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Codex Committee on General Principles (CJW-716)

Title Codex Committee on General Principles
Code CJW-716
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Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

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

Rules of Procedure

The Rules of Procedure of the Commission shall apply mutatis mutandis to its subsidiary bodies. (Rule XI.11)

Category Cat. 1

To deal with such procedural and general matters as are referred to it by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Such matters have included the establishment of the General Principles which define the purpose and scope of the Codex Alimentarius, the nature of Codex standards and the forms of acceptance by countries of Codex standards; the development of Guidelines for Codex Committees; the development of a mechanism for examining any economic impact statements submitted by governments concerning possible implications for their economies of some of the individual standards or some of the provisions thereof; the establishment of a Code of Ethics for the International Trade in Food.


Open to all Members of the Commission.

Chairperson Mr Jean-Luc Angot
Languages English, French and Spanish
Document symbol CX/GP
Frequency of Sessions The Committee meets when there are problems referred to it by the Commission.
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CODEX Alimentarius

First Session October 1965
Pattern of sessions 1965, 1967, 1968, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, twice in 2003, twice in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015