CARICOM Energy Programme World Metrology Day

Greetings! The staff of the Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards (ABBS) are on a quest to facilitate the development of the standards infrastructure of our twin-island nation, and welcome your participation and inputs into this process.  

“To provide the best possible technical assistance for the economic and industrial development of Antigua and Barbuda, through the preparation and promulgation of standards, and in so doing become a proactive catalyst for consumer protection by ensuring that minimum standards exist for all goods, services and the environment.”

Declaration of National Standard

The Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards (ABBS) wishes to advise the General Public and all stakeholder agencies that effective Monday 15 December, 2014 Labelling of Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) shall be declared to be a Standard and an Antigua and Barbuda Standard according to section 17 (1) and (3) of the Standards Act (411) of the revised laws of Antigua and Barbuda, 1992 edition, and section 3 (1) of the Standards Regulations 1998.

ISO standards and the Protocol on Water and Health
Standards development plays an integral part in economic and trade related matters. Whether involving the acquisition of goods and services, standards are there to benefit and protect us all. But what exactly does the process of forming these standards entail? The following article extracted from the 'ISO Focus' magazine and written by Roger Frost gives us a little insight. Mr Frost continues as follows:
Measurements In Commerce
Whenever we trade we measure, and the international trading system relies on these measurements being "correct" wherever they are made. But how do we know that these measurements are "correct"? That is the job of metrologists - scientists who specialize in measurement techniques and who provide the international framework for accurate measurement that consumers, retailers, industry, legislators, regulators and the general public can rely upon.
Effective irrigation-Achieving sustainability and performance - Part 2
The key to solving this complex dilemma lies in a multi-faceted approach. Water problems must be handled within an overall framework of environmental, economic and social responsibility. It is important to adopt "smart" irrigation technologies that encourage the effective use of water, prevent losses and ensure irrigation uniformity.


  1. Code of Hygienic Practice for the Handling of Fish and Fishery Products
  2. Code of Practice for Natural Coconut Water
  3. Code of Practice for Inbound Tour Operators
  4. Specification for Short Term Vehicle Rental
  5. Specification for Packaged Water
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Customer and Retailer Guides

Customers Guide for Energy Efficient of Household Appliances[Download pdf]

Retail Guide for Energy Efficient Labels for Household Appliances [Download pdf]

  1. Standards Act
  2. Metrology Act
  3. Antigua and Barbuda Standards Regulations, 1998