Bureau of Standards Jamaica (JS)

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (JBS) was created by law under the Standards Act of 1968 to promote higher standards in commodities, processes and practices. The JBS also administers the Processed Food Act of 1959 and the Weights and Measures Act of 1976. A 14-member Standards Council appointed by Government is responsible for policy decisions, and an Executive Director for the general administration of the organization.

Standards development activities, facilitated by the JBS, are carried out by some 18 technical committees covering a wide range of fields in industry. In 1984, the JBS established a National Certification Mark programme, awarding the JBS mark to goods of consistently reliable quality and which conform to Jamaican Standards.

Current focus: Standards development (national, regional and International Standards); conformity assessment under the Standards Act, Weights and Measures Act and Processed Food Act in the areas of inspection, testing, certification, laboratory accreditation, monitoring, registration; metrication; metrology (scientific, engineering, legal); consultancy, advisory, training and testing services; consumer protection through the standards compliance/import monitoring programme; provide technical information to manufacturers, exporters, traders, etc.

The JBS also serves as the WTO/TBT National Enquiry Point and FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission Contact Point.

 

Worldwide Countries A-Z and Standards Organisations

  • Afghanistan - ANSA
    Afghanistan National Standardization Authority (ANSA)
     
  • Albania - S SH
    General Directorate of Standardization (DPS)
     
  • Algeria - IDT
    Institut algérien de normalisation (IANOR)
     
  • Angola - IANORQ
    Instituto Angolano de Normalização e Qualidade (IANORQ)
     
  • Antigua And Barbuda - ABBS
    Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards (ABBS)
     
  • Argentina - IRAM
    Instituto Argentino de Normalización y Certificación (IRAM)
     
  • Armenia - AST GOST
    National Institute of Standards (SARM)
     
  • Australia - AS
    Standards Australia (SA)
     
  • Austria - Onorm
    Österreichisches Normungsinstitut (ON)
     
  • Azerbaijan - AZSTAND
    State Agency on Standardization, Metrology and Patents of Azerbaijan Republic (AZSTAND)
     
  • Bahrain - BSMD
    Bahrain Standards & Metrology Directorate (BSMD)
     
  • Bangladesh - BSTI
    Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI)
     
  • Barbados - BNSI
    Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI)
     
  • Belarus - GOST R
    Committee for Standardization of Belarus (BELST)
     
  • Belgium - NBN
    Bureau De Normalisation (NBN)
     
  • Benin - CEBENOR
    Centre Béninois de Normalisation et de Gestion de la Qualité (CEBENOR)
     
  • Bhutan - SQCA
    Standards and Quality Control Authority (SQCA)
     
  • Bolivia - IBNORCA
    Instituto Boliviano de Normalización y Calidad (IBNORCA)
     
  • Bosnia And Herzegovina - BAS
    Institute for Standardization of Bosnia & Herzegovina (BAS)
     
  • Botswana - BOS
    Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS)
     
  • Brazil - ABNT/NBR
    Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT)
     
  • Brunei Darussalam - CPRU
    Construction Planning and Research Unit (CPRU)
     
  • Bulgaria - BIS
    Bulgarian Institute for Standardization (BDS)
     
  • Burkina Faso - FASONORM
    Direction de la Normalisation et de la Promotion de la Qualité (FASONORM)
     
  • Burundi - BBN
    Bureau burundais de Normalisation et de Contrôle de la Qualité (BBN)
     
  • Cambodia - ISC
    Department of Industrial Standards of Cambodia (ISC)
     
  • Cameroon - CDNQ
    Division de la Normalisation et de la Qualité (CDNQ)
     
  • Canada - CSA
    Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
     
  • Chile - NCH
    Instituto Nacional de Normalización (INN)
     
  • China - SAC
    Standardization Administration of China (SAC)
     
  • Colombia - NTC
    Instituto Colombiano de Normas Técnicas y Certificación (ICONTEC)
     
  • Congo, The Democratic Republic Of - OCC
    Office congolais de contrôle (OCC)
     
  • Costa Rica - INTE
    Instituto de Normas Técnicas de Costa Rica (INTECO)
     
  • Côte-d'Ivoire - CODINORM
    Côte d'Ivoire Normalisation (CODINORM)
     
  • Croatia - HRN
    Croatian Standards Institute (HZN)
     
  • Cuba - NC
    Oficina Nacional de Normalización (NC)
     
  • Cyprus - CYS
    Cyprus Organization for Standardization (CYS)
     
  • Czech Republic - CSN
    Czech Standards Institute (CNI)
     
  • Denmark - DS
    Dansk Standard (DS)
     
  • Dominica - DBOS
    Dominica Bureau of Standards (DBOS)
     
  • Dominican Republic - DIGENOR
    Dirección General de Normas y Sistemas de Calidad (DIGENOR)
     
