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Table of Contents FOREWORD ....................................................................................................................................................................1 CARICOM AGREEMENT .................................................................................................................................................1 SECTION 1.0: MARKET OVERVIEW ............................................................................................................................... 1 1.1

Introduction .............................................................................................................................................1

1.2

Population ................................................................................................................................................1

1.3

Demographics..........................................................................................................................................1

1.4

Climate .....................................................................................................................................................1

1.5

Language ..................................................................................................................................................2

1.6

Hours of Business ...................................................................................................................................2

1.7

Public Holidays .......................................................................................................................................2

1.8

Travel & Transportation .........................................................................................................................2

1.9

Time Zone ................................................................................................................................................3

1.10

Currency ...................................................................................................................................................3

1.11

Communication .......................................................................................................................................3

SECTION 2.0: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT .........................................................................................3 2.1

Economic Performance ...........................................................................................................................3

2.2

Business ....................................................................................................................................................3

2.3

Labour Force ............................................................................................................................................4

2.4

Political Stability and Structure .............................................................................................................4

SECTION 3.0: TRADE ENVIRONMENT ...........................................................................................................................4 3.1

Import Statistics.......................................................................................................................................4

3.2

Top Trading Partners ............................................................................................................................. 5

3.3

Bilateral Trade between Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados ..........................................................5

3.4

Import Tariffs and Taxes ........................................................................................................................5

3.5

Trade Barriers ..........................................................................................................................................6

3.6

Prohibited and Restricted Imports .......................................................................................................6

3.7

Trade Agreements ...................................................................................................................................7

SECTION 4.0: MARKET CHALLENGES ..........................................................................................................................9 SECTION 5.0: TOP MARKET OPPORTUNITIES & PROSPECTS ........................................................................................9 SECTION 6.0: MARKET ENTRY STRATEGIES ............................................................................................................... 11 6.1

Using a Distributor ............................................................................................................................... 11

6.2

Private Labelling ................................................................................................................................... 11

6.3

Contract Packing ................................................................................................................................... 11


6.4

Exporting directly to a retail establishment ...................................................................................... 11

6.5

Establishing an Office ........................................................................................................................... 11

SECTION 7.0: SELLING, MARKETING AND PROMOTION ............................................................................................ 12 7.1

Selling Factors/Techniques .................................................................................................................. 12

7.2

Trade Promotion ................................................................................................................................... 13

7.3

Distribution and Sales Channels ......................................................................................................... 13

7.4

Pricing ..................................................................................................................................................... 13

7.5

Shipping Information ........................................................................................................................... 13

SECTION 8.0: REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS ......................................................................................................... 14 8.1

Standards ............................................................................................................................................... 14

8.2

Product Shipment/Samples ................................................................................................................. 14

8.3

Packaging, Labelling and Marking Requirements ........................................................................... 14

8.4

Customs Regulations ............................................................................................................................ 14

SECTION 9.0: TRADE EVENTS AND FAIRS .................................................................................................................. 15 SECTION 10.0: FINANCING EXPORTS TO BARBADOS ................................................................................................. 15 SECTION 11.0: CONTACT INFORMATION ................................................................................................................... 16 11.1

Trinidad and Tobago ............................................................................................................................ 16

11.2

Barbados ................................................................................................................................................. 17

Appendix I – Price Comparisons ........................................................................................................................ Appendix II – Caribbean Community Standard For Requirements For Labelling ..................................... Appendix III – Sample Certificate of Origin .....................................................................................................


FOREWORD This Market Guide is intended to give Trinidad & Tobago exporters relevant and valuable information for successfully exporting their goods to Barbados. The information contained therein is based on a compilation of exporTT’s visits to the market, in-market consultant information, and desk research which is cited accordingly. Feel free to contact us at 1.868.623.5507 to discuss your exporting needs. **********

CARICOM AGREEMENTi The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), originally the Caribbean Community and Common Market, was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas which came into effect on 1 August 1973. CARICOM is an organization of 15 Caribbean nations: Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. There are also five (5) Associate members as follows: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos Islands. CARICOM's main purposes are to promote economic integration and cooperation among its members, to ensure that the benefits of integration are equitably shared, and to coordinate foreign policy. Its major activities involve coordinating economic policies and development planning; devising and instituting special projects for the less-developed countries within its jurisdiction; operating as a regional single market for many of its members (CARICOM Single Market); and handling regional trade disputes. The secretariat headquarters is based in Georgetown, Guyana. Barbados became a member of CARICOM on August 01, 1973. Barbados is also a member of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, whose intent is to benefit the people of the Region by providing more and better opportunities to produce and sell their goods and services and to attract investment. This will be achieved by the creation of one large market among the participating member states.ii -000-

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SECTION 1.0: MARKET OVERVIEW 1.1 Introduction Barbados is located in the Southern Caribbean and is the most Eastern-island in the stretch of Caribbean islands. It is a former British colony whose economy, once heavily reliant on sugar exports, is now based mainly on tourism and offshore financing. The country is divided into 11 parishes; St. Lucy, St. Peter, St. Andrew, St. James, St. Joseph, St. George, St. Thomas, St. John, St. Michael, St. Phillip and Christ Church. The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown and it is located in the Parish of St. Michael. (Sources: BBC 2014iii and Barbados Tourism Encyclopedia 2014iv)

1.2

Population

Population: Total

289,680 (July 2014 est.)

Population Growth Median Age

0.33% (2014 est.) Total: 37.6 years Male: 36.5 years Female: 38.7 years (2014 est.) 74.99 years

Life Expectancy (Source: CIA Factbook 2014)v

1.3

Demographics

Status Ethnic Groups Religions

Independent – November 30, 1966 Black 92.4%, White 2.7%, Mixed 3.1%, East Indian 1.3%, Other 0.2%, Unspecified 0.2% (2010 est.) Protestant 66.3% (includes Anglican 23.9%, other Pentecostal 19.5%, Adventist 5.9%, Methodist 4.2%, Wesleyan 3.4%, Nazarene 3.2%, Church of God 2.4%, Baptist 1.8%, Moravian 1.2%, other Protestant .8%), Roman Catholic 3.8%, other Christian 5.4% (includes Jehovah's Witness 2.0%, other 3.4%), Rastafarian 1%, other 1.5%, none 20.6%, unspecified 1.2% (2010 est.)

(Source: CIA Factbook 2014)

1.4 Climate The climate, similar to Trinidad and Tobago, is tropical and the rainy season is from June to October. Barbados is frequented by heavy storms and, at times, hurricanes during the Hurricane season. It is often the first point of landfall in the region due to its location along the Hurricane belt.

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1.5 Language Barbados’ official language is English. 1.6 Hours of Business  Commercial: Monday to Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Exceptions occur when the company operates a shift system.  Bank hours: Mondays to Thursdays; 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and up to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. 1.7

Public Holidays Month January January April April April May May August August November December December

1.8

Travel & Transportation

1.8.1

Airline Travel

Day 01 21 03 06 28 01 25 01 03 30 25 26

Observance New Year's Day Errol Barrow Day Good Friday Easter Monday National Heroes Day May Day Whit Monday Emancipation Day Kadooment Day Independence Day Christmas Day Boxing Day

Airport: Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Distance from downtown Bridgetown = 8.31 miles or 13.37 km Approximate driving time: 30 minutes Individual Entry Requirements 1. Valid Passport 2. Airline Ticket Individual Exit Requirements 1. Valid Passport 2. Airline Ticket 3. Departure Tax = The cost is included in the final price of the airline ticket. 1.8.2 Ground Transportation Taxis are consistently reliable in the capital of Bridgetown and it is the recommended means of travel for business visitors.

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1.9 Time Zone UTC-4, which is the same time zone as Trinidad and Tobago. 1.10 Currency Barbadian dollars (BBD) Current Exchange Rate: Barbadian dollars (BBD) per US dollar - $2 (2013 est.) Bank Notes are available in: $2; $5; $10; $20; $50 and $100 Coins are available in: 1¢; 5¢; 10¢; 25¢; 1 dollar 1.11 Communication Calls to Trinidad and Tobago to Barbados = 1-(246)-XXX-XXXX Calls from Barbados to Trinidad and Tobago = 1-(868)-XXX-XXXX

SECTION 2.0: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT 2.1

Economic Performance

GDP (nominal) GDP per Capita Growth GDP by sector Inflation rate Imports partners (2012)

Barbados - Economic Performance $4.5 billion (2013 est.) $15,936 (2013 est.) 0.2% (2013 est.) Agriculture: 1.5% Industry: 15.7%% Services: 82.9% (2012 est.) 1.8%% (2013 est.) Trinidad and Tobago 35.0, USA, 24.6%, European Union 8.4%, Canada *% and China 3.8%

(Source: EU Trade Directorate 2014)vi vii

According to the Market Dynamics report for September 2013, the Government of Barbados, through the assistance of the bilateral talks with the government of China has earmarked $1.5B for infrastructure development of the country’s national stadium. The country plans to redevelop its national port, thereby providing separate cruise and cargo facilities. Additionally, the government announced plans to invest more than $300MM and it will be invested in renewable energy and infrastructure following the amendment to the Electric Light and Power Act. 2.2 Business Barbados ranked 91st in the 2014 Ease of Doing Business report. They ranked 88th in 2013. The main areas of concern are protecting minority investors (177), enforcing contracts (160) and dealing with construction permits (143). (Source World Bank Group 2014)viii

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2.3

Labour Force

Labour Force:

163,584 (2013 est.)

