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.”

Last Chance for Comments on Regional Ketchup Standard

The CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) has submitted a second revision of the draft standard - Specification for Ketchup, for which Antigua and Barbuda is required to submit comments, in this final comments phase.

Antigua and Barbuda to participate in review of a Regional Paint Standard
The Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards will be hosting a consultation for the review of the draft CARICOM paint standard on Thursday January 08, 2015 from 9:30am – 11:30am, at the office of the Bureau on Old Parham Road.
Declaration of National Standard
he 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
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:


  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