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Codex Committee on General Principles
08/02/2021 - 12/02/2021 | Bordeaux, France


Codex Committee on General Principles / meeting postponed

Due to the exceptional circumstances related to the expansion of the COVID-19 outbreak in France and in different parts of the world, serious consideration had to be given regarding the scheduled Codex Committee on General Principles (CCGP), due to be held in Bordeaux from 23-27 March 2020.

The host government, France, through the CCGP Secretariat and in agreement with the Codex Secretariat regret to announce that CCGP32 has therefore been postponed.

Update 3 April 2020

The work on "Procedural guidance for committees working by correspondence" (CWBC) will continue through the electronic working group (EWG) within the mandate given by CCGP31 in 2019.
The EWG, which is also open for additional registrations, will update the draft document based upon comments received so far. The revised document will be circulated for a 2nd round of comments in due course before the next session of CCGP to be held in 2021 (dates to be confirmed).
Further details on next steps will be communicated by New Zealand as Chair of the EWG.
Mechanisms to ensure documents for other agenda items are updated will be addressed and member input will be sought where appropriate.

Additional information on next steps and further updates will be published here as soon as they become available.

The 32nd Session of the Codex Committee on General Principles will be held from 8 to 12 February 2021 at the Hôtel Pullman Bordeaux Lac, Avenue Jean Gabriel Domergue, 33300 Bordeaux, France, at the kind invitation of the Government of the French Republic.

The Session will be conducted in English, French and Spanish.
Simultaneous interpretation facilities will be provided in these languages. Interpretation will be the responsibility of the Host Government.


All participants should provide their information (names and addresses) through the online registration system by accessing the link below, latest by 8th January 2021.

Login and password for the online registration have been provided to all Codex Contact Points and Contact Point of Observers Organizations. If the login and password have not been received, please contact [email protected].


Participants are advised to enquire at the nearest Embassy or Consulate of France, at least 6 weeks before the start of the meeting, to determine whether visas or other documents are required to enter France. For further information, please enter in this link:


The documents for the session are available in English, French and Spanish. They will be published on the Codex website as soon as they are prepared. NB! We kindly remind you to obtain all documentation from the Codex website prior to the meeting.

For more information please check the Information for Delegates document in the list here below.

Related documents

ItemDescriptionUpload date
Document Reference
1Provisional agenda14/11/2019
CX/GP 20/32/1
4Procedural guidance for committees working by correspondence12/12/2019
CX/GP 20/32/4
0.1Information for Delegates07/01/2020
3Information on activities of FAO and WHO relevant to the work of CCGP09/01/2020
CX/GP 20/32/3
2Matters referred to the Committee 18/01/2020
CX/GP 20/32/2
7Discussion paper on monitoring the use of Codex standards22/01/2020
CX/GP 20/32/7
2.1Matters referred to the Committee Addendum 127/02/2020
CX/GP 20/32/2 Add.1
8Discussion paper on monitoring Codex results in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 29/02/2020
CX/GP 20/32/8
4.1Comments at Step 3 (Replies to CL 2018/53/OCS-CCFICS)06/03/2020
CX/GP 20/32/4 Add.1
9All files zip collection