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Pandemic Not Stopping Quality Progress in the Region

CROSQ is determined that despite the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, that quality services and systems will be improved in the Caribbean before the end of the 11th European Development Fund Economic Partnership Agreement Programme. The Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) component of that programme is being implemented in the...

Dominica Bureau Training Farmers in Agricultural Practices

The Inspection Unit of the Dominica Bureau of Standards (DBOS) has continued training for farmers under the Dominica Good Agricultural Practices (DOM-GAP) Programme. DOM-GAP is a farm certification programme that targets all commercial farmers involved in the cultivation of fresh produce for local and export markets. The goal is to...

Labs Preparing for Equipment Arrivals

Three metrology labs in the region are about ready to begin receiving equipment that will provide their local industry players with measurement-support services. The labs, in Barbados, Dominica and St Kitts and Nevis, have been upgrading their physical plants to be able to adequately house and use the equipment that...

Dominica Improving Quality of Cocoa Exports

Submitted by Dominica Bureau of Standards (DBOS) Dominica’s cocoa bean and cocoa industry came in for some support recently, to better aid the competitiveness of this national exporting product. The valued intervention came on July 27, 2021, when the Dominica Bureau of Standards and the Dominica Export Import Agency, in...

DBOS Targets Manufacturing Sector for Conformance to Compulsory Labelling Standards

Submitted by the Dominica Bureau of Standards (DBOS) The Dominica Bureau of Standards (DBOS) has targeted its manufacturing sector in an effort to increase conformance to the requirements of eight compulsory national standards for labelling. The Inspection Unit of the DBOS conducted trainings for local manufacturers and agro-processors in two...