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Cablegate: Canadian Response to Demarche On Codex Ad Hoc

Published: Fri 23 May 2003 03:03 PM
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.
UNCLAS OTTAWA 001470
SIPDIS
DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/CAN
USDA FOR FAS/ITP/FSTSD/RICHEY
USDA FOR FSIS/CODEX/SCARBOROUGH
USDA FOR FSIS/CODEX/HAWKINS
USDA FOR FSIS/QUICK
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAGR ETRD TBIO CA
SUBJECT: Canadian response to demarche on Codex ad hoc
committee on animal feeding
REF: SECSTATE 119757
1. Demarche was delivered to Codex Contact point at
Health Canada as well as to Department of Foreign
Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and to Canadian
Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Agriculture and Agri-
Food Canada.
2. Response from CFIA contact (Chris Payette) is that
GoC shares USG concerns with the text and that GoC will
seek to achieve an extension of the term of the ad hoc
task force
3. A GoC official from DFAIT (Chris Moran) is
participating in the conference calls that involve USG,
Australian, and New Zealand officials to discuss
cooperation on this issue.
4. Moran told Emboff that Canada is preparing a
demarche on this subject that will closely parallel the
USG demarche; no text is yet available, however.
CELLUCCI
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