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Building national capacity the way ahead for participation in Codex

20/09/2018

The two-day training workshop held in Delhi earlier this month focussed on enhancing the ability of 17 Asian countries to operate successfully in the Codex Alimentarius international standard-setting environment. Led by the Codex Alimentarius Secretariat, the sessions focussed on the electronic systems and tools including: the new Codex website; Online Commenting System (OCS); Digital platform for Electronic Working Groups (EWG) and other web-based tools, such as the platform to collect information on Member countries’ food safety control systems.

30 participants from national Codex committee staff members based in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand took part.

Participants agreed that enhancing skills at the national level will be a priority in the coming months.

The next Codex tools workshops will take place in Vanuatu and Kazakhstan in October and November 2018.

For details contact codex@fao.org.