Working Party on Standardization of Perishable Produce and Quality Development

Fifty-fifth session, 3-5 November 1999
to be held in the Palais des Nations, Geneva,
commencing at 10:00 hrs Wednesday, 3 November 1999

1. Adoption of the agenda TRADE/WP.7/1999/1
2. Matters of interest since the forty-fifth session TRADE/WP.7/1999/2
3. Specialized Section on Standardization of Dry and Dried Produce (Fruit) TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/1999/12
(a) Consideration to extend the trial period for the UN/ECE Recommendation for Walnut Kernels for one further year. TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/1999/12 Appendix 4
(b) Consideration to adopt the revised UN/ECE Recommendation for UN/ECE recommendation for Inshell Walnuts as a new UN/ECE standard. TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/1999/12 Appendix 5
(c) Consideration to adopt the revised UN/ECE Recommendation for Cashew Kernels as a new UN/ECE standard. TRADE/WP.7/1999/3
4. Specialized Section on Standardization of Early and Ware Potatoes TRADE/WP.7/GE.5/1999/6
5. Specialized Section on Standardization of Seed Potatoes
6. Specialized Section on Standardization of Meat TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/1999/5
7. Specialized Section on Coordination of Standardization of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Apples and Pears TRADE/WP.7/1999/INF.1
Citrus Fruit TRADE/WP.7/1999/INF.2
Asparagus, Plums, Table Grapes TRADE/WP.7/1999/INF.3
Broccoli TRADE/WP.7/1999/INF.4
8. Revision of the Working Procedures of the Working Party and its Specialized Sections TRADE/WP.7/1999/4
9. Elaboration of explanatory material to UN/ECE standards TRADE/WP.7/1999/5
10. Acceptances of UN/ECE standards TRADE/WP.7/1999/6
11. Report on international workshops and training courses on standardization and quality control
12. Matters of interest arising from the activities of other international bodies:
(a) Codex Alimentarius Commission and Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
(b) European Union
(c) OECD Scheme for the Application of International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables
(d) World Trade Organisation
13. Matters of interest arising from the reports of the:
(a) Working Party on Transport of Perishable Foodstuffs
(b) United Nations Centre for the Facilitation of Procedures and Practices for Administration, Commerce and Transport (CEFACT)
(c) Working Party on Technical Harmonization and Standardization Policies
14. Other business
15. Programme of work
(a) Calendar of meetings
(b) Publications
(c) Future Work
16. Election of officers
17. Adoption of the report

Explanatory notes and timetable see agenda


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