Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI), the only National Standards body of Bangladesh, is playing an important role in developing and Promoting industrial Standardization. Keeping in view that Standardization, metrology, testing and quality control in the industrial spheres are the basic pre-requisite of the infrastructure necessary for sound economic development of the country, the Government of Bangladesh has established the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) with the merger of Bangladesh Standards Institution and the Central Testing Laboratories in 1985 through promulgating "The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Ordinance, 1985(Ordinance XXXVII of 1985)".
The BSTI is a body corporate and its administrative Ministry is the Ministry of Industries.
Standards wing is responsible for development of standards on consensus based approach through technical committees. Apart from development of national standards, emphasis is laid also on periodic review of standards to keep them at par with updated technological developments; some standards are also to harmonize with international and regional standards.
- Agriculture and Food
- Electrical and Electronic
- Jute and Textile