The Guyana National Bureau of Standards

Ensuring Standards and Quality in Guyana.

Agency Overview

The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS), operating under the Ministry of Business is a semi-autonomous governmental organization responsible for standards and quality in Guyana.
GNBS was established in March 1985, under Act No. 11 of the year 1984. It has the legal status of a statutory corporation governed by a National Standards Council (NSC), which is appointed by the Minister of Business.
The GNBS is a self-revenue generating agency and is also funded by the Government of Guyana. It is the only National Standards Body in Guyana. It is also an ISO 9001:2015 certified agency.  
The GNBS is headed by an Executive Director and a Deputy Director who work in alignment in the operations of the agency. The Executive Director has responsibility of overseeing the corporate departments while the Deputy Director oversees the technical departments.

Corporate Departments

• Finance
• Human Resources and Administration
• Information Communication and Technology
• Marketing and Communications

Technical Departments

• Business Support Services
• Calibration and Testing Services
• Certification Services
• Legal Metrology Services
• Product Compliance Services
• Standardization Services


To develop and implement the National Quality Infrastructure in partnership with key stakeholders towards sustainable socio-economic development and consumer protection.


To be the premiere National institution for standards and quality in Guyana.

Our Core Services

• Calibration and Testing
• Certification (Product, Laboratories & Auditing)
• Goods Inspection
• Standards Development
• Training and Consultancy
• Verification

Our Role

• Supports trade and enhances business competitiveness through standards.
• Facilitates business growth and development- standards are implemented to help industry enhance its efficiency and the quality of products offered for sale.
• Support the establishment of a National Quality Infrastructure-key services, such as verification, calibration, testing and certification are offered to the National Framework to ensure quality products and services
• Protects consumers- standards are enforced to protect Consumers from poor quality products and services.