Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - Jamaica - Poultry and eggs


The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6



Notifying Member: JAMAICA

If applicable, name of local government involved (Article 3.2 and 7.2):


Agency responsible:

Bureau of Standards Jamaica

Name and address (including telephone and fax numbers, email and website addresses, if available) of agency or authority designated to handle comments regarding the notification shall be indicated if different from above:

Regional and International Trade Branch

6 Winchester Road

Kingston 10

Jamaica W.I.

Email: ; Website:

Tel.: 1 (876) 926-3140-5/ (876) 618-1534/ (876) 632-4275; Fax: 1 (876) 929-4736


Notified under Article 2.9.2 [X], 2.10.1 [ ], 5.6.2 [ ], 5.7.1 [ ], 3.2 [ ], 7.2 [ ], other:


Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): Poultry and eggs (ICS code(s): 67.120.20)


Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Standard Specification for Poultry and poultry products; (39 page(s), in English)


Description of content: This standard covers the quality and food safety provisions for poultry meat and processing from receival at the processing plant through to retail sale. This standard establishes the requirements for sanitation, plant hygiene, the dressing operation, grading, packaging, labelling, additives, criteria, animal welfare, and marketing as well as ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection of poultry products for sale. It defines and distinguishes between the market classes of poultry.

This standard is intended to be compulsory.


Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: This standard is a modified adoption of the CRS 28: 2012 CARICOM Standard Specification for Poultry and Poultry Products.

A modified adoption of this standard was conducted to address the preparation of freshly slaughtered poultry for direct sale. The standard was updated to include the use of additives, as well as a classification system for the determination of grades of poultry.; Consumer information, labelling; Prevention of deceptive practices and consumer protection; Protection of human health or safety; Quality requirements


Relevant documents: A notice of the Standard Specification for Poultry and Poultry Products will appear in The Jamaica Gazette Supplement - Proclamations, Rules and Regulations. The document will appear as a Jamaican Standard Specification, with compulsory status, and will be available for sale.


Proposed date of adoption: To be determined

Proposed date of entry into force: 15 October 2024


Final date for comments: 60 days from notification


Texts available from: National enquiry point [X] or address, telephone and fax numbers and email and website addresses, if available, of other body:

Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ)

Regional & International Trade Branch

Contacts: Mrs. Sherieka Satchell Knight and Ms Nadette Brown

6 Winchester Road

Kingston 10

Tel: +(876)-618-1534; +(876)-632-4275