Compte rendu ‒ Conseil des ADPIC ‒ Afficher les détails de l'intervention/la déclaration

Ambassador Dacio Castillo (Honduras)
World Trade Organization
1. The representative of the Secretariat recalled that the Chairman of the TRIPS Council Ambassador Federico González had informed the General Council at its December 2011 meeting that he had relinquished the post because of his return to the capital to take up new responsibilities. The normal practice of the TRIPS Council was that the outgoing Chair held office until the end of the first meeting of each year. The new Chair was then normally elected at the end of that meeting. Since the Chair had already relinquished his post, the Council would this time need to start by electing a new Chair. 2. At its meeting of 24 February 2012, the General Council had noted the consensus on a slate of the names of chairpersons for WTO bodies. On the basis of the understanding reached, he proposed that the Council for TRIPS elect H.E. Mr. Dacio Castillo from Honduras as its Chairperson for the coming year by acclamation.