The Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) is a corporate body established on 8 July 1974 under the authority of the Standards Act 38 of 1972. This Act was repealed and replaced by Standards Act, No. 18 of 1997. The primary role of the TTBS is to develop, promote and enforce standards, in order to improve the quality and performance of goods produced or used in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; ensure industrial efficiency and development; promote public and industrial welfare, health and safety; and protect the environment.

The major objectives of TTBS are to provide: certification, laboratory services; laboratory accreditation; standards information; standards compliance and standards development. In addition, TTBS engages in instituting a national quality system and providing advisory and educational programmes in connection with standards.
Participation in the technical work
TC Participation | 80 |
PDC Participation | 3 |

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Standards make an enormous and positive contribution to most aspects of our lives.
Standards ensure desirable characteristics of products and services such as quality, environmental friendliness, safety, reliability, efficiency and interchangeability - and at an economical cost.
When products and services meet our expectations, we tend to take this for granted and be unaware of the role of standards. However, when standards are absent, we soon notice. We soon care when products turn out to be of poor quality, do not fit, are incompatible with equipment that we already have, are unreliable or dangerous.
When products, systems, machinery and devices work well and safely, it is often because they meet standards. And the organization responsible for many thousands of the standards which benefit the world is ISO.
When standards are absent, we soon notice.

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