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Cablegate: Delivery of Demarches Regarding U.S. Candidate for Codex

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USDA FAS/OSTA FOR RCAPWELL
USDA FSIS FOR PALMEIDA
USDA FAS/OFSO FOR AREA DIRECTOR JBAILEY
USDA FAS/OCRA FOR BZANIN

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TAGS: EAGR BR

SUBJECT: DELIVERY OF DEMARCHES REGARDING U.S. CANDIDATE FOR CODEX
CHAIRPERSON

REF: A) STATE 50336

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED

1. SUMMARY: Post delivered demarche points in reftel regarding the
U.S. candidate for CODEX chairperson to Brazil's CODEX Point of
Contact and the Ministry of Agriculture. Both expressed support for
the candidate, but clarified that the Government of Brazil's
position also involves input from Ministries other than
Agriculture.

2. (SBU) FAS/Brazil delivered ref. demarche on U.S. candidate for
Chairperson of FAO/WHO CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMISSION to Dr. Maria
Aparecida Martinelli, CODEX Focal Point for Brazil and requested her
support for Dr. Karen Hulebak. Dr. Martinelli replied that she would
take the U.S. request to the general meeting of Brazil's Codex
Committee to obtain a general consensus.

3. (SBU) In addition, FAS Administrator Yost delivered ref. demarche
to Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture during the Third Meeting of
USA-Brazil Consultative Committee on Agriculture (CCA), on May 20,
2008 in Brasilia. The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA)
expressed support for the U.S. candidate, but clarified that the
Brazilian position also involves input from Ministries other than
Agriculture. However, MAPA committed to propose Dr. Hulebak's
candidacy to the other Brazilian agencies involved in Codex
Alimentarius.

SOBEL

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