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Webinars build momentum on key trade issues in Codex ahead of may meeting

Mar 29, 2021

This week saw wide interest in trade standards that will be deliberated at the upcoming 25th meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS25), to be held virtually from 31 May to 8 June 2021.

The discussion centred around draft guidelines on recognition and maintenance of equivalence of National Food Control Systems - a process that could help importing and exporting countries remove unnecessary restrictions affecting trade between them. Thursday was the turn of voluntary third-party assurance, a proposal moving through the committee which if adopted will see countries able to enhance their risk profiling of food businesses and more effectively target resources within their National Food Control Systems.

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