Draft Regulations for Comments

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

The St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS) wishes to inform the general public that it is in the process of regulating three areas namely Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods, Labelling of Goods- General Requirements and Packaged Water. Persons can view these draft regulations by visiting www.sknbs.org. They can be found by clicking “Draft Regulations”…

MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE OFFICIALS REPRESENT FEDERATION AT JOINT CARIFORUM – EU MINISTERIAL MEETING IN BARBADOS

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 13, 2022 (SKNBS): Minister of International Trade et al., the Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas along with Permanent Secretary Jasemin Weekes traversed to Barbados for the October 11 to 12, 2022 Joint CARIFORUM – EU Ministerial Meeting. In his remarks at the meeting, Minister Douglas stated that the subject of de-risking…

THE DEVELOPMENT OF CARICOM’S REGIONAL QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE CONTINUES

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 11, 2022 (SKNBS): Director of the St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS) and Chairman of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) Council, Stuart LaPlace, has stated that the development of CARICOM’s Regional Quality Infrastructure has not been hampered by global challenges and that projections for its…

THREE STANDARDS ADOPTED SOON TO BECOME TECHNICAL REGULATIONS

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 11, 2022 (SKNBS): Three standards, which have been adopted by the St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS), are in the process of becoming technical regulations, which means they will no longer be voluntary, but mandatory to follow. The three standards include Specification for Packaged Water, Labelling of Pre-Packaged Food…

Saint Kitts and Nevis Agro-Processors to benefit from New and Improved Quality Standards

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

September 30, 2022, Bridgetown, Barbados – The agri-food industry in Saint Kitts and Nevis will benefit from an enhanced national quality infrastructure, thanks to a new project financed by the European Union and the Caribbean Development Bank. The initiative provides the Saint Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS) with new metrology equipment and training,…

Development of a Vehicle Inspection Standard

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

As the development of a national vehicle inspection standard continues, the St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS) is inviting all past participants and newly interested persons to a meeting to be held on June 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Ministry of International Trade Conference Room, Nagico Building, Bladen Commercial Development.   Interested persons may include,…

World Accreditation Day 2022

By Carissa Franks-Benjamin

The global accreditation organizations IAF and ILAC once again cometogether on 9 June to celebrate World Accreditation Day. The 2022 themeis Accreditation: Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environmentand aims to draw attention to how accreditation and conformityassessment provide global solutions for global issues. Follow the link for a Joint Statement by Emanuele Riva, IAF…