Category Archives: 11th EDF EPA TBT Programme

Media Training in the Works

As promotion of quality services in the region starts to ramp up with the reopening or partial reopening of businesses and borders across CARICOM, CROSQ is looking at engaging the media in sensitization sessions aimed at bringing quality infrastructure alive in a real way. The workshops, which were originally intended as face-to-face sessions in each […]

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Accreditation Gets Underway for CABs

Attention now on Testing, Inspection, Certification and Accreditation Bodies Efforts to bring regional entities responsible for testing, inspection, certification and accreditation up to international standards has begun. The process to have a select number of these entities accredited is an intended output of the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) component of the 11th European Development […]

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Coping With COVID in QI

Developmental Programming in the Age of COVID19 By David Tomlinson On January 16, 2020 the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) Secretariat bolted from the starting blocks with the launch of the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Component of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Programme. The team was […]

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Building the RQI (Part 3)

From Study Tour to Regional Certification Scheme Concept Building the quality infrastructure of the CARICOM Region is not a task one can take on alone, even within the Caribbean itself. At times, it requires looking beyond our Caribbean waters to encompass the best practices and experiences of others. CROSQ, has over the past couple years […]

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A Look into The Hands-On Elements of RQI

Part 2 of “What Building the RQI Looks Like” by David Tomlinson – Technical Officer, Metrology I recently undertook two missions with the aim of helping national bureaux improve their quality services. Those bureaux were the Bahamas Bureau of Standards & Quality (BBSQ) and the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS). This is an in-depth […]

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