  • Ecuador - INEN
    Instituto Ecuatoriano de Normalización (INEN)
     
  • Egypt - ES
    Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality (EOS)
     
  • El Salvador - CONACYT
    Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT)
     
  • Eritrea - ESI
    Eritrean Standards Institution (ESI)
     
  • Estonia - EVS
    Eesti Standardikeskus (EVS)
     
  • Ethiopia - Ess
    Quality and Standards Authority of Ethiopia (QSAE)
     
  • Fiji - FJS
    Fiji Trade Standards and Quality Control Office (FTSQCO)
     
  • Finland - SFS
    Finnish Standards Association SFS (SFS)
     
  • France - NF
    Association française de normalisation (AFNOR)
     
  • Gabon - CNTT
    Centre de Normalisation et de Transfert de Technologies (CNTT)
     
  • Georgia - GEOSTM
    Georgian National Agency for Standards, Technical Regulations and Metrology (GEOSTM)
     
  • Germany - DIN
    DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN)
     
  • Ghana - GSB
    Ghana Standards Board (GSB)
     
  • Greece - ELOT
    Hellenic Organization for Standardization (ELOT)
     
  • Guatemala - COGUANOR
    Comisión Guatemalteca de Normas (COGUANOR)
     
  • Guyana - GNBS
    Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS)
     
  • Honduras - COHCIT
    Consejo Hondureño de Ciencia y Tecnología (COHCIT)
     
  • Hong Kong, China - ITCHKSAR
    Innovation and Technology Commission (ITCHKSAR)
     
  • Hungary - MSZ
    Magyar Szabványügyi Testület (MSZT)
     
  • Iceland - IST
    Icelandic Standards (IST)
     
  • India - BIS
    Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
     
  • Indonesia - SNI
    Badan Standardisasi Nasional (BSN)
     
  • Iran, Islamic Republic Of - ISIRI
    Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI)
     
  • Iraq - COSQC
    Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC)
     
  • Ireland - IS
    National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI)
     
  • Israel - SII
    Standards Institution of Israel (SII)
     
  • Italy - UNI
    Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione (UNI)
     
  • Jamaica - JS
    Bureau of Standards Jamaica (JBS)
     
  • Japan - JIS
    Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC)
     
  • Jordan - JS
    Jordan Institution for Standards and Metrology (JISM)
     
  • Kazakhstan - KAZMEMST
    Committee for Technical Regulation and Metrology (KAZMEMST)
     
  • Kenya - KS
    Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)
     
  • Korea, Democratic People's Republic - KS
    Committee for Standardization of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (CSK)
     
  • Korea, Republic Of - KATS
    Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS)
     
  • Kuwait - PAI
    Public Authority for Industry (KOWSMD)
     
  • Kyrgyzstan - KYRGYZST
    National Institute for Standards and Metrology of the Kyrgyz Republic (KYRGYZST)
     
  • Lao People's Democratic Rep - DISM
    Department of Intellectual Property, Standardization and Metrology (DISM)
     
  • Latvia - LVS
    Latvian Standard (LVS)
     
  • Lebanon - LIBNOR
    Lebanese Standards Institution (LIBNOR)
     
  • Lesotho - LSQAS
    Standards and Quality Assurance Department (LSQAS)
     
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya - LNCSM
    Libyan National Centre for Standardization and Metrology (LNCSM)
     
  • Lithuania - LST
    Lithuanian Standards Board (LST)
     
  • Luxembourg - DIN
    Service de l'Energie de l'Etat (SEE)
     
  • Macau, China - CPTTM
    Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center (CPTTM)
     
  • Macedonia - ISRM
    Standardization Institute of the Republic of Macedonia (ISRM)
     
  • Madagascar - BNM
    Bureau de Normes de Madagascar (BNM)
     
  • Malawi - MBS
    Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS)
     
  • Malaysia - MS
    Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM)
     
  • Malta - MSA
    Malta Standards Authority (MSA)
     
  • Mauritius - MSB
    Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB)
     
  • Mexico - DGN
    Dirección General de Normas (DGN)
     
  • Moldova, Republic Of - MOLDST
    Department of Standardization and Metrology (MOLDST)
     
  • Mongolia - MNS
    Mongolian Agency for Standardization and Metrology (MASM)
     
  • Montenegro - ISME
    Institute for Standardization of Montenegro (ISME)
     
  • Morocco - NM
    Service de Normalisation Industrielle Marocaine (SNIMA)
     
  • Mozambique - INNOQ
    Instituto Nacional de Normalização e Qualidade (INNOQ)
     
  • Myanmar - MSTRD
    Myanma Scientific and Technological Research Department (MSTRD)
     
  • Namibia - NSIQO
    Namibia Standards Information and Quality Office (NSIQO)
     
