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Title FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for the Near East
Code CX-734
Sessions and documents

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Legal Framework
Origin

Established by the Twenty-third Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (1999).

Rules of Procedure

Rule XI-1(b) (ii) of the Rules of Procedure of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Category Cat. 1
Purpose

The Commitee:

  • (a) defines the problems and needs of the region concerning food standards and food control;
  • (b) promotes within the Committee contacts for the mutual exchange of information on proposed regulatory initiatives and problems arising from food control and stimulates the strengthening of food control infrastructures;
  • (c) recommends to the Commission the development of worldwide standards for products of interest to the region, including products considered by the Committee to have an international market potential in the future;
  • (d) develops regional standards for food products moving exclusively or almost exclusively in intra-regional trade;
  • (e) draws the attention of the Commission to any aspects of the Commission’s work of particular significance to the region;
  • (f) promotes coordination of all regional food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations within the region;
  • (g) exercises a general coordinating role for the region and such other functions as may be entrusted to it by the Commission;
  • (h) promotes the acceptance of Codex standards and maximum limits for residues by member countries.
Membership

Open to all Members of the Commission, within the geographic locations of the Near East as defined by FAO or the Eastern Mediterranean by WHO.

Number of Members 17
List of Members
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen
Languages Arabic, English and French
Document symbol CX/NEA
Frequency of Sessions Normally one session per biennium
Contact information/email

Codex@fao.org

Web site

Information available on the following web sites:

First Session January/February 2001
Pattern of sessions 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013
Remarks

Subsidiary Body of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission