CARICOM Energy Programme

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.”

… better standards for SUGAR

The CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) has submitted New Work Item Proposals (NWIPs) for evaluation, for the development of draft CARICOM Standards for:

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.
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.
A standard for Guest Houses …is everybody’s business
Tourism is everybody’s business and this includes your contributions to the development of a regional standard for Guest Houses.
Performance standard for energy efficient lights ….Yes or No???
Antigua and Barbuda is making positive steps towards ensuring consumers get what they expect when they buy energy efficient lights (LED lamps).


  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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[New Download]
International Draft Standard Advisory
Tourism and Related Services
Guidelines on developing environmental specifications for accommodation establishments [Download pdf]

Wellness Spa and Service Requirements [Download pdf]

Download Eastern Caribbean Energy Labeling Project:
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