Coordination of Scientific & Technical Matters - International

NDDB provides inputs to the International Dairy Federation (IDF), Codex Alimentarius Commission (CODEX) and World Trade Organization (WTO) for amending, reviewing and updating standards, product specifications, packaging and labelling, methods of sampling and analysis.

International Dairy Federation
NDDB coordinates the activities of Secretariat of the Indian National Committee (INC) of IDF and coordinates the activities of the INC-IDF.

Indian experts are nominated on various Standing Committees of INC-IDF and they contribute to development of new standards/ revising the existing standards and guidelines etc.

Codex Alimentarius Commission
Working in close coordination with various committees of Codex Alimentarius Commission.

  • NDDB provides technical inputs to National Codex Contact Point (NCCP), Government of India on issues related to dairy sector.
  • Participating in electronic working groups (eWG) of various Codex Committees for development of new standards/ revising the existing standards/ guidelines related to dairy sector.
  • Actively participate in relevant Codex Committee Meetings.

World Trade Organisation (WTO)
Assessing and providing comments on notifications related to dairy sector issued by different countries under the Sanitary and Phytosanitory measures (SPS) and on Technical Barrier to Trade (TBT) agreements of WTO.