CARICOM Harmonising Approach to Technical Barriers to Trade Regulations

The online kick-off meeting for Phase 2 of the TradeComII Project, chaired by Mr. Giovanni Cervioni, Project Managet at AESA Brussels. (Photo via CROSQ)

The CARICOM Region is harmonizing the way it approaches the application of regulations to technical barriers to trade (TBTs), thanks to an EU-Funded initiative now underway.

The project, managed by TradeComII and administered by CROSQ, was launched on July 20th with a virtual kick-off meeting between the region and Brussels, where the objectives and planned outputs were discussed.

The purpose of the project is two-fold – to more effectively apply the World Trade Organisation (WTO) TBT principles, guidelines and recommendations in the application of quality measures and so more efficiently implement the tenets of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and CARIFORUM. In this way too, the regional integration movement can be strengthened through the harmonisation of the way countries approach WTO – TBT compliant regulations, and then share those best practices with the African and Pacific regions.

Read more at: Caribbean Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality

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