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Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CX-733)

Title Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems
Code CX-733
Sessions and documents

View documents of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems

Legal Framework
Origin

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

Host Government: Australia.

Category Cat. 1
Purpose
  • To develop principles and guidelines for food import and export inspection and certification systems with a view to harmonizing methods and procedures which protect the health of consumers, ensure fair trading practices and facilitate international trade in foodstuffs.
  • To develop principles and guidelines for the application of measures by the competent authorities of exporting and importing countries to provide assurance where necessary that foodstuffs comply with requirements, especially statutory health requirements.
  • To develop guidelines for the utilization, as and when appropriate, of quality assurance systems to ensure that foodstuffs conform with requirements and to promote the recognition of these systems in facilitating trade in food products under bilateral/multilateral arrangements by Member Nations.
  • To develop guidelines and criteria with respect to format, declarations and language of such official certificates as countries may require with a view towards international harmonization.
  • To make recommendations for information exchange in relation to food import/export control.
  • To consult as necessary with other international groups working on matters related to food inspection and certification systems.
  • To consider other matters assigned to it by the Commission in relation to food inspection and certification systems.
Membership

Open to all Members of the Commission.

Languages English, French and Spanish
Document symbol CX/FICS
Frequency of Sessions Normally one session per biennium
Contact information/email

Codex@fao.org

First Session September 1992
Pattern of sessions 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 (twice), 2002 (twice), 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014
Remarks

Subsidiary body of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission