Executive Director
Mrs. Dianne Lalla-Rodrigues, Director


Greetings! The staff of the Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards (ABBS) are on a quest to facilitate the development of the standards infrastructure of our twin-island nation, and welcome your participation and inputs into this process.

Our website has been designed to make pertinent information about the standards landscape in Antigua and Barbuda more accessible, while providing useful opportunities for you to give feedback about our current work program, events and activities that we host from time to time. We further look forward to your interactive participation in the standards development process by making use of the message board facility provided with the standards posted for your comments.

It is our pleasure to extend this service to you and we look forward to your keen interaction as we work with you for a safer and more progressive Antigua and Barbuda. Enjoy!

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May 18

15th May 2018

Celebrating World Metrology Day 2018

The signing of the Metre Convention on the 20th May 1865, brought into effect a standardized system of units of...

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Visit the collection for your online reading leisure on the Online Read Highlights page.

Check out the latest addition for online reading as listed below:

Also in the Document Library menu are brochures and various publications also available for personal download.




Apr 17

5th April 2017

Region’s 10th EDF Technical Barrier to Trade Programme Closes

All eyes will be focused on Antigua and Barbuda next week, when the 30th Council of the CARICOM Regional Organisation...

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Standards For Comments:

The following draft standards are available to the public for comments:

  • DNS CRS 23: 2017 Coconut Oil ― Specifications
  • DNS CRS 38 Biscuit Specification

Please note the comments period for the above standards will be from April 09 – June 16, 2018.

To comment on the draft standards, visit the 'Standards for Comments' page to download and fill out the comments form. Please ensure that all instructions provided in the aforementioned page and on the comments form are followed.

For information on the process of how standards are developed  at the Bureau visit the 'Standards Development' page of the Bureau's website, http://abbs.gov.ag/.

    • Please note: For details on requesting the development of a new standard please click the 'Details' button see the Proposal for New Standards pageDetails

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