Codex releases document on paperless use of electronic certificates to ease international trade

WORLD – The Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) has developed a draft guidance document on paperless use of electronic certificates, which includes an electronic version of the generic Model Official certificate. The Generic Model Official Certificate explains the structure and the meaning of the information that will be exchanged and used by all parties. Parties at the meeting approved this milestone document for submission to the next session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in November 2021 for final adoption. The Codex Alimentarius Commission,…

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