Unemployment:

11.6% (2013 est.)* Agriculture: 2.8% Industry: 19.4% Services: 72.5% (2012 est.)

Labour Force by occupation: *Barbados Statistical Service (Source: World Bank 2014)

2.4

Political Stability and Structure

Prime Minister Government Elections

Mr. Freundel Stuart (February 2013 - Present) Democratic Labor Party or DLP Every 5 years

SECTION 3.0: TRADE ENVIRONMENT 3.1 Import Statistics Barbados’ top 10 imports from the world for the period 2010-2013, are detailed below. Aside from the significant jump in imports between 2010 and 2011, the period 2011-2013 were relatively stable. Barbados Imports from World

HS Code (2 Digit)

Product Description

TOTAL

All products

Value in 2010 1196232

Value in 2011 1775403

Value in 2012 1767767

Value in 2013 1768742

'84

Machinery, nuclear reactors, boilers, etc

125875

146735

121438

126370

'85

Electrical, electronic equipment

85413

110024

94736

120930

'87

Vehicles other than railway, tramway

75485

73323

71023

69379

'30

Pharmaceutical products

70150

64182

62767

64650

'39

Plastics and articles thereof

51408

54038

51798

57773

'22

Beverages, spirits and vinegar

43826

41198

44338

47926

'48

Paper and paperboard, articles of pulp, paper and board Furniture, lighting, signs, prefabricated buildings Miscellaneous edible preparations

41663

43005

41643

43457

31059

30644

29839

35290

30140

29336

31945

33099

Optical, photo, technical, medical, etc. apparatus Dairy products, eggs, honey, edible animal product nest

30011

29150

24659

32785

26749

30648

28579

31304

'94 '21 '90 '04

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3.2 Top Trading Partners Below details the top 10 source of Barbados’ imports for 2013. No.

Country Name

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Trinidad and Tobago USA European Union Canada China Suriname Colombia Guyana Japan Jamaica

Share of Imports from World (%) 35 24.6 8.4 8.0 3.8 2.7 2.1 1.7 1.5 1.3

3.3 Bilateral Trade between Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados In 2013, Barbados’ total imports from Trinidad and Tobago was USD $463,918,000. In 2014, Barbados was the third destination of Trinidad and Tobago’s non-energy exports, making it one of the nation’s largest CARICOM partners.

HS Code (2 Digit)

Product Description

Barbados's imports from Trinidad and Tobago Value in Value in Value in 2011 2012 2013

Barbados’ Top 10 Non-Energy Imports from T&T '22

Beverages, spirits and vinegar

10557

13746

13551

'48

7176

6977

7801

'19

Paper and paperboard, articles of pulp, paper and board Cereal, flour, starch, milk preparations and products

7712

7669

7394

'24

Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes

4997

5007

5639

'34

Soaps, lubricants, waxes, candles, modelling pastes

4944

4865

5153

'21

Miscellaneous edible preparations

4139

5189

4897

'39

Plastics and articles thereof

4652

3692

3714

'73

Articles of iron or steel

1099

1102

2282

'20

Vegetable, fruit, nut, etc. food preparations

2687

2780

2252

'85

Electrical, electronic equipment

1603

2105

1779

510854

463918

TOTAL IMPORTS 2011 – 2013 (Energy & Non-Energy) TOTAL

All products (Energy & Non-Energy)

470945

3.4 Import Tariffs and Taxes The Barbados Customs and Excise is the sole agency responsible for “clearing” all goods which are being imported into Barbados.

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The main import taxes used in Barbados are as follows: o Import Duty o Value added o Excise Tax on motor vehicles, alcohol, petroleum or tobacco Value Added Tax (VAT) The Value Added tax in Barbados is charged at the following rates:1  17.5% - applicable to all taxable supplies and is included in the final price of the product.  7.5% - charged to the hotel sector and direct tourism services.  0% - which applies to supplies outlined in the First Schedule to the VAT Act. These include the supply of a prescribed medical device, a supply of crude oil, a payment known as a service charge payable to hotels, guest houses and restaurants, and the supply of international cruises and certain basic food items such as frozen meat, fish, potatoes, onions, citrus fruits and rice

It is advised to appoint a Customs Broker to direct and counsel on the import process and handle the necessary documentation for goods imported into Barbados. For further information on tariffs and taxes, please contact exporTT Limited. (Source: Business Barbados 2014)ix

3.5 Trade Barriers Barbados is a very open market and is willing to trade in goods and services with Trinidad and Tobago. There are some perceived non-tariff barriers to Barbados products entering Trinidad and Tobago market however exporters will have little problems in accessing this market. 3.6 Prohibited and Restricted Imports According to the Barbados Customs Agency, the following items are prohibited from being imported into Barbados and will be seized if attempts are made to import them: Prohibited • Illegal drugs • Guns, explosives and ammunition • Knives and deadly weapons • Plant and plant products – unless authorised to do so • Meat and meat products – unless authorised to do so • Pets and animals – unless authorised to do so • Foreign rum and matches

1

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• Bags, clothing and other articles made from camouflage material • Radioactive or other hazardous materials • Counterfeit money and goods • Pornographic material Items which are classified as “Restricted” imports need permits/licences from the relevant authorities in Barbados and these documents must be presented to the Barbados Customs and Excise. Also, the item may have to be inspected before it can be imported into the country. If the Customs and Excise detain a “Restricted” item, they will issue a receipt and the item will only be released when the conditions of its detention are satisfied. Restricted • All fruit, vegetables, seeds and like products (Declaration required by Customs Departments) • Meat and meat products (Special Permit from Ministry of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs) • Dogs, cats, caged birds, poultry and other animals (Permit for import of transhipment required) 3.7 Trade Agreements Barbados is part of the following trade agreements:  Caribbean-Canada Trade Agreement (CARIBCAN) – Established in 1986  CARIBBEAN COMMON MARKET (CARICOM) – Treaty of Chaguaramas 4th July 1973; Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas – 2001  CARICOM/VENEZUELA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT – 13th day of October, 1992  CARICOM/COLUMBIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT – 24th day of July 1994  CARICOM/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADE AGREEMENT – 28th day of August 1998  CARIBBEAN BASIN INITIATIVE (CBI) (TO ENTER THE United States of America) established in 1983 by Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA); it came into effect on January 1, 1984  EUROPEAN PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT – 15th October 2008  CARICOM/CUBA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT – 5th July 2000  CARICOM/COSTA RICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT – 9th day of March 2004 Double Taxation Agreements From the year 1970 to present date, Barbados has concluded thirty five Double Taxation Agreements as follows: Country

Date of Signature

The United Kingdom

March 26, 1970

The United Kingdom

April 26, 2012 (Treaty in force December 19 2012, replacing the treaty that was signed March 26, 1970

Canada

January 22, 1980

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Protocol to Barbados Canada DTA

November 8, 2011

USA

December 31, 1984

1st Protocol US/B'dos DTA December 18, 1991 2nd Protocol US/B'dos DTA July 14, 2004 Finland

June 15, 1989

Protocol to Barbados Finland DTA

November 3, 2011

Norway

November 15, 1990

Protocol to Barbados Norway DTA

November 3, 2011

Sweden Protocol to Barbados Sweden DTA

July 01, 1991 November 3, 2011

Switzerland

Agreement extended to Barbados by virtue of Agreement between Switzerland and the U.K., 1954

CARICOM

July 06, 1994

Venezuela

December 11, 1998

Cuba

June 17, 1999

China

May 15, 2000

1st China/B'dos Protocol

February 10, 2010

Malta

December 5, 2001

Protocol to Barbados/Malta September 25, 2013 DTA Mauritius

September 28, 2004

Botswana

February 25, 2005

Austria

February 27, 2006

Kingdom of the Netherlands

November 28, 2006

1st Netherlands/B'dos Protocol

November 27, 2009

Republic of Seychelles

October 19, 2007

Republic of Mexico

April 7th, 2008

Republic of Ghana*

April 22, 2008

Luxembourg The Republic of Panama

December 1, 2009 June 21, 2010

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The Republic of Portugal* October 22, 2010 The Kingdom of Spain

December 1, 2010

Czech Republic

October 26, 2011

Iceland

November 3, 2011

Kingdom of Bahrain

December 3, 2012

State of Qatar*

December 6, 2012

San Marino*

December 14, 2012

Singapore

July 15, 2013

Source: Invest Barbadosx

* Not yet entered into force.

SECTION 4.0: MARKET CHALLENGES Buy Brand Barbados This campaign is contributing to the Barbadian consumer having greater awareness of where products are manufactured. However, Barbados does not manufacture many of the food products it consumes, and as a result the “Buy Brand Barbados” campaign has not enjoyed much success.

