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 Standard?
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 evaluated.
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.