General Assembly is the supreme authority convening plenary session at least biennially for discussing and deciding major issues of CCBIA. The General Assembly shall be convened only when more than 2/3 of the members attend the meeting and the resolutions proposed by the General Assembly may be adopted when approved by more than half of the presenting members. The main functions and responsibilities of the General Assembly include:
(1) to enact and amend the Charter;
(2) to elect and dismiss council directors;
(3) to examine the work report of the council;
(4) to decide determination of issues;
(5) to decide other major issues.
The Council is the executive body of the General Assembly consisting of representatives recommended by CCBIA members. It is responsible for directing routines of CCBIA and is liable for the General Assembly. The Council consists of one chairperson, one Chinese standing vice-chairperson, one Canadian standing vice-chairperson, 15 to 25 vice-chairpersons, 40 to 60 standing directors and unlimited numbers of directors with the office term of 2 years. Main functions and responsibility of CCBIA Council are:
(1) to examine the Charter of CCBIA;
(2) to elect standing chairpersons and nominate chairperson, standing vice-chairpersons, vice-chairpersons, Secretary-General and Vice-Secretary-General;
(3) to review development plan of the CCBIA, implement plans and major issues, and make decisions;
(4) to review annual work reports and other regulations, reports and etc. of CCBIA;
(5) to reflect industrial problems and propose development recommendations to governmental departments of the two countries;
(6) to coordinate functional division between members, organize, plan, assume and implement major scientific and technological as well as promotional projects, and facilitate and check the progress of the tasks of members.
(7) to decide other related matters.
CCBIA sets a Standing Council, which is elected by the Council. The Standing Council performs the functions and power as specified in Item 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 of Article 15 and is liable for the Council. The Standing Council meeting shall be convened when more than 2/3 standing directors presenting the meeting and the decision of the meeting may come into force when approved by more than2/3 presenting standing directors. The Standing Council meeting shall be convened at least once per year. In special circumstances, the communication means may be adopted for the meeting. The Standing Council is set with a Secretariat, which is a standing executive institute for CCBIA.
The chairperson of CCBIA is elected by the Standing Council meeting of CCBIA and reported to the competent authorities for archiving. The standing vice chairpersons, vice chairpersons, Secretary General, and the Director of the Expert Committee are nominated by the chairperson and such nomination shall be approved by more than 2/3 of the standing directors at Standing Council Meeting. The Vice Secretary General and Vice Director of the Expert Committee are nominated by the Secretary General, and the Director of the Expert Committee, respectively.
Main functions and responsibilities of the chairperson include:
(1) to be liable for the Council and preside over the work of the Council;
(2) to preside over the Council meeting of CCBIA and the Expert Committee meeting;
(3) to entrust standing vice-chairpersons to be responsible for routine administration of the Secretariat of CCBIA;
(4) to direct and supervise the implementation of relevant resolutions of the Council;
(5) to issue or entrust standing vice-chairpersons to issue documents of CCBIA;
(6) to perform other functions entrusted by the Council.
Main functions and responsibilities of the standing vice-chairpersons include:
(1) to be liable for the chairperson and give assistance to the chairperson in presiding over the work of the Council;
(2) to be entrusted by the chairperson and to preside over the Council meeting of CCBIA and the Expert Committee meeting on behalf of the chairperson;
(3) to direct the vice-chairpersons, Secretary-General and the expert Committee to be responsible for effective routine administration of the Secretariat of CCBIA;
(4) to supervise the implementation of relevant resolutions of the Council according to the request of the chairperson;
(5) to sign and issue documents of CCBIA by authorization of the chairperson;
(6) to perform other functions entrusted by the Council.
Secretariat is a standing administrative body of CCBIA in charge of coordination and management of routines of CCBIA. The Secretariat consists of one Secretary-General and several Vice-Secretaries-General. The Secretariat is located in the Beef Cattle Research Center (BCRC) of China Agricultural University. Main functions and responsibilities of the Secretariat include:
(1) to implement various resolutions of the Council and to organize and coordinate various work of CCBIA;
(2) to organize the drafting of annual work report of CCBIA and other relevant information, reports and etc.;
(3) to organize the preparation and convening of relevant conferences and academic communications of the CCBIA;
(4) to process joining and withdrawing of CCBIA;
(5) to raise proposals to the Council;
(6) to be in charge of routine administration of CCBIA in line with requirements of internal administrative systems of CCBIA;
(7) to perform other issues assigned by the Council.
CCBIA sets a committee of experts consisting of domestic and foreign well-known experts in the area to provide technical support and consultation service to CCBIA. Candidates of the committee of experts is nominated by the Secretariat and elected by the standing council. The main functions and responsibilities of the committee of experts include:
(1) to provide consultation concerning development planning and main tasks of CCBIA;
(2) to carry out scientific and technological researches and united research and development directing at prominent difficulties influencing industrial development;
(3) to provide technological guidance and services for CCBIA members.