UNUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards


Specialized Section on Co-ordination of Standardization of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables


Forty-fifth Session, 26-29 October 1999
to be held in the Palais des Nations, Geneva,
commencing at 10.00 hrs on Tuesday, 26 October 1999*


* There will be an informal meeting English only) of the Working Groups on Apples and Pears, Kiwifruit, Citrus Fruit and Cultivated Mushrooms on Monday 25 October 1999. For further details please see the provisional timetable.

NOTE by the secretariat: Document numbers in square brackets have been reserved for papers not received by the secretariat at the time of the preparation of the agenda. They will either be distributed before the meeting in the original language only (if received until 6 weeks before the session) or at the session as informal papers (if received later). They will also be available on the homepage if sent in electronic format.


1. Adoption of the agenda TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/
English  French  Russian
2. Matters of interest since the forty-fifth session TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/2
English  French
3. Proposals to revise UN/ECE standards TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/3
  (a) Apples and Pears (including list of varieties)  
  Text of the standard TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/4
English only
  (b) Asparagus  
  Decision taken at the CCFFV TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/5
English  French
  Other proposals concerning asparagus TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/6 (France)
English  French  Russian
  Proposal TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.7 (European Union)
English  French
  Position paper TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.8 (Thailand)
English only
  (c) Citrus Fruit  
  Text of the standard in force TRADE/WP.7/1998/9/Add.1
English  French  Russian
  Position paper TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/7 (Greece)
English  French
  Comparison with the decisions taken at the CCFFV TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/8 (Secretariat)
English  French
  Other proposals concerning Citrus Fruit TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/9 (France)
English  French
  Position paper TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.9 (CLAM)
English only
  (d) Cultivate Mushrooms  
  Proposal TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.10 (EMGG)
English  French 
  (e) Kiwi Fruit TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/11 (New Zealand)
English  French  
    TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/11/Add.1 (France)
English French Russian
  (f) Peaches and Nectarines  
  (g) Plums  
  Text of the standard in force TRADE/WP.7/1998/9/Add.7
English French Russian
  List of varieties TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/12 (Germany)
English  French
    TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.4 (South Africa
English only
  (h) Table Grapes TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.1 (United States)
English only
    [TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/13] (not received)
4. Consideration to elaborate a UN/ECE Draft Standard for Pineapples TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/14 (Cameroun)
English  French
  Position paper TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/
English  French  Russian
    TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.5 (Ivory Coast)
English only (paper only)
5. Proposal to include provisions for miniature fruit and vegetables in UN/ECE Standards AGRI/WP.1/GE.1/R.146
  New proposal TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.2 (United Kingdom)
English and French
6. Establishment of a list of countries unsing code marks  
7. Exchange of information on non-conformity cases  
8. Circulat letter to increase participation  
9. Acceptances TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.6 (Secretariat)
English only
10. Assistance to south-east european countries and countries in transition  
11. Other business  
  UN/ECE standard on Brocoli TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.3
English  French
12. Preparation of the next session  
  (a) Future work/Action list  
  (b) Date and place of the next session  
  (c) Preparation of the 55th session of the Working Party on Standardization of Perishable Produce and Quality Development  
13. Election of officers  
14. Adoption of the Report TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/15
English  French  Russian


Explanatory notes and timetable see agenda


Informal documents:


Sugraone Table Grape (USA) TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.1
Miniature produce (UK) TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.2
Broccoli (Germany) TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.3
Plums (South Africa) TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.4
Acceptances (Secretariat) TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.6
Asparagus (EU) TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.7
Asparagus (Thailand) TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.8
Citrus Fruit (CLAM) TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.9
Champignons (GEPC) TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.10
Working Groups (Secretariat) TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.11
Citrus Fruit (Secretariat) TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.13
Citrus Fruit - names (Denmark) TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.14
Pineapples (Codex) TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/1999/INF.15


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Food Standards Officer
UN/ECE Trade Division
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