Caricom region benefiting from accuracy in measurements.
Various sectors in Guyana are receiving assistance from the Caricom Regional organization for standards and quality (CROSQ), as it moves to prepare the region to compete in trade through developing accurate measurements of every sector.
A representative from the CROSQ Head office in Barbados, Deenish Maharaj, in his presentation on regional quality infrastructure and regional measurement system, pointed out that the project in Guyana is intended to provide guidance to organs of the Caricom Single Market and Economy and to implement international standards.
The Accurate Measurement in the trade of commodities conference also saw participation from a British Trading Standards Officer, David May of the Hampshire County Council.
He spoke of the importance for both the Caricom region and developed world to have equal standards of their goods and services.
Representatives from the bureau of standards, the manufacturing sector, and health, technological and environmental sectors also participated in the conference.
The representatives will be tasked with identifying suitable methods of measuring bulk commodities for the purpose of trade and to find solutions to common concerns related to the measurement of produce in local, regional and international trade.