Promoting Confidence, Safety and Quality

St. Kitts & Nevis Bureau of Standards

& Multipurpose Laboratories 

EAA Pre-Shipment Verification

The St. Kitts-Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS) has appointed EAA Company Limited (EAA) as an accredited inspection company for a Pre-shipment Verification of Conformity (PVoC) program for the roadworthiness of used vehicles imported to St. Kitts-Nevis from the 1st of January 2024.

Know Who We Are

About the Bureau

The St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS) was officially established on the 8th day of March 1999 under the National Bureau of Standards Act No. 7 of 1999 now the Bureau of Standards and Quality Act No. 19 of 2021.

It is an Act to provide for the preparation, promotion, and implementation of standards and standard-related activities about commodities, goods, services, processes, and practices by the establishment and operation of a Bureau of Standards; to define the powers and functions of the Bureau of Standards; to provide for transitional provisions, and incidental matters.

Our Quality Policy

We strive to provide quality services in metrology, microbiology, air quality, chemistry, and standards.

Contact JUMVEA First Before Purchasing a Vehicle

Individuals interested in such transactions are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Japan Used Motor Vehicle Exporters Association (JUMVEA) as their first point of contact.

Up to Standard

At the St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards and Multipurpose Laboratories, we ensure the well-being of all citizens and residents.

We guarantee this by providing air quality tests, microbial and chemical analyses on food and beverages, and developing standards to improve the quality of products and services.

Join us as we delve into the inner workings of the bureau and the industries that benefit from our services.

Latest News

Stay up-to-date with what's going on at the bureau.

Contract Award Notice

Purchase of Equipment and Related Services – Strengthening the National Quality Infrastructure: Training and Equipment for Conformity Assessment Project. View here:

Regulations Now in Effect

The St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS) wishes to inform the general public of several regulations that are now in effect. The regulations cover various areas including legal metrology, packaged water, and the…



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