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PRESS/66
12 February 1997

1997 Chairpersons of the WTO goods council's subsidiary bodies

The WTO Council for Trade in Goods, on 12 February, appointed the following chairpersons for 1997:


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Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures: Mr. Alex Thiermann (United States)

Working Party on State Trading Enterprises: Ms. Vibeke Roosen (Denmark)

Working Party on Preshipment Inspection: Mr. Chiedu Osakwe (Nigeria)

The Goods Council took note of the consensus on the appointment of the following chairpersons for 1997, who will be elected by the respective subsidiary bodies:

Committee on Agriculture: H.E. Mr. Nestor Osorio Londo˝o (Colombia)

Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices: Mr. Kajit Sukhum (Thailand)

Committee on Customs Valuation: Mr. Tullio Di Pietro (Italy)

Committee on Import Licensing: Mr. Tomasz Jodko (Poland)

Committee on Market Access: Mr. Moha Ouali Tagma (Morocco)

Committee on Rules of Origin: Mrs. Lourdes A. Berrig (Philippines)

Committee on Safeguards:  Mr. Seiichi Nagatsuka (Japan)

Committee on Subsidies and  Countervailing Measures: Mr. Gilles Gauthier (Canada)

Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade: Mr. Timothy H.M. Tong
(Hong Kong)

Committee on Trade-Related Investment Measures: Mr. Javier Paulinich (Peru)