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FAO/WHO Codex Coordinating Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (CJW-725)

Title FAO/WHO Codex Coordinating Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean
Code CJW-725
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.

Open to all Members of the Commission within the geographical location of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Chairperson Mr Rommel Betancourt
Number of Members 33
List of Members
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Languages English and Spanish
Document symbol CX/LAC
Frequency of Sessions Normally one session per biennium
Contact information/email

[email protected]

Web site

CODEX Alimentarius

First Session March 1976
Pattern of sessions 1976, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014

Subsidiary Body of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission