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Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards and Underwriters Laboratories sign a Collaboration Agreement on Standards

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global standards developer, and the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) are pleased to announce the signing of a Collaboration & License Agreement between their organizations.  The Agreement, signed on October 6, 2020, that due to the health contingency of the COVID-19 pandemic, the signature was made virtually by both Parties …

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Invitation for Retailers to participate in the Quality for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean (QSEC) Project- Energy Efficiency Labelling

Like most Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Saint Lucia faces special disadvantages associated with its small size, heavy dependence on imports, for example fossil fuels, electrical appliances including lighting equipment, high costs for energy, infrastructure, transportation and communication, growing populations and proneness to natural disasters. Adding to these challenges is the fact that 100% of …

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Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards Provides Public Access to Compulsory Standards The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) has taken steps to ensure compliance to minimum requirements for safety of products consumed in Saint Lucia is maintained. The SLBS has noticed an increase in the number of applications for label assessments for the introduction of …

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SLBS Approval of Alternative Packaging Material

SLBS APPROVAL OF ALTERNATIVE PACKAGING MATERIAL The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards in its role regulating and authenticating alternative packaging material as part of the Phase-Out of Styrofoam and other Single-Use Plastic Food Service Containers in Saint Lucia provides pre-approval services for qualifying packaging materials. Applicants are required to provide the following information to permit …

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Contraban Cigarettes

Contraban Cigarettes Warning The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) has pulled from the market for sale packages of a particular brand of cigarettes ZON, King Size, Full Flavor 20 class filter cigarettes which was found on sale during routine market surveillance. The non-conforming cigarettes do not conform to SLNS 27: 2016 Specification for Labelling …

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World Metrology Day 2019 celebrates changes to the International System of Units SI

Press Release The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is preparing to mark the observance of World Metrology Day (WMD) on Monday May 20, 2019. World Metrology Day, commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. This treaty provides the basis for a coherent measurement system worldwide that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, …

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SLBS gets Support from CSN for Capacity Building

Press Release May 7th 2019 The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards under the Commonwealth Standards Network (CSN) Project will host two weeks of courses in a train the trainer programme on the requirements and implementation of two international standards ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and ISO15189: 2012 …

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Notice of Process Update

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards informs of a change to its Customs Document Process. Effective April 1st 2019, SLBS will require ONE hardcopy SAD and invoice for consignments that contain regulated commodities. Pneumatic Tyres Packaged Water ( bottled water) Coconut Oil Household Electrical Appliances Tobacco Products Electrical Adaptors 13 A Plugs Transformers Power Strips …

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