Wednesday, December 26, 2012

More nominations for WTO Director General

WTOTwo more persons have been nominated for the post of Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).  Indonesia has nominated Ms. Mari Pangestu and Mexico has nominated Mr. Herminio Blanco.

Ms. Mari Pangestu served as the Minister of Trade for Indonesia from 2004 to 2011.  She currently holds the position of Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy.

Mr. Blanco was the chief negotiator of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on behalf of Mexico.  He also served as the Secretary of Commerce and Industry in the cabinet of President Carlos Salinas de Gortari.

Nominations close later this week on December 31.  On January 29, 2013, the WTO General Council will hold a meeting at which the candidates will present themselves to the membership.


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