UNUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards

Provisional Agenda for the Sixty-second Session


to be held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, from Tuesday, 7 to Thursday, 9 November 2006


Working groups will have the possibility to meet on Monday, 6 November. The secretariat will provide additional information for their meetings closer to that date.


Documents marked with an asterisk (*) were not yet available at the time of the preparation of the provisional agenda. They will become available as official documents in the original language, if received 6 weeks before the meeting, or as informal papers, if received later.  



1. Adoption of the agenda ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/1
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2. Matters of interest since the last session  
  (a) Concentrating agricultural quality standards work in the UNECE Draft transition plan

Geneva Protocol
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Strengthening the UNECE Committee on Trade
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Committee on Trade: Draft Terms of Reference
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(b) Other organizations INF.1 (OECD)
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3. Specialized Section on Standardization of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables  ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.1/2006/2
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  (a) Texts recommended for adoption as revised/new UNECE standards  
Early and Ware Potatoes ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/2
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Melons ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/3
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Truffles TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2004/25/Add.8
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(b) Texts recommended for adoption as UNECE recommendations  
Table Grapes (in trial until 2007) ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/4
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Bilberries and Blueberries (in trial until 2006) TRADE/WP.7/GE.1/2004/25/Add.5
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Cherries (in trial until 2007) ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/5
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Peaches and Nectarines (one-year trial extension until 2007) ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/6 (Withdrawn)
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Ceps (trial until 2007) ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/7
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4. Specialized Section on Standardization of Dry and Dried Produce ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2006/10
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  (a) Standard Layout for UNECE Standards on Dry and Dried Produce ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2006/10/Add.1
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(b) Texts recommended for adoption as revised/new UNECE Standard  
Inshell Hazelnuts (one-year trial until 2007) ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2006/10/Add.4
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(c) Texts recommended for adoption as UNECE recommendations  
Inshell Almonds (one-year trial extension until 2007) ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2006/10/Add.3
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Pistachio Kernels and Peeled Pistachio Kernels (one-year trial extension until 2007) TRADE/WP.7/GE.2/2005/19/Add.2
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(d) Converting draft new UNECE standards into the new Standard Layout (see annotations)
5. Specialized Section on Standardization of Seed Potatoes ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.6/2006/13
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  (a) Text recommended for adoption as revised UNECE Standard ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/8
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(b) List of Diseases ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/9
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6. Specialized Section on Standardization of Meat  ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.11/2006/9
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INF.2 GS1 Presentation
  (a) Text recommended for adoption as new UNECE Standard  
UNECE Standard for Turkey Meat ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/10
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(b) Texts recommended for adoption as revised UNECE Standards  
UNECE Standard for Bovine Meat ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/11
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UNECE Standard for Ovine Meat ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/12
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UNECE Standard for Chicken Meat ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/13
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UNECE Standard for Porcine Meat ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/14
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(c) Status of publications on existing standards

    (UNECE Standard for Llama/Alpaca Meat)
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(d) Information on the meetings of rapporteurs  
7. Publications   
  (a) Explanatory brochure on Plums ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/16
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8. General questions concerning the work of WP.7 and its Specialized Sections   
  (a) Alignment of the conformity certificate with the United Nations Layout Key ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/17
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(b) Sales packages ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/18
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(c) Review of the work of the Working Party ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/19
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9. Capacity-building activities  
10. Other business  
11. Programme of work    
  (a) Calendar of meetings  
(b) Future work  
12. Election of officers   
13. Adoption of the report ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2006/20
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Monday, 6 November   Working groups, as necessary
Tuesday, 7 November 10:00 - 13:00 Items 1 - 4
  15:00 - 18:00 Items 4 - 9
Wednesday, 8 November 10:00 - 13:00 Items 10 - 12
Thursday, 9 November 10:00 - 13:00 Item 13