TTBS Launches New Tobago Sub-Office

          2024-03-06 – Today, Tobagonians witnessed a historic moment as the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) unveiled its new Tobago Sub-Office, located at the D Colosseum Building II, corner of Airport Bypass and Milford Road, Crown Point, Tobago. This strategic initiative, launched on Wednesday,...

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY: Achievements under the QI4CE Project

In October 2021, the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) signed onto a two-year project titled “Quality Infrastructure for Circular Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean (QI4CE)”. German development cooperation supported this project which was jointly implemented by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt and the Organization of American States. The...

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TTBS Unveils Compulsory Garments and Textiles Standard

            2024-02-29 – The safety and quality of garments and textile products in Trinidad and Tobago has been given a boost. On Thursday, February 29th, 2024, TTBS hosted a National Stakeholder Consultation on Garments & Textiles at its headquarters located at 1-2 Century Drive Macoya....

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TTCS 16:2023, READY-MIXED CONCRETE – COMPULSORY REQUIREMENTS

Scope This document applies to the production and supply of ready-mixed concrete for buildings, cast in situ. The standard applies to ready-mixed concrete (including self-consolidating concrete) delivered to the purchaser in an unhardened, fresh state. This document applies to the constituent materials, plant and equipment and production control systems used in the production of ready-mixed concrete. This standard applies to ready-mixed concrete orders where the minimum compressive cylinder strength is specified by the purchaser. It does not apply to ready-mixed concrete orders where the purchaser specifies the mixture proportions, also referred to as prescribed mixes. Status: Current | Published: 2023

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TTCS 24:2023, ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES – COMPULSORY REQUIREMENTS

Scope This National Standard specifies safety requirements for all electrical appliances for use in Trinidad and Tobago. It also specifies labelling information to be placed on the appliances as well as information to be placed on the packaging for such appliances. This standard applies to appliances intended for use at either of the following nominal supply voltages:

  1. 115 volts, with a relative tolerance of ± 6 %; or
  2. 230 volts, with a relative tolerance of ± 6 %.
NOTE  These nominal supply voltages have been declared by the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) in their publication entitled “Wiring for Light and Power”. The Electricity Supply Rules made under Section 15 of the Electricity (Inspection) Act Chapter 54:72 provides for variations of six percent above or below the declared voltages. This standard does not apply to appliances designed exclusively for industrial purposes or appliances intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, e.g. the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (caused by dust, vapour or gas). This standard does not apply to electrical lighting products or electrical accessories or components. Status: Current | Published: 2023 | Replaces: TTS 76: Part 13:2016

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Stakeholder Consultation – Garments & Textile Products

All Importers, Prospective Importers, Manufacturers/Designers, Distributors & Other Stakeholders of Garments and Textile Products. Click here to register TTCS 10: 2021 is free and can be obtained by using the link below: https://gottbs.com/product/ttcs-102021-garments-and-textiles-compulsory-requirements/

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The Circular Economy

The Circular Economy We live in a world where the linear economy, referred to as the take-make-dispose model, prevails. It exists where resources are used to satisfy consumer product demands leading to unnecessary wastage.  In the linear economy many companies manufacture products, which originate from massive amounts of non-recyclable, non-biodegradable,...

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