Working Party on Standardization of Perishable Produce and Quality Development




1. Adoption of the agenda TRADE/WP.7/2000/1
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2. Matters of interest since the fifty-fifth session TRADE/WP.7/2000/2
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3. Specialized Section on Coordination of Standardization of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2000/25
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(a) Texts recommended for adoption as revised UN/ECE standards:
Apples and Pears TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2000/25/Add.1
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List of varieties TRADE/WP.7/2000/3 (Germany)
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Beans TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2000/25/Add.2
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Citrus Fruit TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2000/25/Add.3
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Cultivated Mushrooms TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2000/25/Add.4
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Peas TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2000/25/Add.5
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Table Grapes TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2000/25/Add.6
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Melons, Aubergines, Headed Cabbages, Cauliflowers, Fennels, Sweet Peppers and Courgettes TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2000/25/Add.7
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Tomatoes TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2000/25/Add.9
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(b) Texts recommended for adoption as UN/ECE recommendations for a two year trial period:
AvocadosTRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2000/25/Add.7
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PlumsTRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2000/25/Add.8
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4. Specialized Section on Standardization of Dry and Dried Produce (Fruit)TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/2000/17
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(a) Texts recommended for adoption as revised UN/ECE standards:
Inshell Hazelnuts TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/2000/17/Add.1
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Hazelnut Kernels TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/2000/17/Add.2
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(b) Text recommended for adoption as new main text of the standard layout for dry and dried fruit TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/2000/17/Add.3
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(c) Revision of the UN/ECE Standards for Sweet Almonds
(d) Extension of the trial period for the UN/ECE Recommendation for Walnut Kernels
(e) Explanatory brochure for Inshell Hazelnuts
5. Specialized Section on Standardization of Seed Potatoes TRADE/WP.7/GE.6/2000/8
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Amendments to the UN/ECE standard for Seed Potatoes recommended for adoption.TRADE/WP.7/2000/4
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6. Specialized Section on Standardization of Meat TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2000/7
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(a) Texts recommended for adoption as new UN/ECE standard for bovine carcases and cuts:
General requirements TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2000/7/Add.1
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Bovine specific requirements TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2000/7/Add.2
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Cut descriptions TRADE/WP.7/GE.11/2000/7/Add.3
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New barcode example TRADE/WP.7/2000/5 (EAN International)
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(b) Results of the meeting of rapporteurs in Sao Paulo
(c) UN/ECE Trade Mark for Meat
7. Proposal to create an internationally recognized list of trade descriptions and classification codes for fruits and vegetables. TRADE/WP.7/2000/6 (EAN International)
8. Proposal to adopt the OECD document on exchange of information on non-conformity cases TRADE/WP.7/2000/7 (Germany)
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9. Proposal to prepare a list of countries accepting/not accepting code marks TRADE/WP.7/2000/8 (South Africa)
10. Use of trade marks in UN/ECE standards TRADE/WP.7/2000/9 (Secretariat)
11. Revision of the Working Procedures of the Working Party and its Specialized Sections
12. Elaboration of explanatory material to UN/ECE standards
13. Acceptances of UN/ECE standards
14. Report on operational activities (e.g.international workshops and training courses on standardization and quality control)
15. Matters of interest arising from the activities of other international bodies:
(a) Codex Alimentarius Commission and Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
(b) European Union
(c) OECD Scheme for the Application of International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables
(d) World Trade Organisation
16. Matters of interest arising from the reports of the:
(a) Working Party on Transport of Perishable Foodstuffs
(b) United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Commerce (CEFACT)
(c) Working Party on Technical Harmonization and Standardization Policies
17. Other business
18. Programme of work TRADE/WP.7/2000/10 (Secretariat)
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(a) Calendar of meetings
(b) Publications
(c) Future Work
19. Election of officers
20. Adoption of the report TRADE/WP.7/2000/10
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Explanatory notes and timetable see agenda



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