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New AB Member

Yesterday, the Selection Committee, established by the DSB, recommended the appointment to the Appellate Body of Mr. Seung Wha Chang, national of the Republic of Korea, for a four-year commencing on June 1, 2012.

The recommendation comes after a thorough selection process that included four highly qualified candidates from Japan, Thailand and Korea. The Committee received views from around 30 delegations before coming to a decision.

Also, the Committee decided to recommend the reappointment to the AB of Ms. Yuejiao Zhang from China.

A meeting of the DSB to decide on these recommendations is scheduled for May 24, 2012.