“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…

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About Us

The Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards (ABBS) is the agency authorized by law (The Standards Act) to  establish and maintain the national quality infrastructure (NQI – standards, testing, metrology – measurement services, certification and accreditation) in Antigua and Barbuda.

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Guideline for commenting on a standard

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 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,

Please note: For details on requesting the development of a new standard please click the ‘Details’ button below.


Newly Declared Standard

Effective October 29, 2019

  • ISO ABNS 13687-1:2017 Tourism and related services — Yacht harbours — Part 1: Minimum requirements for basic service level harbours (ISO 13687-1:2017 IDT)
  • ISO ABNS 13687-2:2017 Tourism and related services — Yacht harbours — Part 2: Minimum requirements for intermediate service level harbours (ISO 13687-2:2017 IDT)
  • ISO ABNS 13687-3:2017 Tourism and related services — Yacht harbours — Part 3: Minimum requirements for high service level harbours (ISO 13687-3:2017 IDT)
  • ISO ABNS 20410: 2017 Tourism and related services – Bareboat Charter – Minimum service and equipment requirements (ISO 20410: 2017 IDT)
  • ABCP 1 Part 1: 2019 Code of Practice for Beauty, spa and wellness entities: Part 1- General Requirements
  • ABCP 1 Part 2: 2019 Code of Practice for Beauty, spa and wellness entities: Part 2- Requirements for spas

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World Food Safety Day 2020

Online Platforms

Check out the e-learning page  to browse recommended sites to gain some more knowledge on topics pertaining to the work of the Bureau.

The FAO GM Foods Platform is a simple online platform to share information on safety assessment of foods derived from recombinant-DNA plants authorized in accordance with the Codex Guideline for the conduct of food safety assessment of foods derived from recombinant-DNA plants (CAC/GL 45-2003, annex III adopted in 2008).

View the featured additions for your online reading leisure:

For more online reading visit the Online Read Highlights page.  In the Literature menu are brochures and various publications also available for personal download.

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