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Russian cooperation with the Codex Alimentarius Commission

Nov 1, 2012

Representatives of the North-West Meat Association took part in the international seminar "Russia's cooperation with the Codex Alimentarius Commission," which took place on 30-31 October 2012 in Moscow

The workshop organizers - Federal Service on Surveillance in Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare (CPS) and the Union of Consumer Market (NP "SUPR").

Accession to the World Trade Organization requires solving a set of problems related to the harmonization of Russian legislation with international norms and standards. Requirements of the Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures of the WTO are bound for Russia.

The main source of law in the area of ​​food law are the standards of the Codex Alimentarius. Codex Alimentarius Commission, established by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) policy makers in the field of nutrition and food security. Within the Commission, there are separate committees that develop standards containing different requirements for food products.

During disskusii considered requirements of the WTO Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, the requirements imposed on the turnover of food products in the world market. Speakers told the audience about how the Codex Alimentarius Commission, as developed by international standards, and also identified a number of problems and issues to be discussed at meetings of the committees of the Commission.

The seminar was attended by the head of Rospotrebnadzor GG Onishchenko, director of the Institute of Nutrition, VA Tutelian, the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Economic Development, and the Eurasian Economic Commission.

Among the speakers were marked by the world's leading experts in the field of food security: G.Stenton, counselor of the department of agricultural products and consumer goods WTO and Secretary of the WTO Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures; A.Perne, Deputy Chairman of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the Department of International Affairs of the Federal Service Public Health, Switzerland, and other leading experts.

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