Catalogue now on CD-ROM
The Product Standards Information Bureau in Wan Chai has about 80,000 volumes of national and international standards and product safety legislation relevant to Hong Kong's major markets.
A global standards catalogue is available on CD-ROM and standards and technical regulations can be accessed via a computer.
The bureau publishes a monthly list of new standards and copies can be obtained from the principal technical officer.
The bureau also has information on international product safety, health and certification standards and requirements.
National standards available in the reference library include those from the United States, Britain, Japan, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
Another section of the bureau provides a technical inquiry and advice service.
The bureau has permission from the British Standards Institution, IOS, IEC and the Standards Association of Australia to reproduce and sell photocopies of their standards.
According to the bureau, a quotation and photocopies of standards can be obtained within two days.
For more information call the bureau at: 2829-4820