AH06014 - Codex Attendance 06/07

Codex standards are used as global benchmarks. Although Australia (and New Zealand and Chile) do not have domestically enforced quality standards, the other 39 countries around the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruit and Vegetables (CCFFV) table do. Many of these countries are our trading partners and others are developing countries with which Australia has social support programs through AUSAID and they base their standards for imports in part or in full on Codex. Australia thus has a vested interest in participation in the CCFFV in order to influence outcomes that best reflect the wishes of the Australian industry and government.