Fiji - Country Commercial Guide
Standards for Trade
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In 1992, the Department of National Trade Measurement and Standards (DNTMS) was established by the Trade Standards and Quality Control Decree 1992 to ensure that Fiji’s products and services standards are aligned to international standards.  The DNTMS forms technical committees of representatives from government, businesses, industry, academia, and consumers.  The committee through a process of consensus develops standards for Fiji, and makes recommendation to the Minister for Trade, Cooperatives, and SMEs, on Fiji standards specifications, including processes, practices, quality, composition, labeling, and codes of practices.  The Department maintains the national system of units and standards of measurement on physical quantities to provide for the fair and just use of units of measurement, standards, measuring instruments and pre-packed articles.


There are 11 mandatory standards (technical regulations) and 75 voluntary standards in place, covering areas such as building and building material, telecommunication cabling, occupational health and safety, and electrical installation.  However, the DNTMS has a Memorandum of Understanding with Standards Australia International and most of the standards were adopted from Standards Australia as best practice standards.  The Department of National Trade Measurement and Standards is a full member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Pacific Area Standards Congress and is affiliated with the International Electrochemical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Legal Metrology (OIML), National Measurement Institute (NMI), and Asia Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP).

Publication of Technical Regulations

All technical regulations are published in the Fiji Islands Gazette and available on the Ministry of Trade, Co-operatives and SMEs website.  Proposed technical regulations are circulated widely to relevant stakeholders for review.  The standard development process takes a minimum of 12 months to publish the standard, with national standards reviewed after every 5 years.

Contact Information

Department of National Trade Measurement and Standards

Ministry of Trade, Co-operatives, Small and Medium Enterprises

P.O. Box 2118, Government Buildings, Suva

Phone: (679) 3305-411| Fax: (679) 3310-810

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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.