TTBS Hosts Workshop on Hazardous Waste Management

In April, 2018, the Cabinet of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and. Tobago (GoRTT) approved the National Quality Policy of Trinidad and Tobago (NQP-TT) for the period 2018-2030. Amongst other priorities, the NQP-TT Implementation Plan included a programme to get public laboratories accredited in support of the national...

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WTO: Members’ Development Status (Part III): Implications for CARICOM Members

When the World Trade Organization (WTO) resumes work shortly, the Members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), like others, will need to be prepared to address the issues on WTO reform which include proposals on special and differential treatment (S&DT) and differentiation/graduation. In addition, preparations will commence for the 12th WTO...

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Congratulations to the TTBS Metrology and Laboratory Teams!

TTBS is proud to announce its successful transition of its Laboratory Quality Management System from ISO/IEC 17025:2005 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMPETENCE OF TESTING AND CALIBRATION LABORATORIES system to the revised ISO/IEC 17025:2017 system.   Making the transition  was no easy task and required updating the management system to conform to...

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Workshop on Hazardous Waste Management

The Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) is hosting a workshop on Hazardous Waste Management on the 17th – 19th September, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our office located at 1-2 Century Drive, Trincity Industrial Estate, Macoya. Hazardous waste, is waste that is dangerous or capable...

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TTBS Collaborates With ISO To Build Technical Capacity

2019-08-15 “In today’s global economy, millions of products and services are traded across borders and there are valid concerns surrounding their functionality, reliability, and safety and impact on consumer health and the environment. In order to demonstrate compliance with a country’s regulations, products and services must be tested, inspected and...

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TTBS to Enforce Revised Compulsory Standard for Liquid Chlorine Bleach

“Where products and services pose a substantive risk to the consumer or public, Standards can be declared Compulsory, as is the case with the Standard for Liquid Chlorine Bleach being discussed today”.    Its use in eliminating dangerous micro-organisms and its hazardous nature demonstrates direct links to welfare, health and...

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Proposed Standards for Withdrawal

PROPOSED STANDARDS FOR WITHDRAWAL In accordance with the Standards Act, No. 18 of 1997, the following Trinidad and Tobago standards are being issued for withdrawal. These standards are VOLUNTARY and are being withdrawn because they are obsolete. Copies of these standards are available from the Bureau’s Information Centre for consultation...

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For Public Comment: Draft Compulsory National Standards for Safety of Toys

We invite you to share your views on the proposed draft compulsory National Standard for Safety of Toys which is being issued for Public Comment. Closing date for comments: Tuesday 24th September 2019. PCTTCS 3:20XX, Safety of toys – Migration of certain elements – Compulsory requirements Scope: This standard establishes...

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For Public Comment: Draft Voluntary National Standards for Cloud Computing

We invite you to share your views on the proposed Draft Voluntary National Standards for Cloud Computing which are being issued for Public Comment. Closing date for comments: Friday 23rd August 2019. PCTTS/ISO/IEC 17788:20XX, Information Technology – Cloud Computing – Overview and Vocabulary Scope: This Recommendation | International Standard provides...

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