Fibre Tech lands approval for Made in Guyana Standards mark

Fibre Tech lands approval for Made in Guyana Standards mark

The Fibre Tech Industrial Plastics (FTIP) Company became the first company today to achieve certification under the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) Made in Guyana Certification Mark Programme.

The GNBS said the company is now authorized to affix the Made in Guyana Certification Mark to several of its fibreglass products.

At the Certification ceremony, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Oneidge Walrond congratulated Fibre Tech for achieving certification to the Made in Guyana Mark. She encouraged other private sector companies to buy into the Government of Guyana’s plan and to aspire for standards.

Executive Director (ag) of the GNBS Ms. Ramrattie Karan in her remarks said the Bureau has worked with several stakeholders to formalize the mark which will boost Guyana’s local content. Ms. Karan noted that by using the mark, manufacturers will be able to promote brand recognition and increase competitiveness for their products certified under the Programme.

Managing Director of Fibre Tech Somat Ali said his company is happy with the opportunity to demonstrate quality and he encouraged other manufacturers to apply to be a part of the programme.

Mr. Ali added that standards is the direction for local companies to go to ensure their competitiveness and to demonstrate that Guyanese can make good quality products.

The Made in Guyana Certification Mark is a prestigious Mark, which was unveiled by First Lady H.E. Arya Ali at the GNBS’ National Quality Awards Ceremony in October 2021. It is a registered mark that aims to provide recognition to locally manufactured products on the local and international markets and is a signature of quality for authentic Guyanese Products.

Among the requirements to become certified, manufacturers are required to use at least 60% raw materials from Guyana and to employ 70% Guyanese staff.

The Made in Guyana Certification is valid for 1 year and will be monitored through surveillance visits by the GNBS to ensure the approved quality is maintained.

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