Food Law News - FAO/WHO/WTO/Codex - 2008


Codex Committee Report (ALINORM 09/32/15), 17-21 November 2008

CODEX Coordinating Committee for Asia (16th Session), Denpasar, Indonesia

The Sixteenth Session of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Asia reached the following conclusions:

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION

Draft and proposed draft standards for adoption at Steps 8 or 5/8

The Coordinating Committee agreed to forward:

Proposed draft standard for adoption at Step 5

The Coordinating Committee agreed to forward:

Implementation of the Codex Strategic Plan 2008-2013

The Coordinating Committee reviewed Activities 4.5: Promote interdisciplinary coordination at the national and regional levels, 5.4: Strengthen Codex Contact Points and National Codex Committees and 5.5: Enhance participation of non-governmental organizations at international, regional and national levels of the Codex Strategic Plan 2008-2013 (paras 10, 99 and 12, respectively).

Participation of developing countries in Codex meetings

The Coordinating Committee noted that countries of the region were already hosting four Codex Committees and Task Forces and that several recent and upcoming sessions of Codex committees were held in developing countries under co-hosting arrangements and did not discuss this issue any further noting that the Codex Committee on General Principles would consider this issue in detail at its 26th session (paras 14-15).

Nomination of the Coordinator

The Coordinating Committee unanimously agreed to recommend to the 32nd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission that Indonesia be reappointed as the Coordinator for Asia for a second term (para.112).

MATTERS OF INTEREST TO THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION

The Coordinating Committee agreed:

MATTERS REFERRED TO CODEX COMMITTEES AND TASK FORCES

Committee on General Principles (CCGP)

The Coordinating Committee was of the view that the Terms of Reference were sufficiently broad to allow the development of regional positions and agreed that the current Terms of Reference were adequate. (para. 17)


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