Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS)

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Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS)

Published: April 21, 2021

Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS)

The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS), operating under the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, is a semi-autonomous governmental organisation 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 Tourism, Industry and Commerce.

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.

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  • Stakeholder Role:
    • Overseeing the calibration of all meters on the FPSO
    • Monitor and certify the measurement of all sales of petroleum from the FPSO