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STANDARDS LINK VOL 1- ISSUE 17

STANDARDS LINK VOL 1- ISSUE 17 - World Standards Day 2017

STANDARDS LINK VOL 1- ISSUE 17 - Medical Laboratories working towards Accreditation

STANDARDS LINK VOL 1- ISSUE 17 - Implementation of revised Tobacco Products Standard - SLNS 27: 2016

PRESS RELEASE - UPDATE ON STATUS OF FOREST SPRINGS PACKAGED WATER

PRESS RELEASE - May 20th is World Metrology Day

PRESS RELEASE - URGENT - PRODUCT RECALL

Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification

Press Release - Saint Lucia Standard Mark for two Outstanding Products

Press Release - STATEMENT ON CONCERNS RELATING TO UNWHOLESOMENESS OF CORNED BEEF IMPORTED FROM BRAZIL

Press Release - SLBS joins the International Community in marking World Water Day

Press Release - SLBS to recognize Six Spas on Award of Certification

STANDARDS LINK - Volume 1 Issue 16

STANDARDS Link - Volume 1 Issue 16 - Faces of Metrology

STANDARDS Link - Volume 1 Issue 16 - Metrology

STANDARDS Link - Volume 1 Issue 16 - Interview With The Head of Metrology

STANDARDS Link - Volume 1 Issue 16 -The OIML Awards SLBS for Work in Legal Metrology

World Standards Day Activities

STANDARDS Link Vol 3 Issue 15

STANDARDS Link Vol 3 Issue 15 - SLBS Celebrates 25 Years of Operations

STANDARDS Link Vol 3 Issue 15 - SLBS Observed World Metrology Day

STANDARDS Link Vol 3 Issue 15 - Draft Standards Available for Public Comment

STANDARDS Link Vol 3 Issue 15 - Collaboration to Improve Quality in Farming

STANDARDS Link Vol 3 Issue 15 - National Dialogue on Agriculture

Press Releases - SLBS CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

SLBS Withdraws Products from the Market - February 2015

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - New Certification Standards Officer

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - Making Informed Purchasing Decisions

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - The SLBS & CROSQ Convene Meeting of Information Personnel in Standardization

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - The SLBS Launches Verification Service for the Health Sector.

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - A Group of Health & Beauty Establishments Lead the Charge in Quality

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - The SLBS Encourages Local Companies to Own the Future

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - The SLBS Awards Quality Mark to Food Products

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - The SLBS Hosts Regional Workshop

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Compliance

Safety and protection of the consumer is a major focus of the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards. The Compulsory Standards Compliance Programme (CSCP) was designed to ensure that all imported and locally produced goods for which there is a compulsory standard meets the requirements of the relevant standard in order to be retailed on the local market.

The Compliance programme is critical to consumers, manufacturers, retailers, importers and distributors as it helps to prevent the entry of sub-standard products into the market and ensures fair competition.

The Compliance Department of the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is responsible for the Compulsory Standards Compliance Programme. The Compulsory Standards Compliance Programme is in keeping with the SLBS strategic objective to align its standardization programs with national economic and social needs.

Components of the Compulsory Standard Compliance Programme 

Import Monitoring

  • Tyre Inspection
  • Warehouse Inspection 
  • Packaged Water 
  • Electrical Safety Appliance Testing
  • General Label Assessment

Market Surveillance

  • Packaged Water Surveillance
  • General retail surveillance

Plant Inspection

  • Packaged Water Plant Inspection

Voluntary Label Assessment

Benefits of the CSCP Programme

    * Prevents the entry of cheap, sub standard products into Saint Lucia;
    * Promotes industrial efficiency;
    * Fair competition;
    * Consumer Protection;
    * Helps to Manage Risk;
    * Better quality Products;
    * Safer products;
    * Properly labelled products.

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