Growth and jobs | Business and trade will benefit from the INQ | News

Jamaica is one of the leading countries in the Caribbean to establish a strong National Quality Infrastructure (NQI).

The NQI is a national framework by which goods and services produced and marketed in the country are declared fit for consumption or use in the market.

One of the entities that makes his work possible is the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), which plays a unique role in helping local businesses grow and trade.

YSB communications and customer service manager Maxine Fagan said “we have recognized the importance of providing support as we seek to improve businesses and execute on our mandate and role as an important player. in Jamaica’s National Quality Infrastructure”.

The INQ consists of four pillars, three of which are covered by the services offered by the office. These include standards development, conformity assessment and metrology. Accreditation, the fourth pillar, is offered by the Jamaica National Accreditation Agency.

YSB currently offers over 200 services, including laboratory services, non-laboratory services and industry support programs.

Fagan emphasized that “BSJ, as a facilitator, supports all sectors of the industry in our continued efforts to foster an appreciation of standards and, more importantly, the use of standards. We encourage businesses to engage with BSJ services and receive comprehensive benefits, whether from our testing services, training programs, or industry support programs.”

BSJ’s mandate is to promote the international competitiveness of Jamaican producers, facilitate business development and trade, and support consumer protection.

For more information, people can visit the website, www.bsj.org.jm.

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