The Grenada Bureau of Standards
(GDBS), established under the Standards Act of 1989, is the national agency responsible for the development and
promotion of standards for the improvement of goods and services produced or used in
What is a
A standard is a precise and authoritative statement of the
criteria necessary to ensure that a material, product or procedure is fit for the purpose for which it is intended.
Standards therefore ensure safety of the consumer, as well as protection against deception caused by misleading
marketing of a product or service. Standards also provide a yardstick against which products or services could be
Grenada currently has 139 national standards of which 24 are
mandatory by law. Standards are developed on a consensus basis, through the work of local technical committees.
These committees comprise of persons from various interest such as producers, consumers, technologists and other
professionals from both private and public sectors.
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