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https://gottbs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-logo_pin-32x32.png TTBS https://gottbs.com 32 32 Draft CARICOM Regional Standard For Toilet Tissue – Specification https://gottbs.com/2022/01/21/draft-caricom-regional-standard-for-toilet-tissue-specification/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:14:02 +0000 https://gottbs.com/?p=15306 The CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) has issued the final draft CARICOM Regional Standard, Toilet tissue – Specification  for Voting.

This standard sets the minimum requirements toilet tissue that are manufactured or traded within the Caribbean Community. It specifies performance and labelling requirements for toilet tissue.

Members of the public are invited to review and provide feedback: acceptance or non-acceptance on the draft regional standard. Please note that a justification is required for non-acceptance of the standard.

Please also note that comments will not be reviewed by CROSQ at this stage of the regional standards development process.

Feel free to review FDCRS 51:202X, Toilet tissue – Specification and the Standard Comment Form using the hyperlink.

DEADLINE FOR FEEDBACK: Friday 18th February 2022

For further information, please contact Ms Beverly Monroe at beverly.monroe@ttbs.org.tt  or 662-2287 ext 2043.

Expression of Interest (EOI) – Accreditation Knowledge Management System (AKMS) https://gottbs.com/2022/01/04/expression-of-interest-eoi-accreditation-knowledge-management-system-akms/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 20:40:34 +0000 https://gottbs.com/?p=15271 We invite service providers to indicate their interest in the development of an “Accreditation Knowledge Management System (AKMS)”. The details for the services are provided in the Terms of Reference, which can be accessed below.

For further information, please email procurement.officer@ttbs.org.tt

Draft CARICOM Regional Standard For Comment – Non-Medical Face Masks – Specification https://gottbs.com/2021/12/17/draft-caricom-regional-standard-for-comment-non-medical-face-masks-specification/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 18:58:51 +0000 https://gottbs.com/?p=15244 The CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) has issued the draft CARICOM Regional Standard, Non-medical face masks – Specification  for comments.

This standard establishes minimum requirements for performance, labelling, construction and testing of non-medical face masks. Members of the public are invited to review and provide feedback on the draft standard.

Please note that a justification must be provided for each technical comment submitted and the column labelled “Proposed change by the Member Body (MB)” must be completed.

Feel free to review the documents using the following links:

DEADLINE FOR FEEDBACK: Friday 21st January 2022

For further information and to submit comments on the draft standard, please contact Ms Beverly Monroe at beverly.monroe@ttbs.org.tt  or (868) 662-8827 ext 2043.

Closure of Office: 24th and 31st December 2021 https://gottbs.com/2021/12/16/closure-of-office-24th-and-31st-december-2021/ Thu, 16 Dec 2021 13:34:55 +0000 https://gottbs.com/?p=15235 The public is hereby notified that the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards will be closed for business on the following days:

Friday 24th December, 2021
Friday 31st December, 2021

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Non-Contact Medical Thermometer Calibration Service https://gottbs.com/2021/12/13/non-contact-medical-thermometer-calibration-service/ Mon, 13 Dec 2021 23:47:37 +0000 https://gottbs.com/?p=15229 Need to get your Non-Contact Medical Thermometer calibrated? Contact our Metrology Division at ttbs.calibrationservices@ttbs.org.tt

Implementation of METROLOGY (Quantities of Goods) Regulations to begin in January https://gottbs.com/2021/12/10/implementation-of-metrology-quantities-of-goods-regulations-to-begin-in-january/ Fri, 10 Dec 2021 18:42:03 +0000 https://gottbs.com/?p=15211

Date: December 10th, 2021: Consumers and the business community can look forward to the monitoring and testing of pre-packaged goods to verify their quantities, as the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) will begin implementation of the Metrology (Quantities of Goods) Regulations in January, 2022.

The implementation date was announced during a virtual stakeholder meeting which was held on Wednesday 8th December. In attendance were; manufacturers, importers, wholesalers/distributors, retailers and consumers of pre-packaged products. The meeting was hosted by TTBS’ Metrology Division – Legal Metrology Inspectorate (LMI) who is responsible for monitoring and verifying prescribed measuring devices used in trade, as well as ensuring measurements from such devices provide accurate results.

In the context of commercial transactions, legal metrology ensures that during the sale of any commodity, the actual delivery to the customer is not less than the quantity purchased. Devices which are currently subject to LMI verifications and market surveillance include fuel dispensers, weighing devices used by industry, shipping & export, supermarkets and markets.

Market surveillance involves the monitoring and testing of pre-packaged goods. The primary requirement is that the packages intended for retail sale should be marked with the correct statement of net quantity and be in a form so as to be readily seen by the purchaser. Net content inspection of prepackages to be carried out by the LMI is intended to protect consumers who cannot verify the net quantity of contents.

Therefore, Legal Metrology ensures fair trade practices and maintains a competitive marketplace. It also encourages manufacturers, distributors and retailers to follow good manufacturing and distribution practices. Additionally, TTBS’ metrology programme is critical for the development of Trinidad and Tobago, prompting greater confidence in measurements and increasing trust between businesses and their customers.

