Why get involved? • Member Countries are primarily responsible for the setting and adoption of international standards • OIE Delegates have a responsibility to participate actively in the debate and setting of international standards • Once a standard is adopted the Delegate is obligated to implement the adopted standard. • Focal points have an important role in the standard setting procedure, through the preparation of comments for the Delegate for new or revised OIE standards
How are standards developed and revised? • Issue / problem identified by Delegates, OIE Commissions, international/regional organisations, industry, scientists….e.g. • new scientific information, e.g. from research or disease outbreak • new diseases – emerging • new approach to control, e.g. vaccination • Issue addressed as new or revised standard if: • wide support from Members • relevant scientific information is available • proposal fits with OIE’s 5th Strategic Plan priorities • issue is addressed using ad hoc groups whose work is overseen by the Aquatic Animals Commission.
How are standards developed and revised? • Proposed new/revised text is circulated for comments • to Delegates and Organisations with a cooperative agreement with OIE • Aquatic Animals Commission may revise proposals on basis of comments received and recirculate for another round of comments • Discussion by Delegates at OIE General Session and text is: • adopted OR • returned to Commission for further work • Adopted texts are published in the next editions of the Aquatic Code and Aquatic Manual
Committee, Commissions, Delegates ISSUE / PROBLEM UpdatingInternational Standards 1 Specialist Commissions Review Advice of experts or other Specialist Commissions Delegates of 178 Members Draft text 1 2 2 World Assembly 3 Delegates Comments 4 Adoption OIE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD 5
NATIONAL STRUCTURE FOR THE ANALYSIS OF OIE STANDARDS DELEGATE CHIEF VETERINARY OFFICER UNIVERSITIES AND REARCH INSTITUTIONS PRIVATE VETERNARIANS PRIMARY PRODUCTION SECTOR INDUSTRIAL SECTOR INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL ORGANISATIONS
Key dates for 2013 • next meeting of the Aquatic Animals Commission is 30 Sept. to 4th Oct. 2013. • comments on the March 2013 report must reach OIE Headquarters by 30 August 2013to be considered at the October meeting. • Make arrangements with your Delegate to ensure you have early access to AAHSC reports: • - to allow maximum time for your consultation process • - and ensure comments reach OIE prior to the deadline.
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