The Codex Alimentarius Commission provisions for the elections of the Vice-Chairpersons shall apply mutatis mutandis to the election of the Members of the Executive Committee.
V.2: The Executive Committee shall, between sessions of the Commission, act on behalf of the Commission as its executive organ. In particular, the Executive Committee may make proposals to the Commission regarding general orientation, strategic planning, and programming of the work of the Commission, study special problems and shall assist in the management of the Commission’s programme of standards development, namely by conducting a critical review of proposals to undertake work and monitoring the progress of standards development.
V.3: The Executive Committee shall consider specific matters referred to it by the Directors-General of FAO and WHO as well as the estimate of expenditure for the Commission’s proposed programme of work as described in Rule XIII.1.
In addition Rule V.1 of the Rules of Procedure gives the relevant period that members can hold office as follows: