The Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) is a corporate body established on 8 July 1974 under the authority of the Standards Act 38 of 1972. This Act was repealed and replaced by Standards Act, No. 18 of 1997. The primary role of the TTBS is to develop, promote and enforce standards, in order to improve the quality and performance of goods produced or used in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; ensure industrial efficiency and development; promote public and industrial welfare, health and safety; and protect the environment.
The major objectives of TTBS are to provide: certification, laboratory services; laboratory accreditation; standards information; standards compliance and standards development. In addition, TTBS engages in instituting a national quality system and providing advisory and educational programmes in connection with standards.