Anwar Hussain Shaik named as new chair of a WTO committee; first Indian representation in 10 years


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After a gap of ten years, an Indian government officer -- Anwar Hussain Shaik -- has been made the chair of the WTO's committee on Technical Barriers on Trade, an official said. He will take this role from Elisa Maria Olmeda de Alejandro from Mexico. "Our officer posted in PMI (Permanent Mission of India) Geneva has been made the chair of this TBT committee. Last time an Indian was a chair was ten years back," the official said.