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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…

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30th January 2020

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) advice for the public

” WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are…

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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