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Activity Review of the National Quality Infrastructure
Country Suriname
Last update: 26/02/2019
Countries: Suriname 
Summary Mission to assess the National Quality Infrastructure
Background The National Quality Infrastructure refers to all aspects of metrology, standardization, test- ing, quality management, certification and accreditation that have a bearing on conformity assessment. This includes both public and private institutions and the regulatory framework within which they operate.
(Expected) Results Based on meetings and discussions in Paramaribo as well as the review of the documents, the team reached the following conclusions:
- There is a National Quality Infrastructure in Suriname and all the services, namely standardisation, accreditation, metrology, conformity assessment and market surveil- lance are present and also the regulatory framework governing these;
- However, there are some aspects which need attention in order to be improved:
o The allocation of tasks between the institutions in the NQI is not always adequate
o The difference between mandatory technical regulations and voluntary standards, as stipulated by the international principles and rules, is not always clear
o The institutional capacity is not at a level to allow the NQI institutions to deliver services of the expected quality
o The regulatory and financing system, reflected in the way the NQI institutions are organised and function, are out-dated and rigid, which reflects in a lack of effectiveness and efficiency of the majority of institutions.
List Keywords
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 331 Trade
150 Government and civil society
311 Agriculture
210 Transport and storage
Role Type Title Download
Project Output Project report output details Annex 2 National Quality Infrastructure Mission Report 580kb
Project Output Project report output details Annex 3 National Quality Infrastructure Mission Report 809kb
Project Output Project report output details Annex 4 National Quality Infrastructure Mission Report 219kb
Project Output Project report output details Annex 5 National Quality Infrastructure Mission report 161kb
Progress Report Other output details NQI Assessment 3,998kb