BSJ / Jamaica

Contact person

Ms. Nadine Williams Ricketts
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Consumer representation on policy and governance committees:

Committee Representative(s)
Standards and Technical Committee, Bureau of Standards Jamaica Ms. Joyce Campbell, National Consumers League
National Mirror Committee of COPOLCO Dr. Lisa Lawrence, National Consumers League
  Mrs. Dolsie Allen, Excutive Director Consumer Affairs Commission
  Ms. Joyce Campbell, Committee Member and
Jamaica Standards Network (JSN) Mr. Steve Malcolm, National Consumers Leagus
  Mrs. Racquel Chambers, Consumer Affaris Commission

 

Consumer representation on international and regional technical committees of priority interest for consumers:

Social responsibility
ISO Working Group on Social Responsibility Ms Tanesha Williams, Bureau of Standards Jamaica

 

National technical committees or mirror committees for ISO or IEC TCs:

Committee Representative(s)
National Mirror Committee of ISO/TC 34, Food Products Mr. Richard Rowe, Consumer Affairs Commission
National Mirror Committee ISO/TC 223, Societal Security Ms. Tanisha Williams, Bureau of Standards Jamaica
National Mirror Committee ISO/TC 228, Tourism and Related Services Mr. Pash Fuller, Consumer Affairs Commission
National Mirror Committee ISO 26000, Social Responsibility Mrs. Racquel Chambers, Consumer Affairs Commission
National Mirror Committee ISO/TC224, Service activities relating to drinking wat Mr. Steve Malcolm, National Consumers League
Building and Associated Materials Technical Committee Mr. Steve Malcolm, National Consumers League
Cement Technical Committee Ms. Janice Wright, Consumer Affairs Commission
  Mr. Steve Malcolm, National Consumers League
Electrical Practices and Products Technical Committee Ms. Joyce Campbell, National Consumers League
Industrial Chemical and Allied Products Technical Committee Mr. John Hanson,National Consumers League
  Mrs. Raquel Chambers, Consumer Affairs Commission
Spa Standards Development Technical Committee Mr. Pash Fuller, Consumer Affairs Commission
Transportable Gas Containers Technical Committee Mrs. Racquel Chambers, Consumer Affairs Commission
Agricultural Produce Technical Committee Mrs. Racquel Chambers, Consumer Affairs Commission
Building and Associated Materials Technical Committee Ms. Janice Wright, Consumer Affairs Commission
Dairy Cattle Feed Technical Committee Mrs. Racquel Chambers, Consumer Affairs Commission
Detergent and Soap (Phosphates) Technical Committee Mrs. Racquel Chambers, Consumer Affairs Commission
  Mr. Steve Malcolm, National Consumers League

 

Consumer representation for other types of consultation:

Labeling Technical Committee - CARICOM Standard for Labeling of Cigarette, CARICOM Standard for the Labeling of Aerosol, CARICOM Standards for the Labeling of Prepackaged Goods CARICOM Standard for the Labeling of Insecticide, CARICOM Standard for the Labeling of Prepackaged foods - under review.
Circulation of draft standards to stakeholders for comments
Stakeholders Forums
Consumer Complaints
Participate on private and public sector sectoral committees
Workshops, Seminars, Expositions

 

Tools to support consumer participation in policy and technical work:

  • Financial support
  • Training
  • Education materials
  • Logistical support
  • Other : Pooling/sharing of resources for specific events

There are two consumer organizations here in Jamaica. One is a non-governmental organization called the National Consumers League and the other is a governmental body called the Consumer Affairs Commission. Both organizations pool resources with the Bureau of Standards Jamaica to host specific events (workshops, seminars, training courses, promotions, expositions, press releases etc.) relating to consumers.