Dominica Named among Four CARICOM Countries to Pilot Improved Trade Industry
Mr. Russell Franklyn, Finance Operation Manager at CARICOM Regional Operation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) believes that the Commonwealth of Dominica has a fair chance to further improve the sale of its hot pepper sauce industry.
“I think Dominica has a very well developed player in Bello. You can see Bello on almost any shelf in the Caribbean and internationally”, he said.
Eighteen months ago member states across CROSQ were asked to submit proposals for existing sectors where they thought quality could be influenced with respect to a value chain.
Four proposals were selected from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica and Trinidad and Tobago to pilot the project.
This will aid export and improve safety of consumption at the national level.
According to Mr. Franklyn majority of the 15 member states of CARICOM produce hot pepper sauce and an action plan would prove viable to further the trade.
“It’s about developing an action plan to help the industry, to make sure its viable now and it remains viable in the future.”
The overall result is to ensure that all trade barriers are eliminated.