Item 1: Adoption of the agenda
According to the Commission's Rules of Procedure, the first item on the
provisional agenda shall be the adoption of the
Item 2: Matters of interest arising
since the last session
Delegations will be informed about
the work of interest that has taken place in different
groups within and outside UNECE (Working Party, Codex
Alimentarius Commission, OECD Scheme).
Item 3: Review of UNECE Standards
Proposals are expected to amend
these standards to align them with the amendments
made to the Inshell Almonds Recommendation..
Item 4: Review of UNECE Recommendations See http://www.unece.org/trade/agr/standard/dry/dry_e.htm
for the recommendations in force.
(a) Inshell Almonds
(b) Pistachio Kernels and
Peeled Pistachio Kernels
These recommendations will finish their trial periods in 2005 and should
therefore be reviewed by the Specialized Section.
Item 5: Draft
new UNECE Standards
Inshell Macadamia Nuts and Macadamia Kernels
TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/2005/7 (United States)
TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/2005/8 (United States)
(c) Inshell Peanuts and Peanut Kernels
TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/2005/9 (United States)
TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/2005/10 (United States)
TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/2005/11 (United States)
TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/2005/12 (United States)
Inshell Pecans and Pecan Kernels
TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/2005/17 (United States, Spain)
proposals were presented by the rapporteurs, which
were discussed and revised at the session or in
working groups (with the exception of peanuts).
Delegations were invited to send comments to the
rapporteurs who will prepare new texts for the
next session based on the discussions at the session
and the contributions received.
A proposal for dried peppers will be made by the
rapporteur (Spain) as soon as the relevant information
can be collected.
Item 6: Revision of the standard
[TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/2005/18 (Spain, Germany)]
(a) Annex on recommended terms and definitions of
(b) Main text of the layout
(c) Rehydrated products
At the last session the delegation of Germany proposed to reformat UNECE
Standards for dry and dried produce and to try
out the new format on the recommendation for inshell
The proposals, if accepted, will lead to major revisions of the standard
layout, which can be discussed at this session
on the basis of experiences with the recommendation
for inshell almonds.
the discussion of the draft standard for dried
peaches the specialized section had seen a need
for different moisture levels depending on whether
the produce is dried untreated, dried treated or
(d) Deletion of the word "(fruit)" from
the name of the Specialized Section
change was suggested at the last session to enlarge
the possible scope of the specialized section.
Item 7: Pulses
At the last session interest had been expressed in creating standards
for pulses, as the trade volume of these products
was high. The secretariat will report on any information
received about the status of the relevant Codex
standard CODEX STAN 171-1989 (Rev. 1 - 1995).
Item 8: Elaboration of a sampling plan review
of the work done by the OECD Scheme
The Secretariat will inform the Specialized Section on any progress made
on this issue by the OECD Scheme.
Item 9: UNECE
General conditions of sale for dry (shelled and unshelled)
and dried fruit
to time constraints it was not possible to scan this
publication to make it available on the Internet.
10: Efforts to increase participation
secretariat will report on any activities concerning
Item 11: Application of UNECE Standards
Specialized Section on Standardization of Fresh Fruit
and Vegetables has discussed a new format for reporting
acceptances. The secretariat will distribute the
relevant document adapted to the dry and dried produce
standards before the session.
Capacity building for the application
of quality standards
are invited to report on any activities held in the
area of capacity building.
Any other subject can be discussed under this item.
work and meetings
and place of the next session
The next session of the Specialized Section has
been tentatively planned to take place from 12
to 16 June 2006.
(b ) Future
A draft agenda for the next meeting including
the tasks to be accomplished will be annexed to
the report of the Specialized Section.
of the next session of the Working Party
Election of officers
According to the Commission's Rules of Procedure and established practice,
the Meeting is expected to elect a Chair and a vice-chair. At the last session the Specialized Section
elected Mr. B. Cauquil (France) as Chairman and
Mr. P. Marzabal (Spain) as Vice-Chairman.
Adoption of the report
The Specialized Section will adopt the report of its fifty-second session
on the basis of a draft prepared by the secretariat.