Mar 21, 2019 Last Updated 9:07 PM, Feb 8, 2019

Related Entities Analysis

 

 

Sept. 18, 2018

 

 

RELATED ENTITY

 

RELATIONSHIP

OVERALL POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST RATING

1.          Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries (MICAF)

Specifier, supplier, client, other

High

2.          Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ)

Client, supplier, specifier, other

High

3.          Ministry of Health (MoH)

Specifier, client, supplier

Medium

4.          Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

Supplier

Low

5.          Ministry of Finance and the Public Service

Supplier

Medium

6.          Gov. of Jamaica MDAs (other than MICAF & MOH)

Specifier

Low

7.          Inter American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) ) the regional association of accreditors of the Americas

Specifier, supplier, other

Low

8.          International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) the international association of accreditors

Specifier, other

Low

9.          Trinidad and Tobago Laboratory Accreditation Service (TTLABS) a regional accreditation partner

Client, supplier, other

Medium

10.      Caribbean Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) (CCA)

Other

Medium

11.      Other accreditation bodies

Other

Medium

12.      Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA)

Supplier, client, other

Low

13.      Laboratories Association of Jamaica (LAJ)

Client, supplier, other

Medium

14.      University of the West Indies (UWI)

Client, supplier, other

Medium

15.      National Environment and Planning  Agency (NEPA)

Specifier, supplier, client

Medium

16.      Scientific Research Council (SRC)

Client, supplier, other

Medium

17.      The University of Technology (UTech)

Client, supplier, other

Medium

18.      National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA)

Specifier, client, other

Medium

19.      Sugar Industry Research Institute (SIRI)

Supplier, client

Medium

20.      Bodles Research Station, Plant Protection Div.

Specifier, client, other

Medium

21.      Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division (FSPID)

Client, Other

Low

22.      Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA)

Specifier

Low

23.      Hazardous Substances Regulatory Authority (HSRA)

 Specifier

Medium

24.      Coffee Industry Board (CIB)

Specifier, Client

Low

25.      The Banana Board

Specifier, Client

Low

26.      Veterinary Services Division (VSD)

Supplier, Client, other

Medium

27.      National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ)

Other

Medium

 

 

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