During the meeting, Ms. Karlene Roach, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Ag.), Ministry of Trade and Industry, noted the work being done by TTBS under the Metrology Act; “A country’s metrology system is a key part of its National Quality iInfrastructure (NQI). A well-functioning quality infrastructure is required for the effective operation of domestic markets, and its international recognition is important to enable access to foreign markets.  It is a critical element in promoting and sustaining economic development, as well as environmental and social wellbeing. The metrology services provided by TTBS complements and supports the activities that are undertaken by the key players in the NQI.”

Ms. Roach added, “A well-functioning society has confidence in all measurements, with transparency for consumers, businesses and regulators. The Government’s role is to give society the means to establish confidence in measurement results so that traders and consumers can make informed decisions.”



For further information, please contact:

Ms. Natalie Dennie

Marketing Officer

Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards

Email: natalie.dennie@ttbs.org.tt

For Public Comment: Draft Voluntary National Standards related to Governance of Organizations https://gottbs.com/2021/12/10/for-public-comment-draft-voluntary-national-standards-related-to-governance-of-organizations/ Fri, 10 Dec 2021 14:08:40 +0000 https://gottbs.com/?p=15200 The Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards has issued the following draft Voluntary National Standards for Public Comment:

Members of the public are invited to review and provide feedback on the draft documents:

Click here to view draft standards (read-only access)
Click here to comment

You may also use the comment form in MS Word (see link below) to submit comments via email to kenlee.hadai@ttbs.org.tt
Click here for MS Word Comment Form

DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: 20th February 2022

Virtual Stakeholder Meeting – Monitoring and Testing of Pre-packaged Goods to ensure accurate quantities of products https://gottbs.com/2021/11/23/virtual-stakeholder-meeting-monitoring-and-testing-of-pre-packaged-goods-to-ensure-accurate-quantities-of-products/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 15:58:54 +0000 https://gottbs.com/?p=15171 You are invited to attend a virtual stakeholder meeting on the Metrology (Quantities of Goods) Regulations monitoring and testing of pre-packaged goods to ensure accurate quantities of products.

Date: Wednesday 8th December, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Platform: ZOOM Online

Register at:  https://tinyurl.com/meetlmi2021

Target Audience:

  • Manufacturers
  • Importers
  • Distributors
  • Retailers
  • Consumers of pre-packaged products
  • Wholesalers

For further information, please contact our Legal Metrology Inspectorate at Tel.: (868) 662-8827 Ext. 2348 or (868) 750-0686 or Email: LMI@ttbs.org.tt

Public Sale of Obsolete Items https://gottbs.com/2021/11/17/public-sale-of-obsolete-items/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 11:57:13 +0000 https://gottbs.com/?p=15156 TTBS invites bids from the general public for the sale of obsolete items.

Click here to view some photos of the obsolete items

For more information and to make an appointment to view/purchase items, please contact our Procurement Officer at telephone (868) 662-8827 ext. 2004 or email procurement.officer@ttbs.org.tt

TTBS Celebrates World Quality Day 2021 https://gottbs.com/2021/11/11/ttbs-celebrates-world-quality-day-2021/ Thu, 11 Nov 2021 14:33:57 +0000 https://gottbs.com/?p=15135

Date: November 10th, 2021: The Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) joins the international community in celebrating World Quality Day on Thursday 11th November, 2021. World Quality Day is a global initiative which acknowledges the work of quality institutions and quality professionals.

The theme of this year’s celebration is, “Sustainability: improving our products, people and planet“.  TTBS remains committed in its support to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) in its efforts to strengthen Trinidad and Tobago’s National Quality Infrastructure, through the implementation of the National Quality Policy (NQP). The NQP is a critical component of the country’s sustainability efforts and supporting the achievement of Vision 2030 and the UNs Sustainable Development Goals, as it promotes the more effective use of local resources be they human, financial or natural.

This year’s theme could not be more appropriate as we seek to address global challenges of a pandemic, supply chain disruptions, climate change, natural resource shortages and the need to transition to a new way of operating, to provide quality goods and services to our population.   Trinidad and Tobago has to put measures in place, if we are to emerge, stronger and with positive growth of our society and economy.

As such, TTBS, in collaboration with MTI, recently launched the “Building a Quality Culture in Trinidad and Tobago Project” through the funding of the Caribbean Development Bank under the CSME Standby Facility. This project supports a series of activities contributing to the enhancement of the quality competitiveness of goods and services produced in Trinidad and Tobago.  This project focuses in three sectors (i) Food and Beverage Manufacturing, (ii) Business, Professional and ICT Services and (iii) Agriculture and Agro-processing.  During implementation, a public awareness and sensitization programme, a quality intelligence programme and a continuous learning and improvement programme will be developed and implemented.

The ultimate goal of the project is to increase awareness, develop understanding and improve attitudes and behaviours related to standards and quality around goods and services produced and traded for local consumption as well as for international trade.  This project is expected to facilitate a more quality conscious population and a more quality intelligent business sector, which would in turn support a more sustainable, internationally competitive and diversified economy.

Protection of the consumer, health and safety and the environment, is crucial in achieving sustainable growth and development of our economy. On this occasion of World Quality Day, TTBS calls on all citizens to join with us in acknowledging the important contribution that quality makes towards both organisational and national growth, and prosperity, as we chart a path towards achieving a quality conscious society.


For further information, please contact:
Ms. Natalie Dennie
Marketing Officer
Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards
Email: natalie.dennie@ttbs.org.tt