The Q-Factor

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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 […]

What Building the RQI Looks Like

Part 1 Development of Regional Quality Infrastructure, or RQI, is the mandate of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards & Quality (CROSQ). Over the next several months, we will try to bring you an in-depth look at what that means in not just technical jargon, but in practical terms. CROSQ, which is really a network […]

Suite of Standards Out for Regional Discussion

A suite of standards for the tourism industry, ranging from environmental management to food safety and sanitation, as well as sewerage treatment management, are currently under development in CARICOM. The Tourism Suite of Standards The seven standards currently being circulated for public comment by the National Standards Bureaux in all 15 CARICOM Member States, are […]

The 11th EDF-EPA TBT Project & What It Can Do

On January 16, 2020, CROSQ hosted the launch of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Programme. This TBT component of the programme is being managed by the German National Metrology Institute (PTB), but is implemented in the CARIFORUM region by CROSQ and the Dominican Republic’s quality […]

Learning Together – The ACP-TradeComII Experience

If there’s one thing the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)-TradeComII Programme initiative, implemented by CROSQ and funded through the European Union, has taught us, it is that we can learn so much from each other – if we are willing to share and listen. The project, which came about as a result of a proposal […]