Standardisation is the methodical process of creating, implementing, and sharing guidelines, rules, and specifications called standards. These standards are designed to address actual or potential issues and promote consistency and uniformity within different contexts, industries, or practices.

Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable, of good quality and also level the playing field for developing countries and facilitate free and fair global trade.

‘A document established by consensus and approved by a recognized body that provides for common and repeated use: rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context’.

Benefit of Standards

For Business:
Reduce expenditure, provide access to new markets, diminish the impact on the environment, increase market share and support innovation and efficient operations.
For Consumer:
Better information to a make better choices; lower costs; safer, healthier, more environmentally sound, quality products and services; and greater consistency in the delivery of services
For the Government:
Resource for developing and supporting public policy, foster international trade, up-to-date technical information.
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Standards Development Process

Market-driven standards once proposed, enter our Standards Development process for formulation, adaptation and/or adoption.

The Stages:

Proposal Stage

Identifying the need to set a standard

Preparatory Stage

Defining the scope of the standard. Determine if international standards or regional standards already exist that can be adopted, adapted or if a standard has to be developed

Committee Stage

Consulting with other interested parties with a view to achieving a consensus on the adoption, adaption or development of a standard (committee Stage)

Enquiry Stage

The working draft is circulated to all stakeholders and the public, who then have 2 months/ 8 weeks to review and provide comments which are then taken into consideration.

Approval and Publication Stages

Publishing the agreed standards for the relevant product or service

How we are working to ensure quality?

Quality Assurance Marks (coming soon) 
In addition to the implementation and adoption of standards, BBSQ is working to introduce quality assurance marks. These are symbols used to indicate that both products and services meet specific quality standards. These marks instill confidence in consumers, assuring them of the reliability, safety, and excellence of the offerings. Whether applied to tangible goods or intangible services, quality assurance marks play a crucial role in upholding industry standards, building trust with customers, and promoting overall customer satisfaction. BBSQ will be introducing these marks in the near future to further safeguard the consumer during the buying process. 


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