D-DNCP 7 COP for Fine, Flavoured Cocoa (Teobroma cacao) Production

The Dominica Bureau of Standards (Bureau) was established under the Standards Act (#4) of 1999. The Standards Act gives the Bureau responsibility to facilitate the development and promotion of Standards and Codes of Practice for products and services. As a result, this provides protection of the health and safety of consumers and the environment as well as for industrial development in order to promote the enhancement of Dominica's economy.

The Bureau develops Standards through consultations with relevant interest groups. In accordance with the provisions of the Standards Act, public comment is invited on all draft Standards before they are declared as Dominica National Standards (DNS).

In light of this, the following draft documents are being issued for Public Comments:

Reference # Title Scope Documents used in Formulation
D-DNCP 7: 202x

Draft Standard
(PDF, 916 KB)

Comment Form for this Draft Standard (DOCX, 194 KB)

The purpose of this Code of Practice is to provide producers with guidelines for the safe, yet efficient production of fine, flavoured cocoa (Teobroma cacao).  This Code of Practice also prescribes guidelines to protect consumers, the health of workers, and the environment to include air, soil and water.

University of the West Indies, Cocoa Research Centre, Production guides

The period for Public Comments will run from June 17 to August 16, 2024.

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