Working Party on Standardization of Perishable Produce and Quality Development

Note by the secretariat: Document numbers in square brackets refer to documents expected but not received by the time of the preparation of the agenda. They might be available late or at the meeting as room documents. As soon as they are received they will also be available on the home page of the agricultural standards unit.
1. Adoption of the agenda TRADE/WP.7/2001/1
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2. Matters of interest since the fifty-sixth session TRADE/WP.7/2001/2
3. Specialized Section on Coordination of Standardization of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2001/19
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(a) Texts recommended for adoption as revised UN/ECE standards:
Beans, Sweet Peppers and Strawberries (if no objections received by 30 September 2001) TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2001/19/Add.3
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Lettuce TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2001/19/Add.4
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Onions TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2001/19/Add.5
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Peas TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2001/19/Add.6
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(b) Texts recommended for adoption as UN/ECE recommendations for a trial period:
Avocados (1 year), Table Grapes (2 years) TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2001/19/Add.3
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(c) Numbering system of the standards
Background TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2001/19, para 167
Proposal TRADE/WP.7/2001/3
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(d) Name of the Specialized Section TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2001/19, para 165
(e) Use of trade marks in UNECE standards
Background TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2001/19, paras 127 to 135
Proposal TRADE/WP.7/2001/4
(f) Corrigendum to standards TRADE/WP.7/2001/5 English only
TRADE/WP.7/2001/5/Add.1 French only
4. Specialized Section on Standardization of Dry and Dried Produce (Fruit)TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/2001/13
(a) Texts recommended for adoption as revised UN/ECE standards:
Walnut Kernels TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/2001/13/Add.1
Walnut colour chart To be sent out by INC before the session
(b) Automatic inclusion of the annexes to the standard layout into the individual standards TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/2001/13, paras 98 and 118
5. Specialized Section on Standardization of Early and Ware Potatoes TRADE/WP.7/GE.5/2001/8
(a) Amendments to the standards TRADE/WP.7/GE.5/2001/8, paras 25,30 and 52
(b) Explanatory brochure TRADE/WP.7/GE.5/2001/8, paras 43 to 47 and 52
6. Specialized Section on Standardization of Seed Potatoes TRADE/WP.7/GE.6/2001/8
(a) Amendments to the UN/ECE standard for Seed Potatoes recommended for adoptionTRADE/WP.7/GE.6/2001/8, Annex
(b) Meetings of the bureau
7. Specialized Section on Standardization of Meat TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2001/13
8. Application of UNECE Standards
Document distributed at GE.1 TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2001/18
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Discussion at GE.1 TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2001/19, para. 153
Discussion at last WP.7 TRADE/WP.7/2000/11 paras. 91 to 93
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9. General questions concerning the work of WP.7 and its Specialized Sections
(a) Status and possible revision of the Geneva Protocol TRADE/WP.7/2001/6
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(b) Revision of the Working Procedures of the Working Party and its Specialized Sections
(c) Name of the Working Party
(d) Elaboration of explanatory material to UNECE standardsTRADE/WP.7/2000/11 paras. 89 to 90
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10. Follow-up concerning items discussed at the last session
(a)Internationally recognized list of trade descriptions and classification codes for fruits and vegetables.
(b) Exchange of information on non-conformity casesTRADE/WP.7/2000/11/Add.21
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(c) List of countries accepting/not accepting code marks TRADE/WP.7/2000/11/Add.22
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11. Report on operational activities ( workshops and training courses on standardization and quality control)
12. Matters of interest arising from the activities of other international bodies: TRADE/WP.7/2001/7
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(a) Codex Alimentarius Commission and Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
(b) European Union
(c) ISO/TC34/SC14
(d) OECD Scheme for the Application of International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables
(e) World Trade Organisation
13. Matters of interest arising from the:
(a) Working Party on Transport of Perishable Foodstuffs
(b) United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Commerce (CEFACT)
(c) Working Party on Technical Harmonization and Standardization Policies
(d) UNECE Environment Division
14. Other business
15. Programme of work TRADE/WP.7/2001/8 (Secretariat)
(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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