SECTION 5.0: TOP MARKET OPPORTUNITIES & PROSPECTS The Barbadian business landscape has been heavily influenced by the infiltration of large companies from Trinidad and Tobago. The not so recent merger of the Barbados Shipping & Trading Company (BS&T) with Neal & Massy has resulted in a change of the ownership and Management of many subsidiary companies. The BS & T group is still a very large and diversified group. The Supercentre Chain of Supermarkets is under the BS & T umbrella which now favours a great deal of Trinidadian products. The major players of the segments are presented by distributors such as SBI, Hanchell Enis, Goddards and some retailers such as Trimart and Popular Supermarkets. Food and Beverages Barbados is a net food importing country. A close look at supermarket shelves revealed a preponderance of products produced in Trinidad and Tobago. The major supermarkets carry these locally manufactured products, the variety of which is limited only by shelf space available. Currently, several of T&T’s food and beverage manufacturers enjoy a commanding presence on the supermarkets’ shelves. However, Supermarkets are open to trying new products which are seen as unique, or are new variants of the traditional lines. A number of Trinidad and Tobago’s beverages were seen in all of the supermarkets visited. There are some Barbadian products in the Soft Drink and Water segments. Also noticed were American

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and Canadian brands but there seems to be a small visibility of products from Latin American producers. This being the case, supermarket owners are willing to try new and innovative products once consistent supply and quality of same are present. Snacks Supermarkets aisles show a very good representation of T&T’s snacks. The only other competing source of product for this category is the US and Argentinian product. The Variety of biscuits from Trinidadian producers is quite vast. Still, there might be room for snacks that are deemed “Healthy” or “Organic” which seems to be a current trend according to one major Supermarket. Condiments In supermarkets, one sees Trinidad produced condiments (mayonnaise, ketchup) from Vemco and National Canners in particular. Swiss Ketchup and Mayonnaise were available in different sizes of spouch packages. Medium to smaller exporters need to invest in improving packaging and making the product more visually attractive for the niche tourist market. E.g. - Several of the products from The Caribbean Coffee House Limited were seen in the duty free section of Cave Shepard as well as the airport. This line was not observed in the mainstream supermarket trade. Miscellaneous Manufactures – Electrical Cables The majority of products are imported from the USA, the UK which seem to dominate the market. However, products from Century Eslon and Bonsal Caribbean Limited were observed in the market albeit in small percentage compared to the total range of products being sold. Some stores indicated they would buy from Trinidad if there was a manufacturer who could supply at the right quality and price. Wood and Wood Related Products – Bedroom Furniture, Mattress Supports Within this sector, there are limited products imported from Trinidad and Tobago at this time. Most Lumber is being imported from Brazil, Costa Rica, and Canada and to a small extent, Guyana. At the moment there are no producers of lumber in Trinidad. However, speaking with one retailer of high end furniture there could be opportunity for CARICOM produced high quality wooden furniture pieces if available at the right price. Printing & Packaging Products such as toilet paper were included in this sector, which we observed had eight brands in one of the lower end supermarkets. A couple of brands are being sourced from CARICOM. This suggests a competitive sector. However, price being a key consideration, there were few extra regional brands. For Labels, at the premium level there is one major supplier with good international relations with major manufacturers. However, at the lower end, this manufacturer does not compete which could suggest an opportunity for manufacturers of labels from Trinidad & Tobago.

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SECTION 6.0: MARKET ENTRY STRATEGIES 6.1 Using a Distributor Distributors with strong relationships with the down trade as well as the bigger retail outlets can get maximum coverage for products. Whilst larger distributors will guarantee placement in the larger supermarket chains, they may not reach the smaller groceries and convenience shops/corner shops located all across the country. Independent distributors tend to work more with every single retailer. They may be however limited in getting into the larger chain supermarkets that are linked to the large distributors. 6.2 Private Labelling This method can yield several advantages to the exporter for example, they would not have to invest time and money in developing the brand in the market, it eliminates the middleman as it will be exported directly to the retailer (or distributor) and they get higher margins for the product. However, there is the disadvantage that the product is not associated with the exporter so they will need to build a brand following for their label. 6.3 Contract Packing This involves the customer using his own formulation under their own label. Like the previous method this one has several advantages and disadvantages. A disadvantage to this method is that it prevents country branding for the product; but the advantages include not having to invest time in money in developing the brand and product in the market, it eliminates the middleman as it will be exported directly to the retailer (or distributor). 6.4 Exporting directly to a retail establishment Several retailers in Barbados opt to purchase items from distributors as well as directly from manufactures/exporters. This enables the manufacturer to have more control in the selection of retailers for it product. Eliminating the middle man also makes the manufacturer more aware of who are the most likely consumers of their products and as well as affording them the opportunity to make a higher profit. Two drawbacks to this using method are as follows: i. The manufacturer/exporter will have to handle all of the logistics for the transaction. ii. You might not be able to responds to you customer as soon as a problem arises. 6.5 Establishing an Office Under the Caribbean Single Market Economy (Article 32.5 – Revised Treaty), CARICOM nationals can establish business operations in any of the Member States that are part of the arrangement such as Barbados. Although such a strategy is very costly to implement, it can be advantageous to the exporter as they will have more control of the marketing and distribution of their product in Barbados. Exporters seeking to establish an office in Barbados should acquaint themselves with the established procedures for such an undertaking as well as seek the advice of a legal professional.

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Further information can be obtained from Invest Barbados http://www.investbarbados.org/

SECTION 7.0: SELLING, MARKETING AND PROMOTION 7.1 Selling Factors/Techniques Selling factors and techniques are described in the following five steps to master the selling process. Steps

1. Greeting

2. Ask questions to understand the prospect 3. Present Benefits

4. Handle Objections

5. Close

Other Tips

Description You need to ‘arrest’ the buyer:  Pay attention to dress, hygiene, grooming, handshake, etc.  Treat the buyer’s business card with respect and present your business card in a professional manner.  Speak clearly, paying attention to voice, tone, eye contact, etc.  Use correct titles and surnames.  Have a positive body language. Don’t ask direct questions but ask leading questions in a conversation type manner to find out the buyer’s need and what he/she is looking for. Present the benefits of your product/s or service/s in a manner that aligns them to the need of the buyer. If the buyer is not interested in your product/s or service/s, don’t end the meeting in despair, remain calm. Instead, take the opportunity to find out more about the market and their needs so that you can possibly make adjustments to your product to suit their needs. It is very important to know and agree on the next steps which should include a thank you email which captures the essence of the conversation and the activities that would follow.  Be prepared  Know your business and your products  Be confident  Be a persuasive negotiator  Confirm appointments at least 24 hours in advance and be on time.  Prepare your marketing tools e.g. brochures, samples, PowerPoint presentations, etc. and make them come alive with images.  Take notes and bring a notetaker.

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7.2 Trade Promotion Locally, exporTT offers trade promotion programmes periodically, including trade missions, trade shows, trade fairs, matchmaking events, conferences, etc. These programmes are conducted with a pre-approved budget and with an element of co-financing with the exporter for some activities. 7.3 Distribution and Sales Channels Although some retailers import products directly from overseas manufactures, the traditional and more often used method is importing using a distributor or importer. The distributor will usually sell the product to the retailers who then sells them to the consumer. There are a few distributors operating in the country which are also retailers. Sometimes the distributors works with the manufacturers in the development of their marketing campaigns and they may also share in the cost of the campaign. Other manufacturers who may have the financial resources to fund their campaigns may use the services of the distributor to assist with the implementation of the campaign. 7.4 Pricing Barbados is a small, “open� economy and its consumers are perceived to be very loyal to the brands that they know. However, a recent trend that has been seen whereby some customers are sacrificing quality for price. Currently the Barbados market can be viewed as price sensitive and as a result exports should ensure that the products need to be priced competitively. Also because the market is open, there is an influx of competing products from all over the world including China and Latin America. Appendix I shows the price comparison of several consumer products. 7.5 Shipping Information Two of the shipping lines which exporters in Trinidad can use to send items to Tobago are CMA CGA and Mediterranean Shipping Company (T&T) Limited. The transit time between the islands can be as little as one day. Consolidation with other exporters Smaller manufacturers who cannot fill a container of products should use PLIPDECO’s Less than a Container Load (LCL) initiative and consolidate the shipment with other exporters. This allows exporters to Barbados the ability to ship less than container load quantities and at preferential rates because now they do not have to pay for the shipment of the whole container but only the portion of the container utilised. For Further information on the LCL Initiative: http://www.plipdeco.com/main/index.php?page=lcl-export-initiative-2

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SECTION 8.0: REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS 8.1 Standards Trinidad & Tobago enjoys duty free access for certain or qualified products into Barbados because the country is a member of CARICOM. The import regulations and health requirements are generally harmonised across the CARICOM territories and this is maintained as a result of the on-going work of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards & Quality (CROSQ). 8.2 Product Shipment/Samples Samples with “no commercial value” are shipped free into the country, while samples with commercial value are charged the normal rates of duties. 8.3 Packaging, Labelling and Marking Requirements Barbados follows labelling requirements set out in the Caribbean Community Standard for Requirements for Labelling. See Appendix II. 8.4 Customs Regulations On average it takes 3 days to comply with the Procedure to Import in Barbados. The six documents required to import are as follows: 1. Commercial Invoice 2. Packing List 3. Bill of Lading 4. Customs Import Declaration 5. Import License 6. Certificate of Origin* Certificate of Origin exporTT’s Trade Facilitation Office is charged with the responsibility of certifying all products and determining their eligibility for preferential treatment into countries which Trinidad and Tobago has a trade agreement with. In this regard, exporters should complete the following steps to determine their eligibility for preferential access: • Completion of Factory Visit Form (Information Furnished in Support of Declaration of Origin • Payment ($400.00) • Visit by a Certification Officer • Inspection on process of production, raw material and relevant documentation Please see Appendix III for a sample Certificate of Origin

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SECTION 9.0: TRADE EVENTS AND FAIRS The Barbados Manufacturers’ Exhibition (BMEX) will be held on May 22 – 25, 2015. This exhibition which is hosted by the Barbados Manufacturers Association is an annual event was first held in the year 1981 and showcased only local furniture. In the year 1997 the exhibition was changed into an international exhibition and its exhibitors include both CARICOM and Non CARICOM countries. Two of the stated objectives of the exhibition are as follows:  “to further develop and foster trading relationships between manufacturers/exporters and consumers worldwide with special emphasis on CARIFORUM member states, Venezuela, and other South and Central American countries,…  And to facilitate the exchange of views and information leading to the formation of joint ventures.” Further changes were made in the year 2006, as the exhibition now focuses on three main industries; Food, fashion and Furniture.

SECTION 10.0: FINANCING EXPORTS TO BARBADOS exporTT Limited provides a Co-financing Service, through which an exporter can be reimbursed (50% reimbursement) for the following market access activities: a. Product Registration b. Trademark Registration c. Product Testing d. Translation & Interpretation Services e. Legal representation for product, brand and trademark registration f. Booth rental at trade shows g. Business to business matchmaking services h. Shipping of samples i. In-store marketing and promotions j. Booth design at trade shows k. Ground transportation for exporTT led groups at trade missions and trade shows l. Brand registration m. Label modification n. Registration at international capacity building forum/workshop Please contact the following person or any other exporTT representative for more information on these services:

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Mr. Crisen Maharaj Manager- Capacity Building and Programme Financing exporTT Limited 151B Charlotte Street Port of Spain Tel.: (868) 623-5507 ext. 362 Fax: (868) 625-8126 Mobile: (868) 796-4276 Email: cmaharaj@exportt.co.tt Website: www.exportt.co.tt In addition to local banks, to obtain information on financing exports to Barbados, please contact: Mr. Shaun Waldron Manager, Credit & Business Development Export Import Bank of Trinidad & Tobago Limited #30 Queen's Park West, Port of Spain Phone: 1-(868)-628-2762 ext. 288 Fax: 1-(868) -628-9370 Email: swaldron@eximbanktt.com Website: www.eximbanktt.com

SECTION 11.0: CONTACT INFORMATION 11.1 Trinidad and Tobago Office

Contact Information Roann David Export Officer Export Promotions

exporTT Limited

exporTT Limited 151B Charlotte Street Port of Spain Tel: 1-868-623-5507 ext. 226 Mobile: 1-868-477-8031 Fax: 1-868-625-8126 Email: rdavid@exportt.co.tt Web: www.exportt.co.tt

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Customs & Excise Division

Shipping Agencies

Customs and Excise Division Ministry of Finance Custom House Nicholas Court Cor. Abercromby Street and Independence Square Port of Spain Phone: (868) 625-3311-9 Ext 335-8 Shipping Association of Trinidad & Tobago 15 Scott Bushe Street, Port of Spain Phone: (868)625-2388, (868)623-3355 Fax: (868)623-8570 Email: om@shipping.co.tt Web: http://shipping.co.tt/member%20search.php?id=1&page=1

11.2 Barbados Office National Standards Institute

Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade

Customs & Excise Department

Industrial Development Corporation

Contact Information Barbados National Standards Institute Flodden, Culloden Road St. Michael Barbados Website: http://www.bnsi.bb/ Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry Braemar Court, Deighton Road St. Michael Barbados Phone: (246) 434-4750 Fax: (246) 228-2907 Email: bcci@bdscham.com Website: www.barbadoschamberofcommerce.com Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade 1 Culloden Road St. Michael, Barbados BB14018 Phone: (246) 431-2200 Customs & Excise Department HEADQUARTERS 2nd Floor West Wing Warrens Office Complex Warrens Phone: (246) 310-2300 Barbados Industrial Development Corporation (BIDC) Export Development and Promotion Division

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Manufacturers Association

Chamber of Commerce and Industry

P.O. Box 1250, Pelican House Bridgetown BB110000, Barbados, W.I. Tel: (246) 427-5350/467-8513 Cell: (246) 253-8766 Fax: (246) 426-7802 E-mail: strotman@bidc.org Website: www.bidc.com Barbados Manufacturers Association Suite 201; Harbour Industrial Estate Bridgetown #246-426-4474 Website: http://www.bma.bb/ Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Braemar Court, Deighton Road, St. Michael Tel: (246) 434-4750 Website: http://www.barbadoschamberofcommerce.com/

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Appendix I – Price Comparisons Price Comparison: Cost-U-Less Supermarket

Cost-U-Less Product

Competitors

Heinz

Ketchup

Swiss jumbo Swiss econo-pack Swiss Spouch Hellmanns

Mayonnaise

Kraft Light Kraft regular Swiss Swiss Spigetti Swiss Macaroni Lansoni Ronzoni Spigetti Ronzoni Elbow Swiss Twiss Swiss Large Elbows

Pasta

Roma Tropical twist Eigo Elbo

Price/Stand Weight/Size Bottle Size ard Bottle /Volume Size

25.99 6.99 8.99 7.48

44 OZ 2 Litres 750 750 ml

21.99 10.99 9.99 13.99

64 Oz 30 Oz 30 Oz 16 OZ

8.69 8.37 6.39 6.39 6.39 8.39 7.89 9.98 27.69

400 gm 400 gm 454 gm 454 gm 454 gm 300 300 gm 250 1 lb

24.99 25.99 11.99 9.48 9.98

4 lbs 1 lbs 1 lbs 400 gm 250

11.49 9.99 21.99 19.48 25.99

740 gm 420 43.3 Oz 44.3 Oz 38 Oz

11.99 9.99

13.5 Oz 650 gm

Type of container

Eigo Spigetti Eigo Penne Ische Roma Roma Tropical twist Sunshine Frosted Flakes Sunshine Raisin Brand Kellogg's raisin brand

Cereal

Kellogg's Cornflakes Kellogg's Special K Post Honey Bunch of Oats Post Blue berry morning Universal Cornflakes

Quality of Best Buy Packaging Date? (rate out of Yes/No 10)

Expiry Date? Yes/No

Bar Code Yes/No

2 Pack

US Trinidad Trinidad Trinidad

Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y

2 Packs

US US US Trinidad

Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y

Trinidad Trinidad US US US Trinidad Trinidad Costa Rica US US US 5 US US Costa Rica Costa Rica

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Trinidad Trinidad US US US US US

Y

Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

3 Packs

4 Pack 4 Pack Single Pack Single Pack Single Pack 4 Pack 4 pack 5 Packs

Eigo Elbow Pasta Eigo Twin Colour

Country Produced

4 Pack 4 Pack 4 pack Box Box Box Box Box Box Box Box


Cost-U-Less Product

Competitors

Blue Waters Blue Waters

Water

Zephyrills Niagara Bottled water Crystal Geiser

Price/Stand Weight/Size Bottle Size ard Bottle /Volume Size

2.49 NP 26.89 16.99 5.99

1.5 L 5L 500 ml 8 Oz 1 Gal

Type of container

Country Produced

Trinidad Trinidad 32 Pack US 35 Pack Canada Plastic Bottle US Plastic Bottle Plastic Bottle

Quality of Best Buy Packaging Date? (rate out of Yes/No 10)

Expiry Date? Yes/No

Y Y Y Y Y

Bar Code Yes/No

Y Y Y Y Y

Cost-U-Less Product

TISSUE

Competitors

Charmin Cushion Soft

Price

No of Rolls No. Sheets Single/Two Ply /pack

59.99 42.99

24 Two 40 Two

Country Produced

Quality of Best Buy Packaging Date? (rate out of Yes/No 10)

Expiry Date? Yes/No

US Trinidad

Bar Code Yes/No

Y Y

Cost-U-Less Product

Competitors

Type of container

19.99 46.99 17.99 14.28

3.8 L 112.5 Oz 128 Oz 121 Oz

plastic bottle

59.99 29.99 16.98

100 125 Oz 101 Oz

plastic bottle

37.98

100 Fl Oz

Gain

49.99

150 Fl Oz

Woolite

44.98

133 Oz

Woolite

44.98

133 Oz

Disiclin

BLEACH

Price/Stand Weight/Size Bottle Size ard Bottle /Volume Size

Chlorox Fabulosa LoMax Tide - 2X Conc. 64 Loads Extra Calypso Blue Wash

LIQUID Gain - 2X Conc 48 Loads DETERGENT

Country Produced

Curacau

Quality of Best Buy Packaging Date? (rate out of Yes/No 10)

Expiry Date? Yes/No

Bar Code Yes/No

Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y

US

Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y

US

Y

Y

plastic bottle

Canada

Y

Y

plastic bottle

Canada

Y

Y

plastic bottle plastic bottle

Jamaica

plastic bottle

US plastic bottle US Trinidad


Price Comparison: Trimart International (Sky Mall)

Trimart International Mall (Sky Mall) Product

Competitors

Snuggle Fay Harbour Bay

Tissue

Price

2.99 2.69 1.99

Roses Comfy Fay

2.23 1.29

Snuggle Table

Table Napkins

Naps

3.18 3.29

Quick & Easy Snuggle

3.89

No. Sheets

Single/Two Ply

No/pack

4 300 500 50 300 300 300

4 Two 2 Two 1 Two 1 Two 1 Two 1 Two 1 Two

100 100 100 100

Single Single Single Single

Quality of Country Packaging Produced (rate out of 10)

Best Buy Date? Yes/No

Expiry Date? Yes/No

Bar Code Yes/No

Trinidad Barbados Grenada Grenada Trinidad Barbados Trinidad

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Trinidad Jamaica Grenada Trinidad

Y Y Y Y

Trimart International Mall (Sky Mall) Product

Competitors

Lanher Ultra Tril Pomolive

Dish Washing Liquid

Tuff Kleen Joy Dawn

5.90 5.89 4.59 3.60 10.39 11.49

Liby Quix Fish Det Supa Shure Bop Knock Out Bug Off

Type of container

plastic bottle

4.09 6.39 7.99

750 ml 750 Oz 414 ml 900 ml 887 ml 887 ml 900 ml 650 ml 900 ml 7.5 ml

7.99 7.79 7.19 7.39 7.29 7.39

400 ml 400 ml 400 ml 400 ml 450 ml 450 ml

can

Sun Dish Easy

Insect Spray

Price/Stan Weight/Siz Bottle Size dard e/Volume Bottle Size

plastic bottle plastic bottle plastic bottle plastic bottle plastic bottle plastic bottle plastic bottle plastic bottle plastic bottle

can can can

Quality of Country Packaging Produced (rate out of 10)

Expiry Date? Yes/No

Bar Code Yes/No

Trinidad Jamaica US Trinidad US US Surinam UK China Trinidad

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Guyana Trinidad Barbados Barbados

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y

can can

Best Buy Date? Yes/No

Trinidad


Price Comparison: Carlton & A1 Supermarket

Carlton & A1 Supermarket Product

Competitors

Price

3.85 2.75 2.55 1.35 1.35

Snuggle Quick & Easy

Napkins

Economy Economy Quick & Easy

No. Sheets

Sizing

Quality of Quantity per Country Packaging pack Produced (rate out of 10)

100 Pk 100 Pk 100 Pk 50 Pk 50 Pk

Trinidad Grenada 100 Barbados 50 Barbados 50 Grenada 100 100

Best Buy Date? Yes/No

Expiry Date? Yes/No

Y Y Y Y Y

Bar Code Yes/No

Y Y Y Y Y

Carlton & A1 Supermarket Product

Competitors

Price/Stan Weight/Siz Bottle Size dard e/Volume Bottle Size

Swiss

35 Oz 36 Oz 750 Ml 750 ml

Hellmanns

8.80

15 Oz

plastic bottle

7.45 6.55 6.55 6.35

16 Oz 375 ml 375 ml 375 ml

plastic bottle

Plastic

Trinidad Trinidad Trinidad

1.90 3.25 1.80 1.82

400 gm 800 gm 400 gm 400 gm

pack

5.19 8.10 8.05 7.15 4.25

285 gm 284 gm 312 gm 290 gm 280 gm

bottle

High Top Grace

Kraft

Mayonnaise

High Top Maybel Matouks Swiss Swiss

Macaroni

Roma Roma Catelli Amanda Grace Jerk

Seasoning

Quality of Country Packaging Produced (rate out of 10)

7.55 6.00 2.65 3.20

Huns

Ketchup

Type of container

Grace Mild Jerk Matouks Jerk Carinnean treats

Bottle Bottle Sachet Spouch

US US Jamaica Trinidad

Glass

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Trinidad

Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y

Barbados Jamaica Jamaica Trinidad Barbados

Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y

pack pack

bottle bottle bottle

Bar Code Yes/No

Y Y Y Y

pack

bottle

Expiry Date? Yes/No

Y Y Y Y

US plastic bottle US Glass

Best Buy Date? Yes/No


Price Comparison: Popular Discount Supermarket Popular Discount Product

Competi tors

Pri ce/Sta n Wei ght/Si z Bottl e Si ze da rd e/Vol ume Bottl e Si ze

Gol den Del i ght

1.89 2.19 1.89 8.69

500 500 500 4

Ka ri bbea n Fl a vours

2.89

500 ml

Ma bel 's Ma touks

Vinegar

Gol den Del i ght

Hel l ma nns

Mayonnaise

Hel l ma nns Kra ft regul a r Swi s s

250 20 375 375

ml Oz ml ml

Gl a s s

1.89 2.19 2.15 3.85 2.79

2.8 177 3 5.5 5 5 170 160 5 375

Oz ml Fl Oz Oz Oz Oz gm mL Oz ml

Bottl e

Gra ce Goya Ba ron's Sta r Fl a vor Ca ri bbea n Trea ts Aunt Ma ys Ama nda s Country Boy Forde's

Product

Competi tors

Whi te Rock Gi nger Al e Bus ta Bus ta Bus ta Tropi ca na Frutee Cl ea r

SODAS & JUICES

Frutee Frutee Ca ri bbea n Cool Fruta Fruta Ceres Appl e & Eve Frui ta bl es

Product

Competi tors

Ros es Ha rbour Ba y Economy Soft Wea ve Softy

TISSUE

Cha rmi n Ul tra Soft Cha rmi n Ba s i c Cottona i r Sel pa k Ti s -U Ti s -U

Pl a s ti c bottl e

4.65 11.99 NP 5.89

Ea ton's

PEPPER SAUCE

ml ml ml L

Type of conta i ner

NP 2.29 2.49 2.89 3.99

Gl a s s Pl a s ti c Bottl e

Bottl e Bottl e Bottl e Bottl e Bottl e Bottl e Bottl e Bottl e Bottl e

Pri ce/Sta n Wei ght/Si z Bottl e Si ze da rd e/Vol ume Bottl e Si ze

Type of conta i ner

1.69 0.89 1.35 2.39 0.79 0.99 1.75 9.75

600 12 20 1 20 12 20 12

ml Oz Oz Litre Oz Oz Oz Oz

pl a s ti c bottl e

1.89 1.19 1.25 1.65 1.45

500 315 250 200 200

ml ml ml ml ml

Pri ce

6.59 9.99 5.99 5.85 5.49 9.99 7.49 5.99 5.49 12.75 6.49

No. Sheets

Country Produced

Qua l i ty of Pa cka gi ng (ra te out of 10)

Trinidad Trinidad Barbados Trinidad Trinidad

Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y

US US US Trinidad

Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y

Jamaica Jamaica Puerto Rico St. Lucia Barbados Barbados Barbados Barbados Barbados Barbados

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Country Produced

Qua l i ty of Pa cka gi ng (ra te out of 10)

Ba r Code Yes /No

pl a s ti c bottl e

Trinidad

Y

Y

South Africa US

Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y

pl a s ti c bottl e pl a s ti c bottl e

Ca n pl a s ti c bottl e Tetra Pa k Tetra Pa k

Si ngl e/Two Pl y

6 4 4 6 4 12 6

Expi ry Da te? Yes /No

6 Pk

pl a s ti c bottl e

300 164 264 300 300 300 300

Bes t Buy Da te? Yes /No

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

pl a s ti c bottl e

6 6 6

Ba r Code Yes /No

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

pl a s ti c bottl e

500 300

Expi ry Da te? Yes /No

Trinidad Trinidad Trinidad Trinidad Jamaica Barbados Barbados Barbados

pl a s ti c bottl e

No of Rol l s /pa ck

Bes t Buy Da te? Yes /No

two two two One One two two two two

Country Produced

Grenada Grenada Barbados Trinidad US US Trinidad Turkey Trinidad Trinidad

Qua l i ty of Pa cka gi ng (ra te out of 10)

Bes t Buy Da te? Yes /No

Expi ry Da te? Yes /No

Ba r Code Yes /No

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Di s tri butor

RHS Marketing Ltd.

Di s tri butor

S.M. Jaleel & Co Ltd.

Di s tri butor

Caribbean Paper

Trinidad Tissue Limited


Popular Discount Product

Competi tors

Pri ce

No. Sheets

No of Rol l s /pa ck

3.99

Sol o

5.99 2.65 2.99 2.99

Economy Ha nd Towel s Economy Ha nd Towel s Scott

Turkey Turkey

80 100

100 100 50 50 50 50 50 50 50

1 two 1 one 1 one 1 one 1 one 1 one 1 one 1 one 1 one

Trinidad Trinidad Barbados Trinidad Trinidad

Ha rbour Ba y

PAPER TOWELS & Soft N'Pretty Luncheon Na pki ns 2.89 LUNCHEON Soft Wea ve Luncheon na pki ns NP NAPKINS

1.55 1.39 1.45 1.59 1.35 1.39

Dynex Na pki ns

Soft Wea ve Luncheon na pki ns Soft N'Pretty Luncheon Na pki ns Roya l Ti s -U Ta bl e Qui ck N'Ea s y Na pki ns

Product

Competi tors

NP

Pri ce/Sta n Wei ght/Si z Bottl e Si ze da rd e/Vol ume Bottl e Si ze

2.39 5.25 3.45 7.35 2.85 2.59

Supreme Supreme Cl orox

LIQUID Cl orox CHLORINE Furnes s BLEACH

Spotl es s

Y

Y

Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y

Trinidad Trinidad

Y

Y

Y

Y

US US Trinidad

Y Y Y

Y Y Y

Guyana Barbados

Y Y

Y Y

Trinidad Trinidad

Y Y

Y Y

Chemecon Ltd

Curacao Curacao Curacao Curacao US Mexico Mexico Mexico Trinidad

Y

Y

Antillean Soap Company

Y Y Y Y Y y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y

6.65 6.35

400 ml 400 ml

ca n

Angel 3 i n 1

4.99

1L 900 ml

pl a s ti c bottl e

443 ml 828 ml 828 ml 1.66 L 709 ml 1.65 L 828 ml 500 ml 750 ml

pl a s ti c bottl e

Di s i cl i n

DISINFECT- Di s i cl i n ANT Di s i cl i n CLEANER

Pi ne Sol Fa bul os a m Fa bul os a Bl ue Wa s h

NP 7.58 4.49 3.65 3.79

Expi ry Da te? Yes /No

Trinidad Trinidad Jamaica Trinidad

Bop

3.15 8.99 4.99 9.75

Bes t Buy Da te? Yes /No

Pl a cti c Bottl e

Pl a s ti c Bottl e

Di s i cl i n

Qua l i ty of Pa cka gi ng (ra te out of 10)

Pl a cti c Bottl e

Pl a s ti c Bottl e

Pl a s ti c Bottl e Pl a s ti c Bottl e

ca n

pl a s ti c bottl e

Twi n Pa ck Si ngl e pl a s ti c bottl e pl a s ti c bottl e pl a s ti c bottl e pl a s ti c bottl e pl a s ti c bottl e pl a s ti c bottl e

Ba r Code Yes /No

John Dickinson

Trinidad trading Company Ltd.

414 ml 414 ml 725 ml

Ra i n Fres h

Trinidad Trinidad Grenada

Trinidad Trinidad

Pl a cti c Bottl e

2.99 3.49 5.65

Fi s h

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Trinidad Tissue Limited

Ansa McAl

Pl a cti c Bottl e

Pl a s ti c Bottl e

Aja x DISH WASHING Pa l mol i ve LIQUID Qui x

Y

Y

Pl a cti c Bottl e

100 Fl Oz. 1.8 L

Bl ue Wa s h

Barbados Barbados US Grenada

Y

Pl a cti c Bottl e

8.69 10.99

123 Hea vy Detergent

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Pl a s ti c Bottl e

Tri l LIQUID DETERGENT Ul tra Whi ter Wa s h

Di s tri butor

Y Y Y Y Y Y

50 Fl Oz.

Ea s y Wa s h

Ba r Code Yes /No

Dom Rep Dom Rep Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Trinidad Trinidad

Pl a cti c Bottl e

5L 5L

NP

Expi ry Da te? Yes /No

Pl a cti c Bottl e

10.99 11.99 10.75 5.15

Whi ter Wa s h

Bes t Buy Da te? Yes /No

Country Produced

1L 2L

Cl ea n & Whi te

INSECT SPRAY

1L 1.89 L 16 Oz 1.8 L 1L 1L

Qua l i ty of Pa cka gi ng (ra te out of 10)

Type of conta i ner

2.59

Johnny Whi te

Country Produced

2 one 4 one 1 one 1 two 1 two

Sel pa k Kl eenex Vi va Pa per

Si ngl e/Two Pl y

Y Y

Di s tri butor

Barco Caribbean Ltd. International Cosmetic Ltd

Furness Chemical Ltd

Colgate Palmolive Chemtrax Ltd


Price Comparison: Super Centre, Sargent’s Village Super Centre-Sargents Village Product

Competitors

Price/Stan Weight/Siz Bottle Size dard e/Volume Bottle Size

4.89 3.15 5.15 5.95 3.99

Home Home

Tomato Mabel's Ketchup Grace

Swis s Spouch Heinz IGA

Vinegar

Matouk's Mabel's Mabel's MP Mabel's Matouk's

Mayonnaise

IGA Kraft Miracle Whip Kraft Mayo Swis s Grace Hot Pepper Sauce Wind Mill Hot Pepper Sauce Home Pepper Sauce Home Pepper Sauce Star Pepper Sauce

PEPPER SAUCE

Caribbean Treats Pepper Sauce Aunt Mays Hot Pepper Sauce Delis h Hot Pepper Sauce Matouk's Flambeau Souce Kavo's Pepper Sauce Baron Wes t Indian Hot Sauce Baron Pepper Sauce Clas s ic

Product

Competitors

Type of container

750 ml 750 ml 750 ml 632 gm 750 ml

Glas s Bottle

13.99 2.99 2.29 2.25 4.39 2.19

1 Gallon 16 Oz 500 ml 500 ml 1L 500 ml

Plas tic Bottle

6.89 6.49 13.25 6.75 7.69 6.25

375 ml 375 ml 650 ml 15 Oz 15 Oz 375 ml

Glas s

3 Fl Oz 150 ml 142 ml 375 ml 375 ml 375 ml 170 gm 170 gm 300 ml 190 gm 14 Oz 14 Oz

Bottle

2.29 2.55 3.05 4.85 5.09 3.95 2.45 2.85 5.05 7.69 6.35 6.35

Price/Stan Weight/Siz Bottle Size dard e/Volume Bottle Size

Barbados Barbados Glas s Bottle Trinidad Glas s Bottle Jamaica Spouch Trinidad

Barbados Trinidad Plas tic Bottle Trinidad Plas tic Bottle Trinidad Bag

Plas tic Bottle

Glas s

US US Plas tic Bottle Trinidad Plas tic Bottle Plas tic Bottle

Bottle Bottle Bottle Bottle Bottle Bottle Bottle Bottle Bottle Bottle Bottle Type of container

3.59 4.09 3.55 5.29

16 Oz 540 ml 540 ml 1 Litre 500 ml 500 ml 250 ml 1 Litre 315 ml

Glas s bottle

Pine Hill Juice Drink Caribbean Cool Fruta Fruta Ceres Fruta Fruit Punch

2.95 1.59 7.05 1.89

Trinidad Trinidad

Squeeze plas tic

Tetra Pak

Grace Tropical Rhythms

US

Plas tic Bottle

250 ml 1 Litre 250 ml 250 ml

SODAS & Trinidad Orange Juice JUICES Staff Orange Ajuice

Quality of Packaging (rate out of 10)

Bag

1.05 Dimes Premium 100% Fruit Juice 1.65 Kern's Nectar 1.85 Dewlands 2.09 Geddy's Bom Fruit Drink

Country Produced

Tetra Pak Tetra Pak Tetra Pak

CAN

Jamaica Barbados Barbados Barbados Barbados Barbados Barbados Barbados Trinidad Guyana Barbados Barbados Country Produced

plas tic bottle

Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Bes t Buy Date? Yes /No

Expiry Date? Yes /No

Bar Code Yes /No

Y

Y Y Y

Y Y Y

Jamaica Trinidad

Y

Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Barbados Trinidad

plas tic bottle Al can

Bar Code Yes /No

Y

plas tic bottle Tetra Pak

Expiry Date? Yes /No

Jamaica Turkey US New Zealand

CAN Tetra Pak

Quality of Packaging (rate out of 10)

Bes t Buy Date? Yes /No

South Africa US

Dis tributor

National Canners Ltd.

Dis tributor

S.M. Jaleel & Co Ltd.


Super Centre-Sargents Village Product

Competitors

Price

60 gm 42 gm 8 Oz 105 gm 4.5 Oz 4.5 Oz 4.5 Oz 90 gm 90 gm

Pk

1.86 11.99 1.82 2.29 1.71 2.09

400 gm 1 kg 14 Oz 100 gm 400 gm 300 gm

4 Pack

Bermudez Digestive Frito Lay Party Mix WIBISCO Shirley

Snacks & Arcor Crystal Mints Sweets

Arcor Assorted Sweets Arcor Assorted Toffees KC Candy Ginger Toffees KC Candy Creamy Toffees

Essential Waitrose

Pasta

Catelli Award Spigetti Mumms Macaroni Award Elbows 300g

Product

Competitors

Price

1.09 7.45 2.49 4.95 9.99

Cotton Air

Toilet Tissue

Cottonair Home Home IGA

Product

Competitors

LIQUID Home CHLORINE Supreme BLEACH Clorox Lily Bubbles

Laundry Lily Bubbles Powder Detergent Radiante Breeze Disiclin Disiclin

DISINFECT- Mistolin ANT Dyno CLEANER Fabulosa Fabulosa Blue Wash

Size

Type of container

2.15 0.60 4.69 1.89 3.29 3.29 3.29 2.55 2.49

Bermudez Nibbles

Swiss Macaroni

Weight/Siz e/Volume

No. Sheets

pk Pk Pk Pk Pk Pk Pk Pk

Single Pack Single Pack

1 Two 6 two 1 Two 4 two 4 two

2.09

475 mL

Type of container

Trinidad UK Barbados

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y

Country Produced

Country Produced

Barbados Dom Rep Plactic Bottle Puerto Rico

4.99 9.99 6.95 10.35

900 gm 1.75 kg 1750 gm 900 gm

bag

3.83 5.50 4.45 5.65 8.40 6.60 4.75

443 ml 828 ml 828 ml 250 ml 1.65 L 750 ml 750 ml

plastic bottle

bag bag bag

Trinidad Trinidad Australia Trinidad

Curacao Curacao plastic bottle Puerto Rico Single

plastic bottle

Mexico plastic bottle Mexico plastic bottle Trinidad plastic bottle

Quality of Packaging (rate out of 10)

Best Buy Date? Yes/No

Expiry Date? Yes/No

Bar Code Yes/No

Distributor

AMR Trading AMR Trading AMR Trading

Distributor

Y Y Y Y Y

Trinidad Barbados Barbados Barbados

Plactic Bottle

16 Oz

Bar Code Yes/No

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Plactic Bottle

3.99

Expiry Date? Yes/No

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Single Pack Single/Two Ply

Best Buy Date? Yes/No

Trinidad Trinidad Trinidad Barbados Argentina Argentina Argentina Trinidad Trinidad

Single Pack

Price/Stan Weight/Siz Bottle Size dard e/Volume Bottle Size

NP

Quality of Packaging (rate out of 10)

Single Pack

No of Rolls /pack

300

Country Produced

Quality of Packaging (rate out of 10)

Best Buy Date? Yes/No

Expiry Date? Yes/No

Bar Code Yes/No

Y Y Y

Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y Y

Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

Distributor

Antillean Soap Company

Simplex Trading

Colgate Palmolive Chemtrax Ltd


Appendix II – Caribbean Community Standard For Requirements For Labelling (Labelling of pre-packaged goods) TABLE OF CONTENTS 0. FOREWORD 2 -3 1.0 SCOPE 3-4 2.0 DEFINITIONS 4 -8 3.0 REQUIREMENTS 8 -13 4.0 USE OF STANDARD MARKS 13 -14 5.0 ADVICE ON LABELS 14 6.0 CONFLICT 14 7.0 REGISTRATION OF LABELS PROGRAMME 15 0.

FOREWORD 0.1 This standard was prepared by the Caribbean Common Market Standards Council and approved by the Council of Ministers in December 1978 for use as a voluntary standard. 0.2

It is recommended that each Territory of the Caribbean community should adopt this standard as a compulsory standard to prevent fraud and deception arising from misleading labelling and to give adequate information to the consumer or user of prepackaged goods. 0.2.1

0.3

This standard was prepared at an early stage as the Caribbean Common Market Standards Council had indicated those standards for labelling would be given high priority.

As many goods for retail sale are commonly sold prepackaged by the manufacturer, the packager, or the retailer, it was recognized that provisions for the information to be given on labels of prepackaged goods would help the consumer or purchaser to assess the quality of goods and their relation to his or her needs and resources. 0.3.1 It is hoped that this standard will also assist manufacturers in meeting the requirements for labelling imposed on countries outside the Caribbean Community.

0.4

In drafting this standard, assistance was derived from the following: I. The Food and Drugs (Amendment) Regulations (1974) – Trinidad and Tobago; II. The Consumer Packaging and Labeling act (1971) and Regulations (1974) – Canada; and III. TTS 21 10 500 Part – 1976 – Labeling of Prepackaged Goods. IV. JS 1 Part 20 Jamaican Standard Specification for Labelling of commodities Part: 20 Labelling of prepackaged products (Revised).


0.5

Labelling of prepackaged goods is intended to: I. assist the purchaser or consumer towards an understanding of the nature, quality or use of the goods so that he may judge whether it is adequate for his needs and is of a quality or usefulness for which he judges the price to be acceptable; II. Enable the manufacturer or retailer to carry out his obligation to describe the goods at the point of sale in a truthful, informative and non-deceptive manner so that no cause for complaint may be found that the goods were wrongly described.

1.

For these reasons, and in order to minimize the confusion that exists in the labelling of different classes of articles so that some are customarily sold with much information, others with little, this standard has been prepared to lay down the basic requirements and basic information that labels should carry.

2. 1.1

SCOPE This standard sets out requirements for the information to be included on labels of goods prepackaged for retail sale, the method of display of such information, and where necessary, the wording and units of measurements (metric) to be used. This standard does not apply to the following: I. Goods in packages not intended for retail sale; II. Goods or classes of goods where different or additional information is prescribed by any Caribbean Regional Standard or model regulations approved by the Caribbean Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ); III. Goods intended for export only which comply with the requirements of standards or laws on labelling in force in the country to which they are being exported; Cases where any Caricom Regional Standard for any goods or classes of goods makes differing or supplementary provisions for labelling, the provisions of that standard shall prevail over the provisions of this standard; Gift-wrapped goods; and VI. Markings on shipping containers.

1.2

2.0

DEFINITIONS 2.1 For the purposes of this standard the following definitions shall apply: 2.1.1 Address means the identifiable address of the principal place of business or registered office of: I. The manufacturer or packager of the goods; or II. The person for whom the goods are manufactured or packaged. 2.1.2 Bulk Container or Multiple Containers means a package in which one or more similar articles of prepackaged goods are placed and which may be sold together with them by retail as a unit or each prepackaged article may be sold separately.


2.1.3 Combination package means a package intended for retail sale, which contains two or more individual packages or units of dissimilar commodities. 2.14 Common Name of any goods means the name by which those goods are commonly described in a member country of the Caribbean Community, or any name for those goods that is commonly used in any trade, art, craft, science, industry or occupation in countries using the English Language (whether or not the name is in English) and includes any name in a standard declared by CROSQ), or the Competent Authority, for those goods. 2.1.5 Competent Authority means a Minister, Ministry, department of government or statutory body in a Territory of the Caribbean Community administering any law regulating the labelling of goods. 2.1.6 Country of Origin means the country where the nature or quality of the goods was last changed to a significant extent, other than by packaging. 2.1.7 Date Mark means any date by which the age of any article may be determined if it is subject to deterioration in the course of distribution through trade. 2.1.8 Distribute means to deliver goods to another person in exchange for money, or other consideration. 2.1.9 Expiry Date means any date after which the manufacturer or packager does not guarantee any property of the goods by reason of the foreseeable deterioration due to age or normal handling before retail sale. 2.1.10 Instruction for Use means any information as to the method of storage, handling, use, installation, care, maintenance or repair that may reasonably assist a consumer, user or purchaser in using any goods, or which may be required to be given in conformity with a standard, warranty, or any law in force in a Territory of the Caribbean Community. 2.1.11 Label means any mark, symbol, device, and imprint, stamp, brand, ticket, or tag applied to, place on, accompanying, sold with, or referring to any goods or package containing goods. 2.1.12 Manufacturer means the person who manufactures, produces, processes, prepares, packages, or prepackages any goods for retail sale. 2.1.13 Multiunit package means a package containing two or more individual packages of the same commodity in the same quantity, with individual packages intended to be sold as part of the multiunit package, but capable of being sold individually, in full compliance with all the requirements of this standard. 2.1.14 Net Contents means the quantity of goods contained in a package as measured in terms of a unit of measurement of length, volume, weight (or mass), or number, when the package and packing materials have been separated from the goods. 2.1.15 Ornamental container means a package in which the surfaces commonly displayed are used solely for decorative ornament and not for any advertising or promotional information other than the trade name and the common name of the goods. 2.1.16 Package means any container, wrapper, or confining band, in which any


product is enclosed for use in the delivery or display of that product to the retail purchaser. 2.1.17 Pre-packaged goods means goods that are placed in advance of sale in the final package in which it is intended for retail sale, and in which it is intended for retail sale, and in which it may be sold, used or purchased without further repackaging. 2.1.18 Principal display panel means that part of the package which is most likely to be displayed, shown or examined under customary conditions of display for retail sale 2.1.19 Standard Mark means a registered certificate trade mark granted to commodities, processes and practices which consistently perform to national specifications. 2.1.20 Registered office means the company’s official place where all communications are to be sent. 2.1.21 Retail price means the price set or asked by a retailer for: I. One or a specified number of articles of the goods; or II. One or a specified number of units of measurement of the goods. 2.1.22 Sell includes: I. Offer of sale, expose for sale, have in possession for sale; and II. Display in such a manner as may reasonably be construed as to invite an offer to treat or to be for sale. 2.1.23 Shipping Container means any container intended to protect goods during transport that is not customarily used to store the goods when displayed for sale. 2.1.24 Unit of Measurement means any unit in the SI system of units or the Imperial System of units or any other unit prescribed by law for use in trade, or commonly used in trade, science, the arts, or other occupations to measure the properties of an article. 2.1.25 Warranty or Guarantee means an undertaking given by a vendor, manufacturer, distributor or supplier to a buyer or consumer with respect to any goods or part of goods, relating to any of the following matters: I. Safety; II. Quantity; III. Quality; IV. Composition; V. Performance; VI. Lifespan; VII. Durability; VIII. Repair and maintenance services; . Replacement of goods if found defective; . Compensation to the buyer or consumer for any defective goods supplied, or loss, harm, damage or under hardships resulting from use of any defective goods supplied; or XI.

