Standards for Public Comments

The Dominica Bureau of Standards (Bureau) was established under the Standards Act (#4) of 1999. The Standards Act gives the Bureau responsibility to facilitate the development and promotion of Standards and Codes of Practice for products and services. As a result, this provides protection of the health and safety of consumers and the environment as well as for industrial development in order to promote the enhancement of Dominica’s economy.

The Bureau develops Standards through consultations with relevant interest groups. In accordance with the provisions of the Standards Act, public comment is invited on all draft Standards before they are declared as Dominica National Standards (DNS).

In light of this, the following Standards are being issued for Public Comments:

Reference# Title Scope Documents used in Formulation
D - DNS CRS 11: PART 1: 2011 (PDF, 1,065 KB) Specification for Tourist Accommodation Part 1 – General Requirements (PDF, 1,065 KB) This Dominica National Standard specifies the minimum requirements for any commercial enterprise providing accommodation to tourists operating in the Dominica.
This standard does not apply to enterprises that are bed and breakfast and home-accommodation establishments.
Download and print our Comment form (PDF, 97 KB) for this standard.
CRS 11: PART 1: 2011
D - DNS CRS 11: PART 2: 2018 (PDF, 1,277 KB) Tourism and Related Services (PDF, 1,277 KB)
  • Tourist Accommodation
  • Hotels - Requirements
This Dominica National Standard specifies the minimum requirements for any hotel providing accommodation to tourists operating in the Dominica. It establishes requirements for:
  • guest facilities;
  • public areas;
  • food and beverage preparation and service area;
  • staff break areas;
  • safety and security
This document does not apply to:
  • bed and breakfast establishments;
  • self-catering units;
  • private residences or apartments rented for periods exceeding one month;
  • villas;
  • eco-lodges;
  • guesthouses;
  • premises used exclusively for the accommodation of persons in religious, educational or charitable organisations
Download and print our Comment form (PDF, 79 KB) for this standard
CRS 11: PART 2: 2018
D - DNS CRS 11: PART 3: 2016 (PDF, 779 KB) Tourism and Related Services (PDF, 779 KB)
  • Tourist Accommodation
  • Guest Houses - Requirements
This standard specifies the minimum requirements for any guesthouse, operating in the Dominica, which provides accommodation to tourists. It establishes requirements for:
  • physical and personnel issues;
  • guest facilities;
  • public and private areas; and
  • health and safety
Download and print our Comment form (PDF, 80 KB) for this standard
CRS 11: PART 3: 2016

All interested persons wishing to comment on these documents can contact the Dominica Bureau of Standards at:

National Centre of Testing and Excellence
Stockfarm
P.O. Box 1015
Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica, W.I.
Tel.: (767) 275 5921
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted: 01/03/2021