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Sixtieth session of the Specialized Section on Standardization of Dry and Dried Produce (GE.2) and Exhibition on UNECE Nuts and Dried Fruit Standards in International Trade

17 - 20 June 2013

Room VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/1

Annotated provisional agenda

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/2

Report of the Session

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/3

Dried apricots, dried figs and inshell walnuts: comments by the delegation of Turkey

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2012/19

UNECE Recommendation for dried apricots

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2012/20

UNECE Recommendation for dried figs

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2012/16

UNECE Recommendation for inshell walnuts

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/INF.3

Inshell Walnut Brochure

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2012/12

UNECE Recommendation for cashew kernels

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/4

Inshell walnuts and pine nut kernels: comments by the delegation of China

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2012/13

UNECE Recommendation for pine nut kernels

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2012/17

UNECE Recommendation for dried mangoes

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2012/14

UNECE Recommendation for inshell brazil nuts

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2012/15

UNECE Recommendation for brazil nut kernels

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/5

UNECE Recommendation for whole dried chilli peppers and explanatory text for the Brochure on whole dried chilli peppers

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Pre-print edition of the brochure on whole dried chilli peppers

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Revised draft Standard for dried grapes

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/7

Proposal by the delegation of Turkey: Aligned Standard for dried grapes

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/8

Revised draft Standard for dried cranberries

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/INF.4

Comments by the Canadian cranberry industry

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/9

Revised draft Standard for dried pineapples

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/INF.1

Draft proposed Standard for Dried Pineapples - Comments by the delegation of Indonesia

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Draft proposed Standard for Dried Pineapples - Comments by the delegation of South Africa

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/10

Information note
(document issued as ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/INF.5

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Information by the United States: Discussions on sugaring, rehydration, food additives

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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/11

Sampling plans for tree nuts and for dried produce

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2011 Standard Layout for UNECE Standards on Dry and Dried Produce

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Codex Alimentarius General Guidelines on Sampling

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OECD document “Revised draft proposal to amend the operating rules for conformity checks of the produce exported under the scheme“ (note: this document has not been adopted yet but is close to finalisation)

Discover the World of Nuts and Dried Fruit Exhibition
UNECE Nuts and Dried Fruit Standards in International Trade

This year, at UNECE we’re holding our first exhibition on UNECE standards for the international trade of nuts and dried fruits.

Nuts and Dried Fruit

Nuts and dried fruit have become an important part of our diet, whether in yoghurt, cereals, and snacks, or sprinkled over a salad. Today, a multitude of nutrition research focuses on their potential preventive effect on cardiovascular diseases, weight control and chronic diseases. And people are increasingly recognizing them as an essential ingredient of a healthy diet.

Every year an array of new products that include nuts and dried fruit emerge internationally Nuts with their high-protein and high-energy values have also become a valuable weapon in the fight against hunger. “Plumpy'nut”, peanut-based paste is one of the principal nutritional emergency meals distributed by humanitarian organization including UNICEF and the World Food Programme to severely malnourished populations in the drought- and hunger-stricken parts of the world.

According to recent statistics from the INC (Global Statistical Review 2007-2012, January 2013), over the past seven years, the world value for tree nuts increased by 88% and by 40% for dried fruit. In 2011, total world consumption of tree nuts exceeded 3 million metric tons.

UNECE and Nuts and Dried Fruit

As a result of the increased international trade in nuts and dried fruit, more and more countries want to work together with us to draw up standards for trading in these products. Before nuts and dried fruit arrive in international trade and, eventually, on supermarket shelves or in the food supply, they undergo screening, sizing and testing to ensure compliance with quality and food safety regulations. UNECE’s standards play a major part in this quality control.

UNECE Exhibition “Nuts and Dried Fruit Standards in International Trade”

The exhibition will reach out to the general public, to experts, producers, traders and exporters. It will showcase the work done by our group of experts and explain the value of this work for international trade.

Visitors to the exhibition will have a unique possibility to taste the products and learn about the latest research on nutrition and the health benefits of nuts and dried fruit. Our experts will explain and show you what happens behind the scenes between harvest and the supermarket shelves. They will present new products based on nuts and dried fruit, along with literature on their uses, including cooking recipes and fitness instructions.

Contact: Liliana.annovazzi-jakab@unece.org

Snack and learn at 14:00
Buffet Lunch at 13:30hrs
Salle VIII, Palais des Nations Geneva

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 - Go nuts for health (Nuts, nutrition and health)

Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvado, Director, Human Nutrition Unit, Rovira i Virgili University, Reus, Spain

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 - From trees to your table (Behind the scenes - production, science and processing)

Mr. Sam Keiper, President & CEO, American Council for Food Safety and Quality - Dried Fruit Association of California (DFA)
Mr. Lothar Boers, Customer Relationship Manager, Eurofins Laboratories, Hamburg Germany

 

Download the list of participants


© United Nations Economic Commissions for Europe – 2013