submitted to the Bureau before processing the request.

Contact Us

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