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Standards Development Work Programme

The BSJ Standards Development Work Programme is published in order to meet the requirements specified in Appendix 3 of the Code of Good Practice for the Preparation, Adoption and Application of Standards as per the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement (TBT). BSJ’s Work Programme was first published in April 1996 and is published twice each year, in April and October.

The Work Programme contains a list and status of draft standards which are presently being developed/adopted/revised; classification of the drafts according to the International Classification for Standards (ICS); international standards considered in the development of the draft standards; and a list of standards published since the last publication of the work programme.

A complete list of all standards published by the BSJ is contained in the Catalogue of Jamaican Standards which is published every two years.

BSJ Catalogue of Standards

The BSJ Catalogue of Standards features almost 500 standards including over 150 mandatory standards and technical requirements. The standards are available for purchase in both hard and soft copy format.

Overcoming TBTs Newsletter

The ACP-EU TBT Programme - Overcoming Technical Barriers to Trade - issues quarterly newsletters. Read the newsletter below.

Important Websites/Webpages

WTO Technical Barriers to Trade ITC's Standards Map ACP-EU TBT Programme


Overcoming Technical Barriers to Trade Newsletter - Jan. 2016


TBT Annual Review 2015


Contact Us

Bureau of Standards Jamaica
6 Winchester Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica
Tel: (876) 618-1534, (876) 632-4275