Evaluation New Work Item Proposal (NWIP) for the development of a regional standard for Compost

09 September 2021
Evaluation New Work Item Proposal (NWIP) for the development of a regional standard for Compost

The Suriname Standards Bureau was recently asked by the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) to evaluate the new work proposal (New Work Item Proposal) for the development of a regional standard for Compost.

Today, the focus is on the transformation of agricultural waste into high-quality compost products. It is therefore imperative to develop compost that meets international standards to protect the health and safety of our food system while creating a sustainable compost industry within CARICOM.

Before a decision is made to develop the above regional standard, support is first sought within all CARICOM member states. After this, a Regional Technical Commission (RTC) will be set up to examine the content of the regional standard.

As the Standards Bureau in Suriname, we would like to draw up an evaluation that is as widely supported as possible on this issue. We therefore, offer you as a stakeholder or prominent interested party a copy of the aforementioned new work proposal, with the request to evaluate it. After coordination with stakeholders within your respective organization(s), you can notify us of your findings. The composite result of all findings is sent to the secretariat of CROSQ after integral processing. If you wish to be part of the RTC, you can indicate this on the evaluation form.

As you further know, after the final approval of this standard by the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), the standard will be regionally established by CROSQ, after which it is also expected to be adopted by the SSB as a National Standard. We therefore, urge you to contribute to this standard through your vote so that we are able to be heard by CROSQ and convey our vision and views.

We look forward to receiving the completed evaluation form very soon, but no later than Tuesday 05 October 2021. The evaluation form can be found online via the link below:


If you have any questions, you can contact Mr. Tanwir Hassankhan (Head of Standards Development) on tel. +597 499928 or by email: standards@ssb.sr.

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