ASIA Codex Initiative
To enhance Codex capacity in the Asian region.
The Asia Codex Initiative is funded by the US Codex Office and implemented by LandO’Lakes Venture 37, in collaboration with the Global Food Regulatory Science Society (GFoRSS).
The Asia Codex Initiative is a capacity building project aiming to enhance Codex competencies in the Asian region, to promote effective participation of the region’s delegations in international food standard setting activities; and, to, ultimately, maximize the reliance of Asian countries on Codex standards for the establishment of national food regulatory requirements.
The Asia Codex collaboration promotes:
- The development of communities of practice in targeted countries to facilitate effective preparation and contribution in Codex Technical Committees, the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), and the Executive Committee, where relevant.
- The enhancement of national Codex capacities.
- The development of enablers for Codex work, availability of data and of information exchange tools, etc.
Expert Working Groups (EWGs)
The Asia Codex Project establishes Expert Working Groups (EWGs) to facilitate the analysis of Codex Technical Committee documentation, in support of the preparation of participation by Asia Codex delegations in such committees, including the development of national positions.
An EWG will be setup for select Codex Committees and composed of experts from the Asian region, specialized in Food Regulatory Science; and, possessing relevant Committee-specific experience.
Asia Codex Events
Codex coordination meetings
Dedicated to Countries in the Asia Region.
1st Codex Coordination Meeting of Asian National Contact Points – TBC
- Meeting Agenda
- Agenda Item 1 – Introductory Remarks
- Agenda Item 2 – Introduction of the SWP Codex Initiative
- Agenda Item 3 – Proposed Future Activities of the SWP Codex Initiative
- Meeting Report
A repository of proposed resources prepared by the Asia Codex Expert Working Group (EWG), for use by Codex partners and stakeholders in the region
to support their preparation and participation in Codex proceedings.
The documentation offers a review and analysis of the agenda items planned for discussion at Codex Committees and is intended for possible use by the Codex communities of practice promoted by GFoRSS, as part of its contribution to enhancing awareness and supporting effective participation in international food standard setting meetings (Codex meetings) by representatives from members and observers.
The analysis provided offers a factual review of agenda items, their background and a discussion of some considerations. This analysis is indicative in nature and does not represent an official position of the organizations mentioned above, their membership or their management.
This review is prepared as part of the Asia Codex Initiative.