Project Manager of the 10th EDF-CRIP-EPA-TBT Programme, Mr. Carl Felix Wolff
Project Manager at PTB, Mr. Carl Felix Wolff complemented the presentation made by CROSQ by focusing on the direct interventions targeting the private sector that are supported through bilateral support from the German Government to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries and the Dominican Republic. Mr. Wolff elaborated on the CALIDENA Approach to value chain development which focuses on identifying and addressing issues related to quality in a selected value chain. Value chain development is already underway in four countries: Antigua and Barbuda (jams and jellies) and Dominica (hot pepper sauce), Grenada (nutmeg oil), Trinidad & Tobago (poultry). These value chains represent practical applications for advancing the competitiveness of Caribbean products built on a stronger quality infrastructure.
The workshop was attended by representatives from the National EPA Implementation Units in CARIFORUM Member States, national standards bodies, manufacturers, exporters as well as representatives from Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA).