CARREX stands for the CARICOM Rapid Alert System on Dangerous Goods.
This project will focus on creating an accessible Rapid Alert System on Dangerous goods. This web-based electronic system will cover all goods with the exception of food items, pharmaceuticals and tobacco products.
CARREX was developed in response to concerns expressed over the years by consumer representatives of the need to protect consumers from unsafe products. It was developed by the Caribbean Community Secretariat with the assistance of the European Union.
The Core purpose of the CTCP is to provide support and resources to 12 Member States as part of their ongoing efforts to further implement and operationalize the Single Market. The Project focuses on the following technical areas:
Successful implementation of the CTCP will lead to a more efficient operation of the CSME. The CTCP provides targeted support to Member States to improve CSME Compliance (legislative, administrative and institutional). The Project and its deliverables also communicate to the CSME population that dedicated efforts are on-going in making the CSME more accessible and more user friendly.
The following will be in place at the end of the Project:
The Document and Workflow Management System (DWMS) is a crucial component of the larger initiative to make the rights under the CSM more accessible and to ensure a higher level of efficiency and effectiveness in the processing of these rights. The system will contribute to the achievement of the full integration of the national markets of Member States of the Community into a single, unified and open market area.
The Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas calls for the modernisation of Governments Bureaucracies by inter alia:
In addition to addressing these Treaty mandates, the system will also generate reliable data on the movement in the Single Market. This has been a challenge the Community and Member States have been grappling with over the life of the CSM.
The system is a fully integrated web-based information management system which will facilitate the movement of skilled persons, temporary service providers and business persons across the twelve (12) participating Member States, by efficiently processing a significant number of documents which fall under the following processes:
Expected Outcomes of the Document and Workflow Management System
The expected outcomes of the Document and Workflow Management System are:
(a) Improved application procedures, efficiency in the processing and approval and increased overall user friendliness of the system;
(b) Harmonised and standardised application throughout the twelve (12) participating Member States; and
(c) Improved capability to collect and capture reliable data which will enable Member States and the Community to formulate/develop policy and take decisions based on factual information.