Acting Director of GDBS, Mr. Robert Medford (right) poses with Mr. Clifford Bridgeman (left) who accepted for Mr. Walter Charles, and Mr. Benjamin Romain of BIG MAC Enterprises, recipients of interim export licences. Featured
St. George’s, GRENADA -- On February 9, 2017, two (2) exporters of fresh produce received interim licences, allowing them to export fresh produce before obtaining their official Exportation of Fresh Produce Licence. The exporters are Walter Charles and Big Mac Enterprises operating at Soubise, St. Andrew’s and Calliste, St. George’s, respectively. The Exportation of Fresh Produce Act was relaunched on October 6, 2016 with a consultation between the Grenada Bureau of Standards (GDBS) and the exporters of fresh produce (vegetables, fruits, nuts, ground provisions, root crops, flowers and other plant materials). Since then, nine (9) exporters have applied to the…

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An investment in Quality is always a positive step for any country. In addition to saving money in the long run, it is also a step towards sustainability for that country, and in the context of the Caribbean this can extend to the Region as a whole. It is for this reason that the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards & Quality (CROSQ) is celebrating this World Quality Month withthe National Certification Body of Jamaica, and the rest of the Region, under the theme Save Money, Invest In Quality. CROSQ believes that a focus on quality by any country supports sustainable…

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The development of metrology in the Caribbean has generally been adversely impacted by many of the specific social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities associated with their characterization as Small Island Developing States (SIDS). More specifically, in many countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), whilst recognized by some of the major industries, metrology is often not high on the list of priorities for policy makers, and, is still more or less unknown to the majority of citizens, due in the main to the lack of awareness and appreciation of the impact of measurement science on their lives. Also, in addition to the…
Last modified on 23 November 2016
•	From left: Programme Coordinator with CROSQ’s 10th EDF-TBT Programme, Ms. Karlene Russell and IICA’s Representative, Mrs. Ena Harvey in conversation with the EU’s Regional Cooperation and Trade Support Team Leader, Mr. Luca Pierantoni at the Opening of the 2nd CANCAB Meeting in Barbados. Featured
The establishment of the first public/private sector network to oversee issues of quality assurance for testing, inspection and certification bodies, has been described by a top European Union official as a positive and necessary step in the Caribbean. Speaking at the opening of the Second Meeting of Caribbean Network of Conformity Assessment Bodies (CANCAB), held from November 17-18, 2016, at Accra Beach Resort in Barbados, the EU’s Team Leader for Regional Cooperation, Mr. Luca Pierantoni noted that with its formation the body could address two challenges – ensuring consumer protection and facilitating trade. “[We] care because we are all consumers…

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The unveiling of the Guyana National Quality Awards logo at the launch of the inaugural Awards there. Featured
Businesses in Guyana will now have the opportunity to vie to be the dubbed the best in quality products and services in the country. That’s because the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) recently launched a National Quality Awards Programme, with the sole aim of recognising businesses that have “demonstrated commitment towards Quality by implementing recognised standards and best practices”. This will be based on a comprehensive assessment using pre-established criteria under the Quality Awards Scheme. With this launch, the bureau, which is the main agency for the development of quality infrastructure in the country, is hoping to promote a…

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From left: Chairman of CROSQ, Mr. Jose Trejo; ISO Acting Secretary General, Mr. Kevin McKinley; Minister of Financial Services and Local Government, Mrs. Hope Strachan; Prime Minister Mr. Perry Christie; Minister of Trade, Montserrat, Mr. Claude Graham; Director of BBSQ, Dr. Renae Ferguson-Bufford and CEO CROSQ, Mr. Deryck Omar share a moment at the opening of the new Bahamas Bureau of Standards & Quality. Featured
With a primary focus on increasing exports out of The Bahamas, the Government there has just launched the newest standards organisation in the region – The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ). As the country rang in its 43rd anniversary of Independence, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr. Perry Christie, noted they indeed had a lot to celebrate, including the establishment of the bureau. “As a Government, we hold that the formulation and maintenance of standards and quality by BBSQ is essential, not optional; it is a necessary and well-considered strategy. It is a primary plank in my…

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CROSQ CEO Mr Deryck Omar speaking to media after the opening of the workshop. Featured
Energy security and the efficiency of use of energy in the buildings of CARICOM is the focus of a three-day workshop in Grenada from July 13-15, 2016. The regional workshop on Energy Efficiency Standards and Regulations brought together over 40 experts from the 15 Member States of CARICOM to examine two key objectives: the establishment of benchmarks for the energy performance of buildings in the form of agreed Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPs), and the provision of a firm basis for the development of a Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (REEBC). CEO of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and…

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ABBS' Director, Mrs. Dianne Lalla-Rodrigues in the ISO Focus Magazine. Featured
Services are the largest component of both developed and developing country economies and constitute major inputs into the production of most “tangible” goods. This wasn’t the case only a few decades ago, when a proposal to bring services into the multilateral trading system was met with opposition, with many countries worried about “rules” undermining their ability to pursue national policy objectives and constraining their regulatory powers. The creation of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), however, proved to be a landmark achievement by allowing “a high degree of flexibility within the framework of the rules and market access…

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From left: ISO Acting Secretary General, Mr. Kevin McKinley; BNSI Director, Mrs. Anthea Ishmael and CROSQ CEO Mr. Deryck Omar addressing the media at the CEO Forum in Barbados. Featured
The CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) is on a thrust to make quality a way of life in the region. CEO of CROSQ, Mr. Deryck Omar made this clear as he addressed media yesterday during a break at a forum of directors of standards bureaux in CARICOM. Remarking on the challenges identified by some directors in the development of standards, the CEO remarked that this was one of the reasons behind the current drafting of a Regional Quality Policy for CARICOM. “At the regional level the 15 CEOs of the Bureaux of Standards have gotten together and…

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