Stakeholders will today gather at the conference room of the Grenada Bureau of Standards (GBS), for a one day seminar that will focus on Conformity Assessment and a Draft Regional Policy for Quality Infrastructure.
Trumel Redmond and Fulgence St Prix, Technical Officers at CROSQ, the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards & Quality which is based in Barbados, will facilitate the seminar which is hosted by GBS in collaboration with CROSQ.
According to a news release from the bureau, this session is being implemented by CROSQ as part of the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) component of the 10th European Development fund (EDF)–CRIP–EPA–TBT Programme.
“This programme seeks to build capacity in order to progress towards achieving a modern regional and national quality infrastructure (QI) consistent with internationally recognized principles for international trade as defined in the WTO-TBT Agreement, as well as the TBT Chapter of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).”
The objectives of this seminar are to sensitise stakeholders on the importance of Conformity Assessment and to obtain inputs for the development of a Regional Conformity Assessment framework, as well as to present the draft CROSQ Regional Policy for Quality Infrastructure for discussion and to obtain feedback to facilitate the finalisation of the QI Policy.
By Linda Straker