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Title Intergovernmental Group on Bananas and Tropical Fruits
Code EST-716
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Established by the Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP) at is Sixty-second Session (1999). It replaced the former Intergovernmental Group on Bananas (ESC-716).

Rules of Procedure

Adopted at the First Session (1999).

Category Cat. 1

To provide a forum for consultations on and studies of the economic and technical aspects of production, marketing, trade and consumption of bananas and tropical fruits. To improve statistical services and provision of information regarding the supply and demand position of bananas and tropical fruit. To study the economic aspects of consumption and the possibilities of increasing world consumption, with special reference to the relations between consumption and prices, population, income, market access, and trade barriers. To study the efficiency and social aspects of the banana and tropical fruit industries. To study the economic problems of production, processing, transportation, marketing and distribution of bananas and tropical fruits.

Secretary Mr Kaison Chang, EST

Open to all Members and Associate Members of the Organization that are substantially interested in the production or consumption of and trade in bananas and/or tropical fruits. Interested non-Member States of the Organization that are Members of the United Nations, any of its Specialized Agencies or the International Atomic Energy Agency, may be admitted by the Council of the Organization to Membership in the Group.

Languages English, French and Spanish
Document symbol CCP:BA/TF
Division Trade and Markets Division (EST)
Contact information/email

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Tropical fruits

First Session May 1999
Pattern of sessions 1999, 2001, 2004, 2009 and 2011
Subsidiary Bodies

Sub-Group on Bananas
Sub-Group on Tropical Fruits


Subsidiary Body of the Committee on Commodity Problems