02. - 03. August 2002
Niederbronn les Bains, France
Joint Trade Commission (JTC) IHGC figures
Executive Committee Meeting (The Minutes)
proposal for the IHGC Executive Committee
Washington Hop Commission announcement
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delegates organized an interesting hop tour.
Washington Hop Commission announcement
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At the end the French delegates organized an interesting hop tour.
Joint Trade Commission (JTC)
Friday, August 02, 2002 at 16.30
Reports of IHGC member countries
Executive Committee Meeting
Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 09.00
2. Appointment of the IHGC Executive Committee Members
3. Adoption of minutes of the Executive Committee meeting on March 10, 2002 in Hobart
4. Discussion about the hop market situation 2002
5. Future IHGC meetings (Congress 2003 in Bulgaria)
6. Cooperation between the IHGC and the IHIC (Hop merchants organization)
7. Information management between the member countries (internet and IHGC web site use)
In 2002 the IHGC had 20 active members. The representatives from the 11 of them as well as some guests attended the meeting.
The IHGC President Mr. Martin Jolly opened the meeting in the hotel Müller in Niederbronn les Bains, with greetings to all who attended it. He continued his introduction speech with an importance of also non beer hop use promotion by everyone within the IHGC. Hed proposed the submitted agenda of the meeting, which was after that adopted unanimously.
Thereafter the Secretary General presented the number of IHGC delegates, that were present on the meeting. Since 11 from 20 of the IHGC representatives were present (thus more than one third - according to the modified Standing Orders of Canterbury 2001), the quorum was constituted. From among members present, the following IHGC representatives were nominated:
Australia: absent, Belgium: Eric Lagache, Bulgaria: Vladimir Ivanov, China (Gansu):Luo XinChao, China (Xinjiang): absent, Czech rep.: Zdenek Rosa, France: Bernard Ingwiller, FRG-BRD: Otmar Weingarten, New Zealand: absent, Poland: Krzysztof Kargul, Portugal: absent, Russia: absent, Slovakia: absent, Slovenia: Martin Pavlovic, Spain: absent, South Africa: absent, U. K.: Martin Jolly, Ukraine: Volodymyr Romanchuk, USA: Leslie Roy, Yugoslavia: absent.
The minutes of the Hobart Executive Committee meeting from March 10, 2002 had been sent to all the representatives of the IHGC member countries. Since no comments or supplementary claims were submitted, they were adopted unanimously.
The delegates were asked to make additional comments on the hop growing situation based on the figures of Economic commission table. The brief report is published separately.
1) The next IHGC meeting will take place on November 12, 2002 in Nurmberg (before the BRAU).
2) The Bulgarian delegate Vladimir Ivanov presented the place and the interesting program of the next IHGC congress 2003 in Sofia. He promised the delegates among others to have a chance to meet the native brewing industry people as well to have an opportunity to promote national hop varieties of member countries. Copies of the program have been sent with the mail to delegates.
3) The delegate Krzysztof Kargul from Poland declared his organization CHMIEL POLSKI s.a. from Lublin to be in a position to prepare and hold the organization of a hop tour with IHGC meeting in 2004. More information will be available during the next meetings.
4) The Chinese delegate Luo XinChao submitted the written candidature with comments for the IHGC congress 2005 in Gansu province in China. The IHGC delegates were delivered the published material and accepted this proposal. More detailed information about the preparation should be prepared for next meeting in France in 2003. Copies of the program have been sent with the mail to delegates.
According to the decision from the Executive Committee meeting in November 2001 in connection to a closer formal cooperation of hop merchants organization with the IHGC the working group pointed on the previous meeting in Freising (presidents M. Jolly and T. Raiser as well as secretaries M. Pavlovic and J. Grauvogl - prepared during the Slovenian workshop in June 2002 a discussion proposal which had also been published on the IHGC web site. Copies were delivered to the delegates, who made some comments to this proposal. The comments were connected to a limit of new possible members from the hop merchants side, the way they could be elected, a future voting system, a formal data contribution of hop merchants and hop order rights. It was decided for the Secretary General to collect till 15th October, 2002 written opinions which could contribute to improve the proposal. The next proposal will then be discussed during the next meeting in Nuremberg with intention to prepare amendments to the IHGC standing orders till the congress in 2003. It was agreed that points raised after 15th October and new points raised at the next meeting on 12th November 2002 will be ruled out of order.
All representatives present agreed to make contact with senior officials in the Brewer's Organizations of their countries to endeavor to promote closer co-operation with IHGC and its successor.
The Secretary General reported about the contacts and plans for a mutual information exchange with the EBC secretary (European Brewery Convention) Mrs. Marjolein van Wijngaarden www.ebc-nl.com. For the usual update he also did a check of address list published on the web site: http://www.hmelj-giz.si/ihgc/add_no.htm. At the same time the IHGC delegates were asked to contribute with ideas of improving the published content in benefit of the world hop industry.
1) The IHGC vice-president Josef Schrag (Germany) spoke for a necessity closer co-operation with scientists. He also declared to step down in 2003 from his activities. His successor is dr. Johann Pichlmaier.
2) The proposal of B. Ingwiller (France) to decorate Josef Schrag with the Hop order 3rd degree (Commander of the Order of the Hop) was accepted and will be referred to the next Congress in 2003 for confirmation.
3) Leslie Roy (USA) delivered copies of Washington Hop Commission in connection to the new International Harmonization chart, which content had already been published at the bottom of this page.
4) It was agreed to invite the Chairman of the Scientific Commission or a representative to future meetings of IHGC as the Scientific Commission wishes to hold separate meetings from IHGC congress in future.
5) It was agreed that the Secretary General should seek the additional membership of Rumania, Japan and Austria with the assistance offered by Thomas Raiser. It was agreed that the President would visit Rumania to encourage them to join if circumstances appear favorable.
IHGC Secretary General
Dr. Martin Pavlovic
The proposal for the IHGC Executive Committee
about closer future co-operation of growers and hop merchants associations
With the intention for more intensive data exchange in a hop industry a workshop between representatives of the IHGC (M. Jolly, M. Pavlovic, A. Cetina) and IHIC - hop merchants association (T. Raiser, J. Grauvogl) took place in Zalec-Slovenia on June 13, 2002. The following topics were discussed:
1. According to several initiatives of hop merchants organisation for still closer co-operation with the IHGC the IHGC representatives on the workshop expressed a common opinion that hop merchants should contribute with their activities to obtain more hop industry data in the future about hop demand by hop merchants and stocks held by processors, merchants and brewers through collecting the data into a special prepared table for the JTC meetings. The merchants representatives promised (1) to create a table of pre-contract quantities with the trade in the most important hop growing countries and (2) to seek the utmost support and information from individuals and trading Companies.
2. It was also agreed that hop merchants assist the IHGC by increasing the membership from countries, that are still not the IHGC members (Austria, Romania, Japan ) with the intention to improve the hop industry data of hop supply on international level.
3. It was proposed by the IHGC representatives that hop merchants and other organisations or Companies involved in the hop industry shall become full members of the IHGC. In this case at least ¾ of delegates voting at Executive Committee should approve new members. A future member, whos behavior is considered to bring the IHGC into disrepute may be expelled (excluded) within the agreement of at least ¾ of delegates voting at Executive Committee.
4. A membership fee for the future non growers organizations should be in an amount of about average fees of growers member countries. A subscription of USD 750,- per year is proposed for 2003/04. The Executive committee should refuse unreasonable number of memberships from subsidiaries of any merchant group.
5. Voting system is about to remain as noted into the IHGC standing orders. Thus (a) for the Executive Committee: 1 member representative has 1 vote, (b) for the General Assembly: number of votes are according to acreage (i.e. amount of the membership fee).
6. The hop trade representatives requested per term of office, one vice-president respectively be elected from the hop trade (it is proposed for IHGC Standing Orders to be amended from 3 to 4 vice-presidents). It was agreed that a representative of a grower organisation should be elected President for the six years of the enlarged Convention after which the position should be opened up to all members.
7. New members have the same rights concerning elections to IHGC committees, hop order awards, etc.
8. It is proposed to change the IHGC name to International Hop Convention (IHC). It was agreed that there should be no change to the names of the Technical Commission nor the Economic Commission.
9. As the Scientific Commission has informed the IHGC that they propose to meet separately from the Congress in the future it was not felt necessary to make any arrangements nor agreements in this regard.
10. No binding resolutions were made. If the Executive Committee accepts the proposals outlined above (with any amendments to which the trade representatives agree) the IHGC secretariat will prepare detailed amendments to the Standing Orders to be presented to the next Congress in 2003 for ratification.
Martin Jolly Dr. Martin Pavlovic
President Secretary General
Washington Hop Commission
announces the availability of the new International Harmonization chart on the U.S. Hop Industry Plant Protection Committee's website. All IHGC members may now have access to the registration and regulatory status of important hop pesticides. The chart will allow us to track the status in Germany, U.S., European Union, and Codex Alimentarius Commission.
This chart and the activities that support its ongoing maintenance were supported by the IHGC resolution adopted in Canterbury, UK on August 9, 2001. The chart is updated when new information is available. We sincerely thank Bernhard Engelhard, Peter Glendinning, and Bill Bryant for the effort they invested in the development of this new information tool, and their continuing assistance in keeping it updated.
To view the chart, please visit the U.S. Hop Industry Plant Protection Committee website at http://www.ushippc.com. It is necessary to have a User Name and Password to enter this website. Any IHGC member who needs to be set up with a User Name and Password may e-mail me directly, and I will assist them. After entering the site, click on "Harmonization Chart" on the black menu bar (left side of screen). The chart is a Microsoft Excel file.