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Strategies for Developing Metrology in SIDS – The CARICOM Experience

Part 3 of “Developing Metrology In Small Island Developing States” by David Tomlinson 3.         STRATEGIES Considering the aforementioned challenges, the CARIMET NMIs have taken a position to strengthen metrology by using the following strategies: 3.1        Regional Support Mechanisms As a response from CARICOM to promote sustainable production and trade of goods and services in the […]

Challenges to Developing Metrology in SIDS – The CARICOM Experience

Part 2 of “Developing Metrology in Small Island Developing States”  2.        CHALLENGES Though there are unique challenges in each country which rules out the possibility of a “one size fits all” approach, many of the National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) in CARICOM share similar challenges which can be resolved using regional initiatives. These common challenges are […]

Developing Metrology in Small Island Developing States – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Experience

Part 1 by David Tomlinson Abstract: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, […]

5 Ways Quality Opens Up New Markets for Your Business

Quality is the hallmark of any successful business. Some businesses that attempt to compete exclusively on price can fail; but businesses that focus on quality develop a loyal customer base that keeps their doors open in the long-term.  Here are five ways quality certification has helped some Caribbean small businesses reach new markets. Your business […]

NQI: The Foundation of Consumer and Environmental Safety

A National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) is crucial for any nation in the world to effectively compete in the global marketplace. In particular, it ensures that the goods and services sold by emerging economies are produced at an internationally acceptable quality so that businesses in these economies can gain access to global markets. Businesses are more […]