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31 January 1995

Election of WTO Chairpersons

At the first meeting of the WTO General Council held on 31 January, the following were elected Chairpersons of their respective WTO Councils or Committees.

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General Council: Ambassador K. Kesavapany (Singapore)

Dispute Settlement Body: Ambassador Donald Kenyon (Australia)

Trade Policy Review Body: Pending

Vice Chairman: Mr. Abdelkader Lecheheb (Morocco)

Council for Trade in Goods: Ambassador Minoru Endo (Japan)

Council for Trade in Services: Ambassador Christer Manhusen (Sweden)

Council for Trade-Related Aspects

of Intellectual Property Rights: Mr. Stuart Harbinson (Hong Kong)

Committee on Trade and Development: Ambassador Haron Siraj (Malaysia)

Committee on Trade and Environment: Ambassador Juan Carlos Sanchez Arnau (Argentina)

Committee on Balance-of-Payments Restrictions: Mr. Peter Witt (Germany)

Committee on Budget, Finance and

Administration: Mr. Jean-Marie Metzger (France)

Textiles Monitoring Body: Ambassador András Szepesi (Hungary)