Standards, Quality Still Important
(Barbados Today) Barbados and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states are being warned that now is not the time to “slack” on investment in quality and standards, even as they seek to cut back on spending as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This advice has come from Chief Executive Officer of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) Deryck Omar, who said coming out of the pandemic, countries should learn several lessons as it relates to quality and standards.
He was speaking with journalists during a virtual media sensitisation session on the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Technical Barriers to Trade Programme on Tuesday.
Pointing out that quality institutions have played a vital role in the region’s capacity to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Omar said the EU-funded technical barriers to trade programme would enable CROSQ and other institutions to do more.
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