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.  



World Metrology Day 2017

World Metrology Day, May 20th, is an annual event during which countries the world over celebrate the impact of measurement on our daily lives. This date was chosen in recognition of the signing of the Metre Convention on May 20th,1875, which marked the beginning of formal international collaborations in metrology – in layman’s terms the science of measurement. This treaty provides the basis for a coherent measurement system worldwide that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, as well as the improvement of the quality of life and the protection of the global environment.



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Verification of Fuel Dispensers and Calibration of Volumetric Test Measures Workshop
On January 9–13, 2017, the Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards hosted a Verification of Fuel Dispensers and Calibration of Volumetric Test Measures Workshop..
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Dealing with the Quality Issue on Toilet Tissue
In 2013, toilet tissue made it into the news with concerns about its bacterial load. Subsequently, the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) directed that the existing Toilet Tissue standard be revised to address relevant health, safety and quality issues, so that a minimum acceptable quality product is offered for sale in CARICOM Member States.
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What will you SAVE on keeping cool…?
Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality CROSQ has sent out a proposal for developing a standard for Energy Efficiency Labelling of refrigerating equipment.

 

  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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Proposals for New Standards
World Standards Day Poster and Video Competition
Standard for comment
IEC Standards for comment

[New Standards for Comments]
Standard for Jams, Jellies and Marmalades
DNS 14: 201X Standard for Jams, Jellies and Marmalades [Download pdf]

Comments Form: DNS 14: 201X Standard for Jams, Jellies and Marmalades [Download pdf]

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