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PRESS/92
19 February 1998

WTO chairpersons for 1998

The WTO General Council today (19 February) noted the concensus on the following slate of names of chairpersons for WTO bodies:

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General Council: Amb. John Weekes (Canada)

Dispute Settlement Body: Amb. Kamel Morjane (Tunisia)

Trade Policy Review Body: Amb. Ali Said Mchumo (Tanzania)

Council for Trade in Goods: Amb. Ronald Saborio Soto (Costa Rica)

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of

Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs): Amb. Istvan Major (Hungary)

Council for Trade in Services: Amb. Nobutoshi Akao (Japan)

Committee on Trade and Environment: Amb. Chak Mun See (Singapore)

Committee on Trade and Development: Amb. Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury (Bangladesh)

Committee on Budget, Finance and

Administration: Mr. Wilhelm Meier (Switzerland)

Committee on Balance-of-Payments

Restrictions: Mr. Peter R. Jenkins (United Kingdom)

Committee on Regional Trading

Agreements: Amb. Jean-Marie Noirfalisse (Belgium)

Working Group on the Relationship

between Trade and Investment: Amb. Krirk-Krai Jirapaet (Thailand)

Working Group on the Interaction

between Trade and Competition Policy: Prof. Frédéric Jenny (France)

Working Group on Transparency in

Government Procurement: Amb. Werner Corrales Leal (Venezuela)