Bureau of Standards Jamaica
The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) conducts inspections and investigations at establishments in the marketplace and at the ports of entry; and conducts related regulatory laboratory testing under its Standards Compliance / Import Monitoring Programme. Products found to be in breach of compulsory standards / technical regulations are subject to the following enforcement actions:
i. Withdrawal of products from sale;
ii. Rehabilitation of consignment or re-export or destruction of consignments.
The BSJ also inspects and tests measuring equipment (e.g. scales, storage tanks, dispensers at petrol stations, weigh bridges) for accuracy. Further, the Bureau offers commercial testing services to local industry and the Caribbean region, in areas such as engineering, textiles, paints, microbiology, chemicals, food, metallurgy, paper, and packaging.