Phone: +1 758-453-0049
Bisee, Saint Lucia LC04301

Functions of the Bureau

In order to promote the general welfare of the nation, the aims and objectives of the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards are to:
• co-ordinate standardization and related activities at all levels (e.g. company, national, regional and international);
• prepare and promulgate national standards;
• promote and encourage the maintenance of standards for the improvement of goods and services, processes and practices either produced or used in Saint Lucia. This may be effected through a national certification mark programme;
• promote quality control in industry;
• verify quality through inspection, testing and certification;
• ensure industrial efficiency and development;
• regulate all weights and measures activities to facilitate fair trading activities;
• utilize standards to promote trade and safeguard the nation against “dumping” of goods of inferior quality;
• promote Metrology as a necessary accompaniment to standardization;
• inform policy makers on all standardization and other relevant technical matters which require policy formulation.

The above thus highlights the activities of the Bureau in the major areas of:
• Standards Development
• Compliance
• Metrology
• Certification