Brunei - Country Commercial Guide
Standards for Trade
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The National Standards Center (NSC) was established in 2008 and operates under the purview of the Ministry of Finance and Economy. The center ensures that the quality of products and services adheres to national and international requirements. The NSC is the “National Inquiry Point” for matters related to WTO Technical Barriers to Trade. 


Brunei adheres to a range of international standards, including the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards regimes. Brunei also recognizes certifications from bodies that have been accredited by members of the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation. Conformance certificates and laboratory accreditations are also accepted from Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) Mutual Recognition Arrangement members.

Testing, Inspection and Certification

All food products, whether sold, distributed, imported, or manufactured in Brunei must comply to the standards set within the Public Health (Food) Act (Chapter 182) and its Regulations (R1, Chapter 182). Other than labelling requirements, it also addresses the safety and appropriateness of food product ingredients. Ministry of Health officials conduct inspections of food preparation premises. 

For the importation of cosmetic products, the Brunei Darussalam Medicines Control Authority (BDMCA), through the Director of Pharmaceutical Services, is responsible for the implementation of the Medicines (Cosmetic Products) 2007 Regulations in Brunei. The regulations follow the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive.

Telecommunications standards are regulated by AITI under Section 9 of Telecommunications Order, 2001. AITI regulates the use of telecommunication equipment in Brunei, requiring that services meet national standards.

Publication of Technical Regulations

Brunei’s laws, acts, and orders are published in the government Gazette. The hardcopies of the Gazette is published by the Government of Brunei. The publications can be viewed at the Attorney General’s Chambers’ website. 

Contact Information 

U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan

Adriana Agusdin

Commercial Specialist

Phone: (673)-238-7513



Brunei Darussalam Food Authority

Unit 2G:2:01. Level 2, Block 2G 

Ong Sum Ping Condominium

Brunei Darussalam

Phone: (673) 2 237403

Fax: (673) 2 237467

Ministry of Health Brunei Darussalam 


Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) 

Block B14, Simpang 32-5 Kampung Anggerek Desa

Jalan Berakas BB3713

Brunei Darussalam. 

Phone: (673)-232-3232

Fax: (673)-238-2447


Use ePing to review proposed technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures. 

The ePing SPS&TBT platform (, or “ePing”, provides access to notifications made by World Trade Organization (WTO) Members under the Agreements on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), distributed by the WTO from January 16, 1995 to present.  ePing is available to all stakeholders free of charge and does not require registration unless the user wishes to receive customized e-mail alerts.  Use it to browse notifications on past as well as new draft and updated product regulations, food safety and animal and plant health standards and regulations, find information on trade concerns discussed in the WTO SPS and TBT Committees, locate information on SPS/TBT Enquiry Points and notification authorities, and to follow and review current and past notifications concerning regulatory actions on products, packaging, labeling, food safety and animal and plant health measures in markets of interest. 

Notify U.S., operated and maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) since 2003 to distribute and provide access to notifications (and associated draft texts) made under the WTO TBT Agreement for US stakeholders, has reached its end of life. Per obligation under the TBT Agreement, each WTO Member operates a national TBT (and an SPS) Enquiry Point. National TBT Enquiry Points are authorized to accept comments and official communications from other national TBT Enquiry Points, which are NOT part of the WTO or the WTO Secretariat. All comment submissions from U.S. stakeholders, including businesses, trade associations, U.S domiciled standards development organizations and conformity assessment bodies, consumers, or U.S. government agencies on notifications to the WTO TBT Committee should be sent directly to the USA WTO TBT Inquiry Point.  Refer to the comment guidance at for further information. This guidance is provided to assist U.S. stakeholders in the preparation and submission of comments in response to notifications of proposed foreign technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures.