SAARC Expert Group of Accreditation (SEGA)

SAARC Expert Group of Accreditation (SEGA) attending workshop on Accredition from 1st to 4th September 2014, Lahore, Pakistan

37th ISO General Assembly, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Over 400 delegates met today for the 37th ISO General Assembly. Held in Rio, Brazil, the event brings together representatives of more than 120 ISO member countries to discuss International Standards and their impact on business, society, and the global economy.


Tender Award Notification

The Bhutan Standards Bureau, Thimphu would like to inform that the Supply of Tyers & Tubes for the financial year 2015-2016 has been award to M/s Namgyal Auto Spares & Tyers, Thimphu.

Tyers & Tubes

Therefore, all the unsuccessful bidders are requested to  collect their EMD/ bid security from the procurement section, BSB, Thimphu during Office hours.

Product Certification Scheme (PCS)

Product certification is the process of certifying  and a that a certain product has passed performance tests,quality assurance tests, and meets qualification criteria stipulated in standards, contracts, regulations  and  specifications.

The overall objective of certifying products are as under:

  • to address the needs of consumers, users and, more generally, all interested parties by giving confidence regarding fulfilment of specified requirements.
  • to allow suppliers to demonstrate to the market that their product has been attested to fulfil specified requirements by an impartial third party body.
  • provide confidence for those with an interest in fulfilment of requirements, and sufficient value so that suppliers can effectively market products.

As mandated by the Bhutan Standards Act 2010, The Bhutan Standards Bureau (BSB) is implementing Product Certification Scheme (PCS) as per the requirements of the International Standard, ISO/IEC 17065:2012 which specifies the requirements for bodies certifying products, process and services. BSB is a legal identity by virtue of the Bhutan Standards Act 2010 with full financial support from the Royal Government of Bhutan.

The scheme is regulated by the Bhutan Standards Bureau (Certification) Regulation 2012. BSB PCS covers products manufactured in the country within the Framework of the Bhutan Standards Act 2010 and ISO/IEC 17065:2012.The applicants are required to fill the application in the prescribed format which can be downloaded from our website. The scheme consists of determination of conformity of products to Bhutan standards through product sampling, initial testing and assessment of the factory quality management system. The product quality will be continuously monitored through surveillance of the factory’s quality management system, testing of samples from the factory and open market. The certification services are provided to all applicants without any discrimination

As Bhutanese  industry and commerce becomes more involved in international trade, BSB has recognized the need to ensure equivalence in recognition of other certification schemes abroad as well as recognition of BSB certification scheme by other trading partners especially in the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries. BSB is therefore  working towards achieving international accreditation of product Certification.

As regards to the fees for Product Certification, the existing fee structure for Product Brand Approval Scheme apply. The fees collected goes as a revenue for the Government.

Complete steps/procedures of the operation of BSB PCS: PRODUCT CERTIFICATION SCHEME (CLICK HERE)

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