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PRESS/121
16 February 1999

WTO chairpersons for 1999

The WTO General Council today (16 February) noted the consensus on the following slate of names of chairpersons for WTO bodies:

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General Council

Ambassador Ali Said Mchumo (Tanzania)

Dispute Settlement Body

Ambassador Nobutoshi Akao (Japan)

Trade Policy Review Body

Ambassador Jean-Marie Noirfalisse (Belgium)

Council for Trade in Goods

Ambassador Roger Farrell (New Zealand)

Council for TRIPs

Ambassador Carlos Pérez del Castillo (Uruguay)

Council for Trade in Services

Mr. Stuart Harbinson (Hong Kong, China)

Committee on Trade and Environment

Ambassador István Major (Hungary)

Committee on Trade and Development

Ambassador Absa Claude Diallo (Senegal)

Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration

Mme. Laurence Dubois-Destrizais (France)

Committee on Balance-of-Payments Restrictions

Mr. Tomasz Jodko (Poland)

Committee on Regional Trading Agreements

Ambassador Krirk-Krai Jirapaet (Thailand)

Working Group on the Relationship between Trade and Investment

Ambassador Man Soon Chang (Korea)

Working Group on the Relationship between Trade and Competition Policy

Prof. Frédéric Jenny (France)

Working Group on Transparency in Government Procurement

Ambassador Ronald Saborío Soto (Costa Rica)

Committee on Trade in Agriculture

Ambassador Nestor Osorio Londoño (Colombia)