List of WTO Bodies’ Chairpersons

IAS Prelims 2023

The WTO General Council, on 7 April 2017, noted the consensus on a slate of names of chairpersons for WTO bodies.

Regular bodies

Trade Policy Review Body Mr Juan Carlos GONZALEZ (Colombia)
Council for Trade in Goods Mr CHOI Kyonglim (Republic of Korea)
Council for Trade in Services Mr Julian BRAITHWAITE (UK)
Council for TRIPS Ms Irene Young (Hong Kong, China)
Committee on Trade and Development Mr Taonga MUSHAYAVANHU (Zimbabwe)
Committee on Balance-of-Payments Restrictions Mr Tudor ULIANOVSCHI (Moldova)
Committee on Budget, Finance and  Administration Mr. Peter BRŇO (Slovak Republic)
Committee on Trade and Environment Mrs. Zhanar AITZHANOVA (Kazakhstan)
Committee on Regional Trade Agreements Mr Walid DOUDECH (Tunisia)
Working Group on Trade and Transfer of Technology Ms Zorica MARIĆ-DJORDJEVIĆ (Montenegro)
Committee on Trade Facilitation Mr. Daniel BLOCKERT (Sweden)

Negotiating bodies

Committee on Agriculture in Special Session H.E. Mr Stephen Karau (Kenya)
Dispute Settlement Body in Special Session H.E. Mr Coly SECK (Senegal)


Previously, the WTO General Council approved by consensus the following chairpersons for WTO bodies:

General Council Mr Xavier CARIM (South Africa)
Dispute Settlement Body Mr Junichi Ihara (Japan)