Government is embarking on a US$9 million project to build capacity in the area of national quality infrastructure to enhance the country’s competitiveness on the international food market.
The Ministry of Business has shared with Stabroek Business details of the project titled `Enhancing the National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) for Economic Diversification and Trade Promotion’ which is being financed through an Inter-American Development Bank-funded loan.
NQI embraces a clutch of national institutions that enhance a country’s competitiveness by offering proof that products and services adhere to national regulations and requirements and those of the marketplace…..
The long-awaited reports on the work of the Small Business Bureau (SBB) for the years 2015 and 2016 “should be ready for publishing next week” though an official assessment of the performance of the entity launched in 2013 suggests that it has experienced mixed fortunes over the period of its existence.
Amidst sustained expressions of concern over the anticipated impact of the closure of several of GuySuCo’s sugar estates in Berbice, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin used the occasion of last Friday’s 2017 Berbice Expo and Trade Fair to seek to assure the region with the heaviest dependence on the sugar industry that the transition from the crop that has been at the heart of the Guyana economy will see the creation of new opportunities for the region.
Assurances associated with the quality of cooked foods being provided to patrons at public places are an important barometer of a country’s development and lapses in food safety standards can have a negative impact on external perceptions of standards “on the whole” in a country, Director of the Government Analyst Food and Drugs Department (GA-FDD) Marlan Cole has told the Stabroek Business.
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