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CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality

Headquartered in Barbados, CROSQ is the regional centre for promoting efficiency and competitive production in goods and services, through the process of standardization and the verification of quality. In this regard, CROSQ aims to support international competitiveness for the enhancement of social and economic development of the region.


Our Standards Bodies

Contact any one of our members in the CARICOM region to find out more about their products, services or how they may assist your organisation. Read more

Regional Quality Infrastructure

Learn about the harmonised quality infrastructure through the development of metrology, standards, testing, certification and accreditation. Read more

Latest opportunities

Keep up to date with the most recent vacancies, procurements and other opportunities that may arise throughout our community. Read more

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Access our document library for general information about terms of reference, agreements, newsletters, or other trade related materials. Read more

Recent projects

Read about our implementation progress and how we are improving the region with help from our members, partners, funding agencies, and affiliates. Read more

Recent news

Be kept informed of the work of CROSQ’s members, projects, training activities, new initiatives, so you'll know the latest decisions and project updates. Read more

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The Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI) is a joint undertaking between the Government of Barbados and the private sector, incorporated by private law and recognized by Government. It was established de jure in 1973 under the Companies Act, as a non-profit benevolent organization. BNSI was admitted to full membership in ISO in 1999, after having been a correspondent member for 26 years.

The primary functions of BNSI include: - the preparation, promotion and implementation of standards in all sectors of the economy; - the promotion of quality systems, quality control and simplification in industry and commerce; - the certification of products, commodities and processes.

Legislation giving legal force to the work of BNSI includes: - the Standards Act 2006; - the Weights and Measures Act (1977) and Regulations (1985).

BNSI holds membership in the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML), the Pan-American Standards Commission (COPANT), and the Interamerican Metrology System (SIM). It is also the National Contact Point for Codex Alimentarius matters, as well as the Standards Enquiry Point for Barbados. It is a member of the Caricom Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) and of the IEC Affiliate Country Programme.


Barbados National Standards Institution
Culloden Road
St. Michael

Tel: 1 (246) 426-3870
Fax: 1 (246) 436-1495

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