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Grenada Bureau of Standards
P.O. Box 2036
Queen’s Park
St. George’s

Contact Information

Tel: 1 (473) 440-5886
Fax: 1 (473) 440-5554
Email: gdbs@spiceisle.com
Web: http://www.gdbs.gd/

The Grenada Bureau of Standards was established by the Standards Act No. 6 of 1989 to “prepare and promote standards for all goods, services, practices and processes in Grenada.”

Structure of Organsation

The Bureau is a body corporate within the Ministry of Finance, Trade & Industry. It is governed by a fifteen (15) member Standards Council, who are the Board of Directors of the organization. The day-to-day activities are conducted by a Secretariat headed by a Director and twenty (20) staff members.

The Bureau is divided into five (5) divisions:

  • Administration & Finance
  • Certification
  • Implementation
  • Standardization
  • Materials Testing

Roles of the Bureau

The following are the main roles of the bureau:

  • To encourage standardization in commerce and trade;
  • To encourage manufacturers to produce quality products without limiting the consumer’s choice or restricting freedom in design or manufacture;
  • To safeguard the country against the dumping’ of inferior quality goods;
  • To prepare national standards;
  • To provide for the testing and calibration of precision instruments;

To offer technological advice and consultancy services to both government and industry in relation to standards.


The following Acts and their attendant regulations give force to the work of the Bureau:

  • Standards Act No. 6 of 1989
  • Metrology Act and Regulations, 1997
  • Exportation of Fresh Produce Act, 1998


“Improving the quality competitiveness of Grenadian Industries thus enhancing the quality of Life of Grenadians through standardization.”


“To be a centre of excellence for providing services in Standardization, Certification, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Compliance to Standards with a view to enhancing the country’s competitiveness.”