Dear Conference Participants,

Thank you for your contribution to our very successful 3rd OIE Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health ‘Riding the wave to the future’, held in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), on 20-22 January 2015.

As promised, the Conference draft recommendations taking into account the points raised in discussion on Thursday, are now on the OIE website for your review and further comment at: recommendations

Please submit your comments as specific proposed text changes, with a supporting explanatory rationale. Proposed deletions should be indicated in ‘strikethrough’ and proposed additions with ‘double underline’. Comments on these recommendations must reach OIE Headquarters by 9 February 2015. All comments should be sent to the OIE International Trade Department at:

As indicated in Ho Chi Minh City, we will finalise these recommendations to take account of all comments received with the support of our experts. We will publish the final version on the web site and this text will be presented to the 83rd World Assembly of national Delegates of Member Countries in May 2015.

Finally, at the conclusion of the Conference I also received a very generous offer from Chile to host and co-fund the next OIE Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health.

Thank you again for your participation,

Bernard Vallat

World Organisation for Animal Health • 12 rue de Prony 75017 Paris (France) • Tel.: 33(0)1 • Fax: 33(0)1 • •