National Quality Dialogues Targeting Countries’ Priority Sectors

Participants at the one of the face-to-face dialogues in St. VIncent and the Grenadines (Photos via CROSQ)

(CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality Press Release) The National Quality Dialogues, so termed because the discussions all centre around issues of quality and related services and systems needed to boost competitiveness in the region, have been unfolding on an increasing scale since late last year.

CROSQ’s Project Coordinator with the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Component of the 11th European Development Fund Economic Partnership Agreement Programme, Mr. Terry Hutchinson, said despite delays in activating the dialogues due to COVID-19, he’s now convinced the pace of activities will increase.

Last year Barbados, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago held dialogues with the agro-processing, tourism and agriculture sectors respectively. Last month St Kitts and Nevis, then at the start of April St Vincent and the Grenadines tackling the tourism and agriculture sectors respectively, and bringing stakeholders together for in-depth and frank discussions. St Kitts and Nevis was the first to have a face-to-face event, with St Vincent and the Grenadines doing likewise.

Read more at: CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality

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