ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE

 

COMMITTEE FOR TRADE, INDUSTRY AND

ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

 

Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards

 

Specialized Section on Standardization of Meat

13th Session, 19-22 April 2004, Geneva

 

 

PROVISIONAL AGENDA FOR THE THIRTEENTH SESSION

 

to be held in the Palais des Nations, Geneva,

commencing at 10.00 hrs on Monday, 19th April 2004

 

1.

Adoption of the agenda

TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/1

English French Russian

 

2.

 

Matters of interest

 

TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/2

English French Russian

 

3.

 

UNECE Standard for Chicken Meat - Carcases and Parts

Revised text of the standard (outcome of the meeting of rapporteurs in Moscow)

 

Draft chapters 1- 5

 

 

Draft chapter 6

 

 

 

 

 

TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/3 (Rapporteurs)

English French Russian

TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/4 (Rapporteurs)

English French Russian

 

4.

 

UNECE Standard for Ovine Meat - Carcases and Cuts

Review of the publication

 

5.

Editorial revision/ correction of the UNECE Standard for Bovine Meat - Carcases and Cuts

(a) Review of the publication on paper and Internet

 

(b) Maintenance issues

- Review of Minimum conditions of the meat;

- Review of Feeding systems (possible inclusion of a negative list as in chicken)

- Codification of the ph values

- Review of the seminar held in Moscow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

 

Draft Revision of the UNECE Standard for Porcine Meat Carcases and Cuts

 

Draft chapters 1- 4

 

Draft chapter 5

 

 

 

 

TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/5 (United States)(English only)

TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/6 (United States)(English only)

 

7.

 

Proposal for a UNECE Standard for Llama Meat - Carcases and Cuts

 

Draft chapters 1- 5

 

 

 

 

TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/7 (Bolivia)

English French Russian

 

8.

 

Proposal for a UNECE Standard for Goat Meat - Carcases and Cuts

 

Draft chapters 1- 4

 

Draft chapter 5

 

 

 

 

TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/8 (United States)(English only)

TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/9

(United States)(English only)

 

9.

 

Information on work on other meats

(e.g. Turkey, Veal, Variety/Fancy meats)

 

 

 

10.

 

Implementation activities/ traceability/ trade mark

 



 

11.

 

Preparation of the meetings of rapporteurs and the next session of the Specialized Section

 

 

 

12.

 

Preparation of the 60th session of the Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards

 

 

13.

 

Other business

 

 

14.

 

Election of officers

 

 

15.

 

Adoption of the report

 

 

 

Proposed timetable

 

19 April

10.00 - 13.00

Items 1-3

 

15.00 - 18.00

Item 3

20 April

10.00 - 13.00

Item 4 6

 

15.00 - 18.00

Item 6

21 April

10.00 - 13.00

Item 6 - 14

 

15.00 - 18.00

Drafting group on pork/llama

22 April

10.00 - 13.00

Item 15

 

15.00 - 18.00

Drafting group on chicken/llama

 

Explanatory notes

 

 

Item 1: Adoption of the agenda

Document for this session: TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/1

 

According to the Commission's Rules of Procedure, the first item on the provisional agenda is the adoption of the agenda.

 

Item 2: Matters of interest

Document for this session: TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/2

 

The document sums up the outcome of the seventh session of the Committee for Trade, Industry and Enterprise Development and the fifty-ninth session of the Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards.

 

The Specialized Section will also be informed about other relevant events in UNECE, the Working Party on Transport of Perishable Foodstuffs and other organizations dealing with standardization of meat and meat products.

 

Item 3: UNECE Standard for Chicken Meat - Carcases and Parts

 

(a) Chapters 1 to 5: General requirements and coding

Document for this session: TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/3

 

(b) Chapter 6: Parts/ Cuts descriptions

Document for this session: TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/4

 

The documents represent the result of the meeting of rapporteurs in Moscow. The text has been edited by the secretariat adapting it to the texts of the other UNECE standards for meat. Following the recommendation made by the Chairman of the Specialized Section, the Working Party adopted the text at its last session as a UNECE standard (see TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/2). Time for drafting groups has been set aside in the timetable.

