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FAO/WHO Codex Coordinating Committee for Europe (CJW-706)

Title FAO/WHO Codex Coordinating Committee for Europe
Code CJW-706
Sessions and documents

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Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Rule XI-1(b) (ii) 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

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 acceptance of Codex Standards and maximum limits for residues by Member Nations.
Secretary Ms Nailya Karsybekova

Open to all Members of the Commission within the geographical location of Europe.

Number of Members 51 + 1 (European Union)
List of Members
  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Türkiye
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Uzbekistan
Languages English, French and Spanish (as required)
Document symbol CX/EURO
Frequency of Sessions Approximately every two years
Contact information/email

[email protected]

Web site

Information available on the following web sites:

First Session July 1965
Pattern of sessions 1965, 1966 (twice), 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016

Subsidiary Body of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission