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Food Policy and Nutrition

Title FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for North America and South West Pacific
Code CX-732
Sessions and documents

View documents of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for North America and South West Pacific

Legal Framework
Rules of Procedure

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

Category Cat. 1
Purpose

The Committee:

  • defines the problems and needs of the Region concerning food standards and food control;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • develops regional standards for food products marketed exclusively or almost exclusively through intra-regional trade;
  • draws the attention of the Commission to any aspects of the Commission's work of particular significance to the Region;
  • promotes coordination of all regional food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations within the Region;
  • exercises a general coordinating role for the Region and such other functions as may be entrusted to it by the Commission, and
  • promotes the use of Codex standards and related texts by members.
Membership

Open to all Members of the Commission within the geographical location of North America and the Southwest Pacific.

Number of Members 14
List of Members
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • United States of America
  • Vanuatu
Languages English and French
Document symbol CX/NASWP
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 May 1990
Pattern of sessions 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012
Remarks

Subsidiary Body of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission