The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Director-General of the World Health Organization have the honour to extend an invitation to attend the above Session which will be held in Danubius Hotel Helia, H-1133, Kárpát utca 62-64, Budapest, at the kind invitation of the Government of Hungary. The Session will begin at 10.00 a.m. on Monday, 8 May 2017. Registration facilities will open at 9.00 a.m.

Codex Contact Points and international organizations with observer status with the Codex Alimentarius Commission are kindly requested to use the online registration system by accessing the following link: http://www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/login/en/.

In case of technical difficulty the registration may also be sent to the Hungarian Codex Contact Point (National Food Chain Safety Office, e-mail: HU-CodexCP@nebih.gov.hu), with a copy to the Secretariat, Codex Alimentarius Commission.

VISA Requirements

Hungary is part of the group of Schengen Countries. Valid visa to any of those countries is automatically accepted in Hungary as well.

Participants who travel first time to Hungary and must have entry visa are advised to contact the Hungarian Embassy in their home country and enquire about the conditions and time required for obtaining visa, or download relevant information from:

Those participants who need endorsement letter from the organizers for the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs should provide a scanned copy of their passport with the necessary information (name, affiliation, passport number) to the technical Secretariat of CCMAS. Please, consider that for VISA request only an original, signed and stamped endorsement letter can be accepted, therefore it can last for some days to e-mail the letters. VISA process is suggested to start 6 weeks before the target date of entry to Hungary.

The invitation, provisional agenda, and information booklet (including the hotel registration link) for the 38th Session of the Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (8-12 May 2017, Budapest, Hungary,) will be available at “CCMAS38 – Useful information”.