The Information Services Department is responsible for disseminating information on standards and standards-related activities. The Department is also responsible for the provision of other communication and marketing services related to the promotion of SLBS’s work. The Information Services Department provides a number of services to its clients in order for them to have easier access to information on standards and related activities.

Procurement of Publications:

Assistance to clients (individuals/corporations) in the procurement of local, regional, national and international standards and other technical publications.

WTO/TBT Enquiry Point: 

Supplies WTO and foreign countries with information on compulsory local standards, conformity assessments and technical regulations. Informs local industry and trade of similar developments in other countries. Futher information on the development of this service will be available online in the near future.

Technical Services:

Assistance to individuals and organizations with their research needs in standardization.

Processing  of external customer feedback

Further, SLBS  has full membership with the following:

  1. International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  2. The CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ)
  3. Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT)
  4. Inter-American Metrology System (SIM)

SLBS has also forged partnerships and alliances with other regional and international

standards bodies such as the:

  1. International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
  2. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  3. British Standards Institute (BSI).