Minutes - TRIPS Council - View details of the intervention/statement

Ambassador Dennis Francis (Trinidad & Tobago)
World Trade Organization
1. The representative of the Secretariat recalled that, as the Council had been informed at its meeting in June, the former Chair of the Council had relinquished her post because of her return to her capital to take up new responsibilities. At its meeting of 31 July, the General Council had taken note of the consensus on the appointment of Ambassador Dennis Francis from Trinidad and Tobago as Chairman of the TRIPS Council. On the basis of the understanding reached, he proposed that the Council for TRIPS elect Ambassador Dennis Francis as its Chairman for the remainder of the current term by acclamation.