The Executive Secretariat and the IOC chemistry experts decided some time ago to team together to present a new procedure to the Council of Members for the presentation of proposals for new methods of analysis, for the revision and/or updating of existing methods in the IOC trade standard and for the proposal or revision of parameters, limits or definitions for olive oils and table olives.
As this new procedure has been validated by the Council, the IOC Executive Secretariat is now pleased to put it into effect by circulating the proposals examined by the IOC chemistry experts at their last meeting. The attached documents will be amplified in draft technical proposals as and when they are delivered by the authors to the Executive Secretariat.
Stakeholders (experts, businesspeople, associations, governments of non-IOC Members, etc) are invited to send their feedback in writing to the IOC Executive Secretariat by 8 September 2014. For feedback to be taken into account, the authors of any comments must clearly identify themselves and substantiate their expertise in the subject area.
Details of the proposals received are now available. Stakeholders interested may request them from the Executive Secretariat.