Any other related matters not included under (I) to (X) above.


3.0

REQUIREMENTS 3.1 General – Each package of prepackaged goods shall be labelled with the following information: I. The common or usual name of the commodity, a generic name, or appropriately descriptive term such as a statement of function or the name required by or specified in any applicable regulation together with any trade name or brand name controlled by the manufacturer; II. The name of the manufacturer and his identifiable address, the principal place of business or registered office of the manufacturer, packer or importer and the name of the country of origin. It shall be preceeded by the words “manufactured by ....”, “packed by......”, “distributed by....”, “imported by.....”, as applicable, and the words: “made in (name of territory)”; “produce of (name of territory)”; “packaged in (name of territory)”; as appropriate. III. A correct statement of the net contents of the package, subject to such tolerance as may be allowed, in metric units of measurement; . Major ingredients or contents shall be listed in decreasing order of predominance by weight or volume. Products which have ingredients shall state the ‘Active Ingredients’ in decreasing order of weight , or volume, or percentage, followed by the ‘Inert Ingredients’, in decreasing order of weight or percentages. For food products which contain a preservative the name of the preservative shall be stated followed by the word ‘preservative’ in parenthesis. . An expiry date or date marks where an indication of the age of the goods is likely to be useful to the consumer or purchaser. 3.2

Prevention of Deception – A label on package of prepackaged goods may contain other information, designs, symbols or pictorial matter, provided that no words, illustration, symbols, or other matter are used to: I. Give an erroneous impression as to the net contents of the package; II. Give an erroneous impression as to any ingredient or component of the goods or that the goods contain an ingredient or component that is not in fact contained in it; III. Referring to the nature, origin, type, quality, performance, function, or method of manufacture or production of the goods that is likely to give an erroneous impression as to the matter described or depicted; IV. To give an erroneous impression as to the country of origin of the goods; V. To give an erroneous impression as to the price or unit price of the goods; VI. To give an erroneous impression as to ease of maintenance or repair of the goods, or as to the availability of spare parts for the goods. V11. To give an undertaking or warranty, expressed or implied, which cannot be satisfied by the product or the manufacturer.


3.3

Position of Information on Package or on the Goods 3.3.1 The information required by 3.1 shall be placed on the principal display panel of the package, that is, the part of the package that is displayed or visible to the purchaser or consumer at the point of sale, which may be: I. In the case of a box, the side or surface commonly displayed; II. In the case of a cylindrical container, an area covering an arc of 40 percent of the circumference of the cylindrical surface; III. In the case of a bag with equal sides, one of these sides; In the case of a bag with sides of more than one size, the size with the largest area; . In the case of a wrapper or confining band that is much narrower than the goods contained therein, the total area of a ticket or tag attached to the container or to the goods; VI. In the case of an article attached to a display card with which it is sold, the area of the display card and of the package; and VII. In the case of an ornamental package, at the bottom of the package.

3.4

Exemptions for Certain Retail Sales – Goods which are repackaged by the retailer need not be labeled with the information required by 3.1, so long as they are sold or displayed or exposed for sale in close proximity to a notice, card, or statement in clearly discernible lettering containing the information required by 3.1

3.5 Language to be used on Labels of Prepackaged Goods 3.5.1 All statements required by 4.1 shall be in the English Language, except where the common name, manufacturer’s name, or addresses are in other languages. 3.5.2 All statements required by 3.0 shall be printed or written in the English alphabet with or without accent signs. 3.5.3 All numbers relating to net contents stated on the label shall be given in Arabic numerals or in words. 3.5.4 Where the label contains information in English and in one or more other languages, the statements required by 3.1 shall be separate from the statements in other languages, and placed on the label or package as required by 3.3. 3.6

Information as to Retail Price or Unit Price 3.6.1 The label on a package may include a statement of the price of the goods in the package. 3.6.2 Where the price of a package of the goods is not marked on the label or on the package, the price shall be clearly displayed on a card or notice placed in the close proximity to the place where the goods are displayed or exposed for sale. 3.6.3 Where units of the same goods differ in quantity so that packages containing the goods are not uniform in net contents, the price of each package and net contents of each package shall be marked by the packager or retailer on the


label, together with the price for a unit of measurement of the goods. 3.6.4 Where a claim is made: I. That the goods are sold at a new price which is less than a previous price; or II. That an amount has been taken off the price of the goods; III. Then the old and new prices shall be stated in figures of equal size and style. 3.7

3.8

3.9

Warranties or Guarantees – No reference shall be made on a label or on a package to any warranty or guarantee for any goods unless a copy of the warranty or guarantee is given to the purchaser or consumer at the time he takes possession of the goods. Presentation of Information – All information required by this standard to be placed on a label or ticket shall be clearly presented and readily discernible under normal conditions of sale. 3.8.1 Where the statements of common name or manufacturer’s name or manufacturer’s address or of country of origin consist of more than one word, the statements thereof required by 3.1 shall be in letters of identical size and style of print. Date Markings and Expiry Dates 3.9.1 Where products are liable to deteriorate after the date of manufacture or packaging so that the quality, safety, hygiene or other desirable characteristics are not likely to be maintained, the expected shelf life shall be indicated with a date mark, a date of minimum durability or expiry date. 3.9.2 In addition to the date of minimum durability if there are any special conditions for storage of the product, it shall be declared on the label if the validity of the date depends on it.

3.10 Instructions for Use and Information on Source for Spare Parts 3.10.1 Instructions for use or care in handling shall be included on the label or accompanying document, as necessary to ensure correct utilization of the product. 3.10.2 Where any risk to the safety or health of a consumer or user, or where any significant deterioration of the quality, performance life, durability, or other property of the goods are not properly stored, handled, transported, used installed, cared for, maintained or repaired, any appropriate hazard symbol and instructions for use in English shall be provided either on the label, on the package, on the goods, or on a card or paper accompanying the goods or package. 3.10.3 Where components of an article are likely to become unserviceable before the end of the expected life of the article, and where such components are not commonly available, the instructions for use should indicate the name or appropriate specification of the component or spare part.


1 Where no instructions for use are given with the article or goods, the information on spare parts shall be supplied separately with the goods. 2 USE OF STANDARD MARKS

I. Barbados – BNSI II. Jamaica –BSJ III. Trinidad and Tobago – TTBS who should be consulted as appropriate. 4.1

The law of that Territory shall govern the use of a Standard Mark issued by a standard organization of a Territory of the Caribbean Community. 4.2 The use of a Standard Mark issued by a standard organization outside the Caribbean Community shall be in accordance with the rules or laws governing that Standard Mark applied by the standard organization. 4.3 No manufacturer or packager shall use a standard mark on a label, on a package, or on goods without written authorization in accordance with the laws or rules referred to in 4.1 and 4.2. Note: the following bodies in the Caribbean Community issue Standard Marks:

5.0 ADVICE ON LABELS 5.1 A manufacturer or packager should consult with a competent authority or a national standards organization in a Territory of the Caribbean Community, as to whether any label he uses or proposes to use on prepackaged goods complies with the provisions of this or any other Caribbean Regional Standard, or of any model regulations approved by CROSQ referring to labelling. 5.2 Where a competent authority administers a law referring to this or other Caricom Standards Council standard that makes provision for labelling of goods, the Caribbean Regional Standards will refer the applicant to that authority for advice on labels. 6.0 CONFLICTS 6.1 In the event of conflict between the provisions of this standard and the labelling requirements of any Caribbean Regional Standard or model regulations approved by CROSQ the latter shall prevail. 6.2 In event of conflict between the provisions of this standard and any Caribbean Regional Standard for the labelling of classes of goods that are sold prepackaged, the latter shall prevail. 7. REGISTRATION OF LABELS PROGRAMME Individual territories should have a Registration of Labels Programme in place. The labels should be registered with the standards organization or competent authority. 2004 05 12


Appendix III – Sample Certificate of Origin


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