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SL to host 34th Plenary Meeting of ISO Technical Committee for tea

April 25, Colombo (LNW): Sri Lanka is poised to host the 34th plenary meeting of the International Standards Organisation (ISO) Technical Committee for tea on July 24th, marking a significant milestone in global tea industry collaboration.

Under the stewardship of the Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Standards Institution, the global review meeting will convene to address key aspects of tea production and standards adherence.

Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tea Board, Niraj de Mel, affirmed the country’s readiness to host the event, emphasising its importance in fostering international cooperation and standardisation within the tea sector.

Delegates from over 45 member countries are expected to participate in the international review, reflecting the global significance of Sri Lanka’s role in the tea industry.

Sanjaya Herath, Chairman of the Colombo Tea Traders Association, highlighted that the meeting will facilitate crucial discussions and evaluations on various international market parameters essential for tea production worldwide.

Among the agenda items are comprehensive reviews of biochemical, physical, and biological standards, aimed at ensuring consistent quality and safety standards across tea-producing nations.

This gathering represents the first physical meeting of the ISO Technical Committee since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

The event, therefore, signifies a pivotal moment for the global tea community to reconvene and reinforce collaborative efforts towards industry excellence.

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