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11 February 2004
GENERAL COUNCIL

WTO chairpersons for 2004

The WTO General Council today (11 February) noted the consensus on the following slate of names of chairpersons for WTO bodies:

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Chairpersons of WTO Bodies — 2004
  

General Council Amb. Shotaro OSHIMA (Japan)
Dispute Settlement Body Amb. Amina MOHAMED (Kenya)
Trade Policy Review Body Amb. Puangrat ASAVAPISIT (Thailand)
Council for Trade in Goods Amb. Alfredo CHIARADIA (Argentina)
Council for Trade in Services Amb. Peter BRNO (Slovak Republic)
Council for TRIPS Mr. Joshua LAW (Hong Kong, China)
Committee on Trade and Environment Amb. Naéla GABR (Egypt)
Committee on Trade and Development Amb. Trevor CLARKE (Barbados)
Committee on Balance-of Payments Restrictions Mr. Giulio TONINI (Italy)
Committee on Regional Trade Agreements Amb. Ronald SABORÍO SOTO (Costa Rica)
Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration Amb. Henrik Rée IVERSEN (Denmark)
Working Group on Trade and Transfer of Technology Amb. Jaynarain MEETOO (Mauritius)
Working Group on Trade, Debt and Finance Amb. Péter BALÁS (Hungary)


Chairpersons of Bodies established under the Trade Negotiations Committee — 2004

(To serve until the 6th Session of the Ministerial Conference – date to be determined.)
  

Negotiating Group on Market Access Amb. Stefán JÓHANNESSON (Iceland)
Negotiating Group on Rules Amb. Eduardo PÉREZ MOTTA (Mexico)
Special Session of the Council for Trade in Services Amb. Alejandro JARA (Chile)
Special Session of the Council for TRIPS Amb. Manzoor AHMAD (Pakistan)
Special Session of the Dispute Settlement Body Amb. David SPENCER (Australia)
Special Session of the Committee on Agriculture Amb. Tim GROSER (New Zealand)
Special Session of the Committee on Trade and Environment Amb. Toufiq ALI (Bangladesh)
Special Session of the Committee on Trade and Development Mr. Faizel ISMAIL (South Africa)
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