Functions of the Bureau

In order to promote the general welfare of the nation, the aims and objectives of the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards are to:

• co-ordinate standardization and related activities at all levels (e.g. company, national, regional and international);
• prepare and promulgate national standards;
• promote and encourage the maintenance of standards for the improvement of goods and services, processes and practices either produced or used in Saint Lucia. This may be effected through a national certification mark programme;
• promote quality control in industry;
• verify quality through inspection, testing and certification;
• ensure industrial efficiency and development;
• regulate all weights and measures activities to facilitate fair trading activities;
• utilize standards to promote trade and safeguard the nation against “dumping” of goods of inferior quality;
• promote Metrology as a necessary accompaniment to standardization;
• inform policy makers on all standardization and other relevant technical matters which require policy formulation.
The above thus highlights the activities of the Bureau in the major areas of:
• Standards Development
• Compliance
• Metrology
• Certification
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