The Grenada Bureau of Standards was established by the Standards Act No. 6 of 1989 to "prepare and promote standards for all goods, services, practices and processes in Grenada."
Structure of Organsation
The Bureau is a body corporate within the Ministry of Finance, Trade & Industry. It is governed by a fifteen (15) member Standards Council, who are the Board of Directors of the organization. The day-to-day activities are conducted by a Secretariat headed by a Director and twenty (20) staff members.
The Bureau is divided into five (5) divisions:
- Administration & Finance
- Materials Testing
Roles of the Bureau
The following are the main roles of the bureau:
- To encourage standardization in commerce and trade;
- To encourage manufacturers to produce quality products without limiting the consumer’s choice or restricting freedom in design or manufacture;
- To safeguard the country against the dumping’ of inferior quality goods;
- To prepare national standards;
- To provide for the testing and calibration of precision instruments;
To offer technological advice and consultancy services to both government and industry in relation to standards.
The following Acts and their attendant regulations give force to the work of the Bureau:
- Standards Act No. 6 of 1989
- Metrology Act and Regulations, 1997
- Exportation of Fresh Produce Act, 1998
"Improving the quality competitiveness of Grenadian Industries thus enhancing the quality of Life of Grenadians through standardization."
"To be a centre of excellence for providing services in Standardization, Certification, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Compliance to Standards with a view to enhancing the country's competitiveness."
Grenada Bureau of Standards
P.O. Box 2036
Tel: 1 (473) 440-5886
Fax: 1 (473) 440-5554