Welcome to Grenada Bureau of Standards
The Grenada Bureau of Standards was established by the Standards Act No. 6 of 1989 to "prepare and promote
standards for all goods, services, practices and processes in Grenada."
"Improving the quality competitiveness of Grenadian Industries thus enhancing the quality of
Life of Grenadians through standardization."
"To be a centre of excellence for providing services in Standardization, Certification, Quality Assurance,
Metrology and Compliance to Standards with a view to enhancing the country's competitiveness."
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GDBS LABORATORY GRANTED ISO/IEC
The Analytical Chemistry Laboratory of the Grenada Bureau
of Standards has received accreditation to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025 – General Requirements for the
Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.
laboratory is the first laboratory in Grenada to receive ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.
also the first laboratory within a National Standards Body in the OECS to attain such an
The international trade environment largely influences the
need for accreditation of Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) as governments increase technical barriers to trade
in an effort to regulate their markets. Accreditation provides assurance to trading partners that an exporting
country is competent to test, inspect or certify to the trading partners’ requirements, thus overcoming trade
barriers by assuring compliance to the WTO/TBT Agreement.
Accreditation of laboratories ensures that test results can
be reproduced to a sufficient degree in any accredited laboratory. It is an independent method of monitoring
laboratory competence and performance and it assures the validity of results to users. An accredited laboratory can
establish Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) with counterpart bodies. These agreements ensure equivalency of
systems in different countries. There is automatic acceptance of test results from accredited laboratories, which
are parties to a given MRA. Costs are reduced because there is no need for duplicate testing by both exporters and
importers and this serves to eliminate technical trade barriers and facilitate
Using accredited laboratories also facilitates economic
growth. Results from accredited laboratories are more readily accepted by the international community. The Grenada
Bureau of Standards can now be considered as a premier conformity assessment institution and this achievement
represents a significant step in the development of Grenada’s Quality infrastructure which is geared at supporting
all key sectors and the public.
This achievement was made possible through technical assistance that
was provided through the Grant Agreement between the Government of Grenada and the CARICOM Development Fund
(CDF) and technical support received from the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality
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