Geneva, Switzerland (BBN)- Mexico on Friday nominated Herminio Blanco for the post of WTO Director-General to succeed the current Director-General, Pascal Lamy, whose term of office expires on 31 August 2013.
According to the WTO procedures for appointment of Director-General, the nomination period will close on 31 December 2012.
A formal General Council meeting will be held on 29 January 2013 where candidates will present themselves to the membership.
The selection process will conclude with a decision by the General Council no later than 31 May 2013.
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