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Title Intergovernmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products
Code EST-727
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Legal Framework

Established by the Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP) at its Forty-fifth Session (1970). Originally called the Study Group on Meat.

Rules of Procedure

Adopted at the First Session and revised at the Tenth Session (1983).

Category Cat. 1

To provide a forum for consultations on and studies of international trade, production and consumption of meat, with emphasis on problems involved in livestock development and meat marketing. To analyse programmes related to the expansion of meat production and their influence on trade; analyse short-, medium- and long-term production, consumption and market prospects for meat and meat products; to exchange information on up-to-date techniques to improve productivity of the livestock sector in developing countries, while adhering to strict meat hygiene and veterinary and sanitary regulations; to identify problem areas in world trade and to inform the competent bodies of their scope and magnitude.

Secretary Mr Boubaker Ben-Belhassen, EST

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

Chairperson Dr. Amin Hamann (Paraguay) (2009)
Languages English, French and Spanish
Document symbol CCP:ME
Frequency of Sessions Normally one session per biennium
Division Trade and Markets Division (EST)
Contact information/email

[email protected]

Web site


First Session June 1971
Subsidiary Bodies

Sub-Group on Hides and Skins (EST-706)
     - Open to all Members of the Intergovernmental Group on Meat


Subsidiary Body of the Committee on Commodity Problems