CCASIA is one of the 6 Regional Coordinating Committees established by Codex Alimentarius Commission, which meets every two years. 24 countries of the Asian region, including India are the members of this Committee.
Terms of Reference [+]
Define the problems and needs of the region concerning food standards and food control;
Promote within the Committee contacts for the mutual exchange of information on proposed regulatory initiatives and problems arising from food control and stimulates the strengthening of food control infrastructures;
Recommend to the Commission the development of worldwide standards for products of interest to the region, including products considered by the Committee to have an international market potential in the future;
Develop regional standards for food products moving exclusively or almost exclusively in intra regional trade;
Draw the attention of the Commission to any aspects of the Commission’s work of particular significance to the region;
Promote coordination of all regional food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations within the region;
Exercise a general coordinating role for the region and such other functions as may be entrusted to it by the Commission;
Promote the use of Codex standards and related texts by members
The 20th Session of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Asia was held from September 26th–30th 2016 in New Delhi, India.
The session was attended by delegates from 18 Member countries, 4 Member countries outside the Region, 1 observer country and 7 international organizations.
Physical working groups [+]
Side events [+]
Workshop for the first time delegates
Report of CCASIA 20
Major decisions of CCASIA20:
Texts forwarded to upcoming Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC 40), 2017 [+]
At Step 5/8:
Amendment of three draft CCASIA Regional Standards for adoption:
Texts forwarded to the relevant Committees [+]
Two draft Regional Code/ Standards