On May 12 and 13 a conference on quality management will be held in San Jose which will focus on the sectors of health and safety.
From a statement issued by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry:
San Jose April 28, 2016. The Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC), as rector of the National Council for Quality and technical bodies made up of: the National Agency for Standardization (INTECO), the Technical Regulation Body (ORT), the Costa Rican Metrology Laboratory (LACOMET) and the Costa Rican Accreditation Entity (ECA), is promoting the First International Conference on Quality, on May 12 and 13 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Corobici.
On August 24th and 25th companies and public institutions will meet to discuss issues such as standards and quality management, as well as taking part in a business roundtables for the industrial sector.
The recovery of Category 1 status in compliance with ICAO standards enables local airlines to fly to the US.
The granting of category 1 status by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation of the United States will improve the terminal´s ability to attract investment in the civil aviation sector and other related subsectors.
Carlos Salazar, Director General of the Nicaraguan Institute of Civil Aeronautics, told Elnuevodiario.com.ni that "... the fact that Nicaragua has advanced to Category 1, gives facilities for foreign and domestic investment to come to the country. 'This will improve tourism, since this category gives confidence internationally, Nicaraguan companies will also have access to the US market in the area of civil aviation'. "
The Ministry of Public Works is proposing the creation of a National Asphalt Division, an entity which would be responsible for overseeing the quality of asphalt used on roads.
At the moment, authorization is being awaited from the Ministry of Finance for the creation of the National Asphalt Division which aims to, among other things, regulate the business of manufacturing concrete in the country, as well as improving control of product quality.
The government of Honduras plans to convene an international tender to select a company which will certify the quality of fuels.
The bill on Fuels Marketing will include monitoring fuel quality, a task that initially was to be performed by a laboratory which was installed with the team needed for certification, but as the initiative was unsuccessful, it was agreed instead to hire an international company "... to certify the quality of gasoline permanently."
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources has presented a guide on the technical criteria for the design and construction of butchers and slaughterhouses and the management of wastewater and solid waste.
Central America must improve the quality standards of its products, learn more about the consumers and simplify processes in order to take advantage of the opportunities of the Agreement with the European Union.
In order to maximize the opportunities provided by the Association Agreement which has been signed with the European Union (EU), Central American companies must have a better understanding of the European market, which has more than 500 million consumers who are demanding in terms of quality and food safety. Furthermore, it is essential to simplify export procedures in order to expedite the process of obtaining permits and other procedures which are reducing export competitiveness in Central America.
The event will be held on August 25th and 26th in Guatemala City and will deal with issues related to quality systems and accessing markets with GlobalGAP certifications.
From a statement issued by the Guatemalan Exporters Association (Agexport):
Managing occupational risks, voluntary agreements for improving the environmental services, and best practices for reducing costs, are some of the central issues which will be addressed at the 2014 International Congress on Quality.
In the European Union the maximum level of perchlorate in fruits and vegetables is 0.5 mg / kg, and 0.2 mg / kg in citrus fruits, tubers, grapes, spinach, melons and watermelons.
From an article by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):
The Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health of the European Union has agreed to set maximum permitted levels of perchlorate in food and has asked all member states of the European Union and traders to monitor compliance with these standards, especially in the case of fruits and vegetables from greenhouses.
Small hoteliers in Honduras are working on developing a manual which aims to improve the quality of service provided in the sector.
Nicole Marder, a hotel owner affiliated with the Small Hotels Association of Honduras (Hopeh), explained that "there have been studies to determin what are the things that are needed, what can be improved and everything to do with training for small hotels to bring them up to the standards required by the manual ".
On 25 and 26 September at the Grand Tikal Futura Hotel the 9th national and 3rd Central American Congress on Quality will take place.
Organized by the Ministry of Economics, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala and the Directorate of National Quality System (Incotec) and various business groups, the meeting will be held under the motto "Continuous improvement, strategy for competitiveness."
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