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  • Photo of Protecting consumers in the digital era

    Protecting consumers in the digital era

    It is important to consider the protection of the consumer as many persons now engage suppliers in a different jurisdiction. This was posited by a senior official from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat during the Barbados Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) annual lecture series held last evening, 8 March, 2018 at the Accra Beach Hotel & Spa in Barbados. Mr. Philip McClauren, Deputy…

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  • Photo of CARICOM to Launch Online CSME Platforms

    CARICOM to Launch Online CSME Platforms

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)      The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat will officially launch four (4) online platforms on Monday 25 October 2017.  These online platforms have been developed to help make the benefits of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) more accessible to CARICOM Nationals. They were created with the assistance of  the Tenth European Development Fund (10th…

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  • CARICOM Builds Consumer Protection Capacity

      The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is ensuring that Member States are equipped to safeguard the health and safety of consumers. With the support of the European Union’s 10th European Development Fund, its latest initiative is a Risk Assessment and Product Safety Training Workshop which opens Wednesday at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Jamaica. The 3-day workshop is hosted in…

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  • Photo of Competition Sensitization for Judges Gets Underway

    Competition Sensitization for Judges Gets Underway

    The CARICOM Secretariat pushes toward consolidating the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) with sensitization sessions for judges in competition law and policy. This Tuesday, March 8, the first of these workshops kicks off in Jamaica at The Court of Appeal. Seven judges of the court will be participating in the activity which is funded under the 10th European Development…

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  • CARICOM moves to boost consumer protection

    Representatives from Consumer Agencies in at least fourteen CARICOM Member States participated in a one-day meeting to agree on a mechanism to further advance consumer protection  within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The meeting held in Suriname on Tuesday, 2 December, 2014, discussed arrangements for collaboration, options for dialogue and capacity-building to advance the goals and plan of…

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  • CARREX to be fully operational by year end

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The CARICOM Rapid Alert System for Exchange of Information on Dangerous (non-food) Consumer Goods (CARREX) is expected to be completely operational at the national and regional levels by the end of 2014. Representatives from national standards bureaux in CARICOM are being trained at a Regional Workshop in Suriname on matters relating to the CARREX…

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  • Photo of State minister hails Caricom consumer protection system

    State minister hails Caricom consumer protection system

    MINISTER of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams says that the Caribbean Community's (Caricom) online consumer-protection warning system has the potential to foster development of regional economies, while protecting consumers from unsafe goods. She was addressing a sensitisation workshop on the Caricom Rapid Alert System for Information Exchange on Dangerous Goods (CARREX), held last…

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  • Photo of Ffolkes Abrahams Hails CARICOM Consumer Protection System

    Ffolkes Abrahams Hails CARICOM Consumer Protection System

    Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, says that the CARICOM online consumer-protection warning system has the potential to foster development of regional economies, while protecting consumers from unsafe goods.   She was addressing a sensitisation workshop on the CARICOM Rapid Alert System for Information Exchange on Dangerous Goods (CARREX), held on Friday (September 25),…

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  • Photo of Guyana to participate in Caricom consumer protection drive

    Guyana to participate in Caricom consumer protection drive

    Guyana is participating in the timely move by the Caribbean Community (Caricom) as it moves towards the promotion of a rapid consumer protection alert system throughout Caricom member states. During an in-country promotion and sensitisation session on Tuesday stakeholders were informed that the move was timely and much needed throughout the Region. The Caricom Rapid Alert System on the Exchange…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Consumer Warning System being rolled out

    CARICOM Consumer Warning System being rolled out

    n online consumer-protection warning system now exists, in which 13 million consumers in the 14 Caricom member states can alert authorities to dangerous products on the market. Food, which is monitored by the Suriname-based Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA), is however exempted from that list. Dubbed the Caricom Rapid Exchange System for Dangerous Non-food Consumer Goods (CARREX),…

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