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FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for North America and South West Pacific (CCNASWP)

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FAO/WHO ID No CX-732
Acronym CCNASWP
Document Reference CX/NASWP
Name FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for North America and South West Pacific
Terms of Reference (a) defines the problems and needs of the region concerning food standards and food control; (b) promotes within the Committee contacts for the mutual exchange of information on proposed regulatory initiatives and problems arising from food control and stimulates the strengthening of food control infrastructures; (c) recommends to the Commission the development of world wide standards for products of interest to the region, including products considered by the Committee to have an international market potential in the future; (d) develops regional standards for food products moving exclusively or almost exclusively in intra regional trade; (e) draws the attention of the Commission to any aspects of the Commission's work of particular significance to the region; (f) promotes coordination of all regional food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations within the region; (g) exercises a general coordinating role for the region and such other functions as may be entrusted to it by the Commission; and, (h) promotes the acceptance of Codex standards and maximum limits for residues by member countries.
Status Active
FTP linkCCNASWP
Host GovernmentPapua New Guinea
Website http://www.ccnaswp.org

Members of CCNASWP

Member Member since email
Australia 1963
Canada 1963
Cook Islands 1998
Fiji 1971
Kiribati 1990
Micronesia (Federated States of) 1993
Nauru 2011
Member Member since email
New Zealand 1963
Papua New Guinea 1989
Samoa 1974
Solomon Islands 1998
Tonga 1997
United States of America 1963
Vanuatu 1997

Number of records: 14

Updated on: 03-03-2015
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13 May 2015 - 
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Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods
23 Apr 2015 - 
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