Source: Natural Solutions Foundation

Barb’s note: It is important to understand how CODEX affects us. This article is a good primer, and the following excerpt is of primary importance.


How Codex Standards Are Implemented

Once ratified by the CAC (Codex Alimentarius Commission), a guideline, standard or regulation is implemented in one of two ways:

  • Codex Alimentarius is accepted by the WTO and is used to decide trade disputes. Crushing trade sanctions may be applied to countries found to be in violation of the Codex Alimentarius Standards via the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Resolution process. A country which is in compliance with Codex in its domestic laws is deemed to be the automatic winner in a trade dispute with a country whose laws are not Codex-compliant. Codex thus provides the WTO with a set of regulations by which it can judge whether a country is providing a hidden or overt barrier to trade (i.e. not complying domestically with Codex regulations).
  • Domestic compliance may be required by WTO Trade Agreements. The WTO has challenge US laws in court 11 times and won each time. The Congress of the US has changed our laws to comply with the WTO and we have lost all but 2 trade disputes within the WTO resulting in immense trade sanctions. The prevailing country, by the way, selects the area in which the trade sanctions will be applied in order to damage the offending country in the way that serves its needs best. Both the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement (SPSA) and the Technical Barrier to Trade Agreement (TBTA) (both WTO sub-agreements which the United States has unfortunately signed) have provisions which could be used to force US law into compliance with Codex Alimentarius. Many fear that both CAFTA and NAFTA could do the same (force compliance with Codex) as could the FTAA agreement. Article 3 of the SPSA makes domestic compliance mandatory with WTO-accepted standards (e.g. Codex Alimentarius) regarding toxins. Countries whose domestic law complies with Codex are held to be in automatic compliance with Codex Alimentarius for the WTO Dispute Resolution purposes. Countries not in internal compliance with Codex Alimentarius can be held to be providing a hidden barrier to trade in any food-related trade dispute and be subject to severe WTO trade sanctions.


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3 Responses to “How Codex is Formulated and Imposed on Nations”

  1. Sherry says:

    I have read several articles on Codex and everyone of them said
    it was horrible. Do a search on it. I think http://www.newswithviews.com
    did an article on it and I am sure the JBS has too.

    One thing I know for certain is most OTC stuff will be by
    prescription ONLY like vitamins and things like Tylenol, aspirin,
    Bufferin. Stupid U.S government for signing the damn thing in the
    first place.

  2. Is the article accurate, and does it have useful information? That is the issue. I have heard so many rumors about so many people that it makes me wonder if people aren’t spreading this kind of stuff on purpose just to get us fighting between ourselves. I’m not saying that you are doing this, just that we should be aware of these types of tactics and not fall for them. We need to focus on the issues and not on cannabalizing each other.

  3. stienster says:

    Please note: Riba Leibow and her husband Ret.Major General Stubblebine are considered by MANY to be disinformation agents following an illuminati agenda. They combine truth with their own twists are working very hard at getting the confidence of the “truth” movement members. While they offer lots of detailed information, it is imperitive to ALSO get information from outside their perview and that of Natural Health Solutions.