  • Nepal - NBSM
    Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM)
     
  • Netherlands - NEN
    Nederlands Normalisatie-instituut (NEN)
     
  • New Zealand - NZS
    Standards New Zealand (SNZ)
     
  • Nicaragua - DTNM
    Dirección de Tecnología, Normalización y Metrología (DTNM)
     
  • Nigeria - SON
    Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)
     
  • Norway - NS
    Standards Norway (SN)
     
  • Oman - DGSM
    Directorate General for Specifications and Measurements (DGSM)
     
  • Pakistan - PS
    Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA)
     
  • Palestine - PSI
    Palestine Standards Institution (PSI)
     
  • Panama - COPANIT
    Comisión Panameña de Normas Industriales y Técnicas (COPANIT)
     
  • Papua New Guinea - NISIT
    National Institute of Standards and Industrial Technology (NISIT)
     
  • Paraguay - INTN
    Instituto Nacional de Tecnología, Normalización y Metrología (INTN)
     
  • Peru - INDECOPI
    Instituto Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia y de la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual (INDECOPI)
     
  • Philippines - PNG
    Bureau of Product Standards (BPS)
     
  • Poland - PN
    Polish Committee for Standardization (PKN)
     
  • Portugal - IPQ
    Instituto Português da Qualidade (IPQ)
     
  • Qatar - QS
    Qatar General Organization for Standards and Metrology (QS)
     
  • Romania - SR
    Asociatia de Standardizare din România (ASRO)
     
  • Russian Federation - GOST R
    Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (GOST R)
     
  • Rwanda - RBS
    Rwanda Bureau of Standards (RBS)
     
  • Saint Lucia - SLBS
    Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS)
     
  • Saint Vincent & The Grenadines - SVGBS
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines Bureau of Standards (SVGBS)
     
  • Saudi Arabia - SASO
    Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO)
     
  • Senegal - ASN
    Association Sénégalaise de Normalisation (ASN)
     
  • Serbia - SRPS
    Institute for Standardization of Serbia (ISS)
     
  • Seychelles - SBS
    Seychelles Bureau of Standards (SBS)
     
  • Singapore - SS
    Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING SG)
     
  • Slovakia - STN
    Slovak Standards Institute (SUTN)
     
  • Slovenia - SIST
    Slovenian Institute for Standardization (SIST)
     
  • South Africa - SANS
    South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)
     
  • Spain - UNE
    Asociación Española de Normalización y Certificación (AENOR)
     
  • Sri Lanka - SLS
    Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI)
     
  • Sudan - SSMO
    Sudanese Standards and Metrology Organization (SSMO)
     
  • Suriname - SSB
    Suriname Standards Bureau (SSB)
     
  • Swaziland - SQAS
    Standardization and Quality Assurance Section (SQAS)
     
  • Sweden - SS
    Swedish Standards Institute (SIS)
     
  • Switzerland - SN
    Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV)
     
  • Syrian Arab Tepublic - SASMO
    Syrian Arab Organization for Standardization and Metrology (SASMO)
     
  • Tajikistan - TJKSTN
    Agency of Standardization, Metrology, Certification and Trade Inspection (TJKSTN)
     
  • Tanzania, United Republic Of - TBS
    Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS)
     
  • Thailand - TIS
    Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI)
     
  • Togo - CSN
    Conseil Supérieur de Normalisation (CSN)
     
  • Trinidad And Tobago - TTS
    Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS)
     
  • Tunisia - NT
    Institut national de la normalisation et de la propriété industrielle (INNORPI)
     
  • Turkey - TS
    Türk Standardlari Enstitüsü (TSE)
     
  • Turkmenistan - MSSST
    The Major State Service "Turkmenstandartlary" (MSSST)
     
  • Uganda - UNBS
    Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
     
  • Ukraine - DSSU
    State Committee of Ukraine on Technical Regulation and Consumer Policy (DSSU)
     
  • United Arab Emirates - GCC
    Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA)
     
  • United Kingdom - BS
    British Standards Institution (BSI)
     
  • Uruguay - UNIT
    Instituto Uruguayo de Normas Técnicas (UNIT)
     
  • Usa - ANSI
    American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
     
  • Uzbekistan - UZGOST
    Agency for Standardization, Metrology and Certification of Uzbekistan (UZSTANDARD)
     
  • Venezuela - FONDONORMA
    Fondo para la Normalización y Certificación de la Calidad (FONDONORMA)
     
  • Viet Nam - TCVN
    Directorate for Standards and Quality (TCVN)
     
  • Yemen - YSMO
    Yemen Standardization, Metrology and Quality Control Organization (YSMO)
     
  • Zambia - ZABS
    Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS)
     
  • Zimbabwe - SAZS
    Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ)