Guyana to implement new standards by February 2020 against Inferior electrical items

The Guyana government on Wednesday unveiled 31 new standards to regulate the importation and sale of electrical installation items and equipment.

During the launch hosted at the Umana Yana in Kingston, Georgetown the participants were told that the new standards will be used as a threshold to commence monitoring of the importation of electrical equipment. The equipment which will now be monitored by the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS), in addition to 15 other types of products currently being monitored, will include seasonal and holiday decorative products, lamp holders, armoured cables, panel boards, surge protective devices, cord sets and power-supply cords and thermoplastic-insulated wires and cables.

The Government Electrical Inspectorate arm of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure on Wednesday launched an awareness campaign, with electricians and importers of electrical products, in collaboration with the GNBS and the Guyana Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) and other key stakeholders.

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