Codex committee on fresh fruit and vegetables attendance
Codex standards are used as global benchmarks. Although Australia (and NZ 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 other 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. This project involves preparation for, and participation at, the 13th Session of the CCFFV and subsequent reporting back to the industry.