Guyana National Bureau of Standards

The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) was established in March of the year 1984 under Act No. 11 of Parliament in the same year.

The Bureau has the legal status of a statutory corporation or a semi-autonomous agency. It is governed by a National Standards Council, whose members are appointed by the subject Minister. i.e. Ministry of Business. Members of National Standards Council are drawn from organizations such as the Chambers of Commerce, the University of Guyana, the Guyana Manufacturers’ Association, Regulatory bodies etc.

The Council meets monthly in order to carry out the work of the organisation which is executed through the various Technical Committees appointed by the National Standards Council. The Chairpersons of the respective technical committees are members of the council.

GNBS Vision Statement

To improve the quality of goods and services in Guyana through the process of standardisation.

GNBS Mission Statement

To promote standardisation for economic development and consumer protection through standards development and consumer protection in partnership with key sectors through Standards, Metrology and Conformity Assessment.


For detailed information, please refer to the GNBS website: