The CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) is the regional centre for promoting efficiency and competitive production in goods and services, through the process of standardization and the verification of quality.
CROSQ thereby aims to harmonise and circulate regional standards, facilitate competitiveness and trade both regionally and internationally and to enable the sustainable production of goods and services in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) for the enhancement of social and economic development of the region.
Other quick facts
- Established: 2002
- Areas of work: Standardization and Verification, Development and Promotion of the Regional Quality Infrastructure, Trade
- Members: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
- Head: Mr. Deryck Omar, Chief Executive Officer
- Programs and Projects: SME PROJECT (IDB – MIF), CTO Hospitality Assured Program, CDERA Hazard Mapping Project, Regional Building STANDARDS (CDB), RQI, METROLOGY PROJECT (IDB – PTB)