Item 4: UNECE Standard for Ovine Meat - Carcases and Cuts

 

The secretariat will inform delegations about progress made with the publication of this standard.

 

Item 5: Editorial revision/ correction of the UNECE Standard for Bovine Meat - Carcases and Cuts

 

(a) Publication of a second edition

 

The secretariat will inform delegations of the progress made with the publication of the 2004 edition of the standard.

 

(b) Maintenance issues

 

The Specialized Section may wish to discuss maintenance issues as follows:

- Review of Minimum conditions of the meat;

- Review of Feeding systems (possible inclusion of a negative list as in chicken)

- Codification of the ph values

- Review of the seminar held in Moscow

 

Item 6: Draft Revision of the UNECE Standard for Porcine Meat - Carcases and Cuts

Documents for this session: TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/5 (United States)(English only)

TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/6 (United States)(English only)

 

A first meeting of rapporteurs on revision of the porcine standard was held in St. Petersburg from 22-24 September 2003 following the invitation of the St. Petersburg branch of the Russian Customs Authority. The outcome of the discussions is contained in the documents expected from the United States. The Specialized Section will also discuss the outcome of a second meeting of rapporteurs, which will take place from 14-16 April 2004 in Warsaw, Poland. Time for drafting groups has been set aside in the timetable.

 

 

Item 7: Proposal for a UNECE Standard for Llama Meat - Carcases and Cuts

Document for this session: TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/7 (Bolivia)

 

The secretariat has received a new draft for a UNECE Standard for Llama carcases and cuts from Bolivia. The Specialized Section is invited to discuss how to proceed with this proposal. Time for drafting groups has been set aside in the timetable.

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Item 8: Proposal for a UNECE Standard for Goat Meat - Carcases and Cuts

Documents for this session: TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/8 (United States) (English only)

TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2004/9 (United States) (English only)

Item 9: Information on work on other meats

(e.g. Turkey, Veal, Variety/Fancy meats)

 

The Specialized Section will be informed about any preliminary work done concerning the development of standards for veal, turkey meat and goat meat.

 

Item 10: Implementation activities/ traceability/ trade mark

 

At the eleventh session it had also been decided that each country would indicate to the secretariat a list of authorities, which are recognized by the Government to certify conformity with the UNECE standard. Countries should also indicate any authorities of other countries that they recognize to certify conformity with the UNECE standard. The lists will be published on the UNECE home page. Up to now no such information has been received.

 

The secretariat will inform delegations about planned operational activities.

Item 11: Preparation of the meetings of rapporteurs and the next session of the Specialized Section

 

The Specialized Section is invited to discuss, under this agenda item, the dates and places of the next meetings of rapporteurs and the priorities for future work.

Item 12: Preparation of the 60th session of the Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards

 

Any proposal brought to the attention of the Working Party can be discussed under this item.

 

Item 13: Other business

 

Item 14: Election of officers

 

According to the Commission's Rules of Procedure and established practice, the Specialized Section is expected to elect a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman. At its twelfth session the Group elected Mr. B. Carpenter (United States) as its Chairman and Mr. I. King (Australia) as its Vice-Chairman.

 

Item 15 : Adoption of the report

 

The Specialized Section will adopt the report of its thirteenth session on the basis of a draft prepared by the secretariat.

 


NOTE BY THE SECRETARIAT:

 

Contributions should be sent to the secretariat either on diskette by mail to :

 

Food Standards Officer

UNECE Trade Development and Timber Division

Palais des Nations

Office 432

1211 Geneva 10

Tel: (41) 22 917 2450 Fax: (41) 22 917 0629

 

or by email to: agristandards@unece.org

 

Meeting documentation will be available on our homepage:

 

http://www.unece.org/trade/agr/welcome.htm

 

 

In accordance with security instructions, participants should complete the Conference Registration form overleaf and return it to the secretariat before 2 April 2004 by fax (+ 00 41 22 917 0041).

 

In Geneva, before entering the Palais des Nations, please proceed with the original of your form to the Security Section situated at the Villa les Feuillantines, where your badge will be ready for collection.