Geneva : World Trade Organisation director-general Pascal Lamy will seek a second term in office when his current term expires in 2009, a key official told WTO members Tuesday.
WTO General Council chairperson Bruce Gosper said to WTO members he had received a letter from Lamy telling him about the decision.
The Australian ambassador, who presides over the selection, had reminded members of the selection procedures at a general council meeting Oct 14. The procedure requires the incumbent to declare he is a candidate for a second term by the end of November. After that, the election is open until the end of December for additional nominations.
If there are additional candidates, they will then have three months until the end of March to “make themselves known” to members, followed by two months of a selection process, ending at the end of May.