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8 May 2000
WTO appoints Chairpersons for TRIPS Council and for Subsidiary Bodies of Goods Council

The WTO General Council today (8 May) agreed on the following appointments:

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Chairperson

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Ambassador Chak Mun See (Singapore)
Committee on Agriculture
Chair:
Vice Chair:

Ambassador Jorge Voto-Bernales (Peru)
Mr. Yoichi Suzuki (Japan)
Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices Mr. Yair Shiran (Israel)
Committee on Customs Valuation Mr. Remo Moretta (Australia)
Committee on Import Licensing Mr. Albert Wright (Denmark)
Committee on Market Access Mr. Christophe Kiener (Switzerland)
Committee on Rules of Origin Mr. Sándor Simon (Hungary)
Committee on Safeguards Mr. Joshua Phoho Setipa (Lesotho)
Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Mr. Shishir Priyadarshi (India)
(subsequently replaced by
Mr. Sayed Irfan Makhdoom Nayyar (Pakistan))
Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures Mrs. Usha Dwarka-Canabady (Mauritius)
Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade Mr. John Adank (New Zealand)
Committee on Trade-Related Investment Measures Mr. Oscar Hernández (Venezuela)
Working Party on State Trading Enterprises Mr. Breffini Carpenter (Ireland)