Importers, manufacturers urged to register
January 17, 2004
The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) is urging importers and local manufacturers to register for this year and to meet the standards put in place for imported and locally manufactured products.
The GNBS monitors the following goods under its standards compliance programme: new and used tyres, cigarettes, safety matches, electric appliances, textiles, garments and footwear among other products.
Imported products should bear a national or international certification mark from the country of origin or a certificate of quality or other acceptable evidence should be submitted to the bureau to verify the quality of the commodity imported. In the absence of a mark or certificate, another certificate showing that the product complies with such specifications in the country of origin should be provided. These products should all be measured in metric units.
Dealers in used tyres are reminded that they must obtain permits to sell used tyres for 2004. Tyre dealers should ensure that tyres offered for sale are stored in accordance with the Code of Practice and comply with the requirements of the "Specification for Pneumatic Passenger Car Tyres."
The registration fee for importers and manufacturers of local goods is $25,000 while the permit fee for used tyre dealers is $15,000. Copies of the relevant standards are obtainable from the Technical Standards Information Unit at the Bureau's Sophia Exhibition Complex address.