STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - The SLBS Hosts Regional Workshop
SLBS Hosts Regional Workshop
The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards and the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) hosted a consultative workshop to focus attention on conformity assessment and a regional quality infrastructure.
The workshop was held in two parts the first,a national stakeholder engagement on conformity assessment and the second a consultation on the Draft CARIFORUM Regional Quality Infrastructure (RQI) Policy.
Participants included representatives of National Standards Bodies as well as local public and private sector interest who were addressed on the draft RQI policy with specific consideration of its role in reducing Technical Barriers to Trade (TBTs);
It was also an opportunity to stimulate discussion on the importance of conformity assessment to the RQI Policy and receive input on the fashioning of a regional conformity assessment framework.