Describes standards, identifies the national standards, accreditation bodies, and lists the national testing organization(s) and conformity assessment bodies.
The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) at (bsti.gov.bd) monitors product quality and acceptability. BSTI inspects products for conformity with applicable product standards and safety regulations, and issues product certifications. The Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB) at http://www.bab.org.bd/ is the government agency tasked with accreditation in Bangladesh.
Quality standards are set and monitored by the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) following international standards, such as those established by the International Standards Organization. Bangladesh also recognizes and accepts goods bearing certifications from standards institutions of other countries.
Testing, Inspection and Certification
The main national testing organizations and conformity assessment bodies include:
- Bangladesh Standards &Testing Institute (BSTI) at (bsti.gov.bd)
- Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)
- Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC)
- Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA)
- Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA)
- Training Institute for Chemical Industries (BCIC)
- Bangladesh Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR)
- Fisheries Inspection & Quality Control (FIQC), Department of Fisheries
- Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC)
- Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE)
The national accreditation body, the Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB) at http://bab.org.bd/, is tasked with accrediting conformity assessment bodies, including laboratories, certification bodies, inspection bodies, training institutions, and other regulatory standards and national standards bodies. BAB is a member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). International certification and testing bodies operate in Bangladesh.
Publication of Technical Regulation
The Bangladesh Government Press the government printing office, publishes the weekly “Bangladesh Gazette” every Thursday. The gazette provides official notice of government actions, including issuance of government rules and regulations.
The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) at (bsti.gov.bd)
116-A Tejgaon Industrial Area
Phone: +880 2-8870275
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Bangladesh Accreditation Board
Ministry of Industries (6th Floor)
91 Motijheel C/A
Phone: +880 2-9513221
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