GNBS publishes new draft requirements for sale of cellphones for public scrutiny

The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) has published a draft local standard for cellular phone dealers which, under its labelling requirements, stipulates that cell phones being offered for sale “shall be labelled accordingly as used, refurbished or new.

While the current draft local standard must undergo a process of public review and comment and is subject to change the particular reference to the requirement that labelling include the condition of the phone seeks to eradicate a recurring controversy between vendors and purchasers. Not infrequently, it is difficult for the inexpert eye to make a definitive distinction between a new cell phone and a used one, a circumstance that has….