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Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
13/07/2020 - 20/07/2020 | Virtual,


The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible to convene physical meetings and therefore severely impacted the Codex calendar of sessions in 2020.

This has also affected CCEXEC79 which will NOT meet physically at the dates originally announced.
Following a proposal that CCEXEC79 meet virtually and the subsequent endorsement of this proposal by the CCEXEC Members, the session will now take place as a virtual meeting on 13, 14, 17 and 20 July 2020.

CCEXEC79 will meet for four three-hour sessions, one session per day on 13, 14, and 17 July to discuss the items on the agenda, and of a fourth session on 20 July to adopt the report.

The Session will begin at midday (CET) on Monday 13th July 2020. The Session will be conducted in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian.


Please note that there will be no distribution of working documents through the Codex mailing list (Codex-L). Only the invitation and the provisional agenda will be distributed to members. All working documents, and any subsequent new documents not referenced on this Provisional Agenda, including any other information for delegates, will be published on the Codex website as they become available.

In preparation for the meeting, as well as the documents available below please refer to the relevant documents prepared for CAC43:

CAC43 meeting webpage

These include the overview of Codex texts for final adoption, for adoption at step 5, or for revocation as well as proposals for new work, discontinuation of work and Amendments to Codex Standards and Related Texts.


Registration for CCEXEC79 is available here.
After registration further instructions will follow.

Related documents

ItemDescriptionUpload date
Document Reference
2Critical Review Part I20/05/2020
CX/EXEC 20/79/2
1Provisional Agenda23/06/2020
CX/EXEC 20/79/01 Rev.1
5Codex and the pandemic - strategic challenges and opportunities03/07/2020
EXEC/79 CRD/01
2.1Critical Review Part II16/06/2020
CX/EXEC 20/79/2 Add.1
3Applications from International Non-Governmental Organizations for Observer Status in Codex10/07/2020
CX/EXEC 20/79/3
4Codex Budgetary and Financial Matters: Report 2018-2019 and Progress 2020-202116/07/2020
CX/EXEC 20/79/4
Report of the 79th Session of the Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission24/07/2020
6All files zip collection