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UNECE, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe promotes sustainable trade and economic collaboration between countries through the development of voluntary recommendations and standards in many different areas. Since the early 1950s, UNECE’s Agricultural Quality Standards define minimum quality criteria (such as the condition of the produce, sizing, or labelling requirements) for the international trade of over 120 different fresh and dried fruit, vegetables, nuts, meat, eggs, cut flowers and seed potatoes.  The standards are today used worldwide. Public authorities often base their compulsory national or regional legislation on them and check inbound or outbound consignments against the standards.  Traders and retailers cite UNECE standards in commercial contracts or design their product quality requirements based on them. The standards have become guidance tools for all actors in the supply chain – buyers, sellers as well as producers all the way to individual farmers. UNECE standards have not only become a common trading language which provides producers and traders with an indication of what is in demand, acceptable and tradeable in international markets, they also contribute to sustainable agricultural practices and lasting trade relations.  UNECE’s team and specialists have trained over 1600 participants and trainers in the use of the standards, their scope and the related inspection procedures.

 

 

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Acronym: 
UNECE
Year of establishment: 
1947
Full address: 
Palais des Nations, 8-14 avenue de la Paix, CH - 1211 Geneva 10
Website:
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Working language(s):
English, French, Russian
Expertise in Sustainability *:
Training and capacity building
Policy & research

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chilli peppers - unece standard - explanatory brochure

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Not Specified UNECE, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 2013 The Explanatory Brochure on Chilli Peppers is part of UNECE's training materials. It illustrates the provisions of the corresponding standard including the minimum quality criteria, defects, marking and labelling provisions. The guide can be used in product-specific trainings and as an assessment...
pineapples - unece standard - explanatory brochure

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Not Specified UNECE, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 2013 The Explanatory Brochure on Pineapples is part of UNECE's training materials. It illustrates the provisions of the corresponding UNECE standard including the minimum quality criteria, defects, marking and labelling provisions. The guide can be used in product-specific trainings and as an assessment...
whole dried chilli peppers - unece standard - explanatory brochure

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Not Specified UNECE, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 2013 The Explanatory Brochure on Whole Dried Chilli Peppers is part of UNECE's training materials. It illustrates the provisions of the corresponding UNECE standard including the minimum quality criteria, defects, marking and labelling provisions. The guide can be used in product-specific trainings and...
inshell walnuts - unece standard - explanatory brochure

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Not Specified UNECE, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 2015 The Explanatory Brochure on Inshell Walnuts is part of UNECE's training materials. It illustrates the provisions of the corresponding UNECE standard including the minimum quality criteria, defects, marking and labelling provisions. The guide can be used in product-specific trainings and as an...
sweet peppers - unece standard - explanatory brochure

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Not Specified UNECE, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 2009 The Explanatory Brochure on Sweet Peppers is part of UNECE's training materials. It illustrates the provisions of the corresponding UNECE standard including the minimum quality criteria, defects, marking and labelling provisions. The guide can be used in product-specific trainings and as an...

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  • Liliana Annovazzi-Jakab

    UNECE, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

    Position: Head, Agricultural Quality Standards Unit

    Working languages: English, French, German, Spanish

    Skill Specialization: Market Analysis

    User Endorsement: Petra Walterova

    # documents uploaded: 7

    # documents approved: 7

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