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(L-R): Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration - H.E. Mr. Dagfinn SØRLI (Norway); Committee on Balance-of-Payments Restrictions – H.E. Miss Cheryl K. SPENCER (Jamaica); Committee on Trade and Development – H.E. Mr. Chad BLACKMAN (Barbados); Committee on Trade Facilitation – H.E. Mohammad Qurban HAQJO (Afghanistan); Dispute Settlement Body – H.E. Dr. David WALKER (New Zealand); General Council – H.E. Ms. Sunanta KANGVALKULKIJ (Thailand); Trade Policy Review Body – H.E. Mr. Manuel A.J. TEEHANKEE (Philippines); Council for Trade in Goods  H.E. Mr. José Luís CANCELA GÓMEZ (Uruguay);...
(Counterclockwise from top-left: Amb. Teehankee delivering his welcome remarks; WTO DDG Brauner delivering his brief remarks; Audience listening intently to Dr. Sunico’s introduction; Dr. Sunico performing the mini-concert) 14 JUNE 2019, GENEVA – Internationally-acclaimed Filipino artist, Dr. Raul Sunico, performed a mini-concert for an intimate group of music lovers in one of the historic rooms of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Headquarters.In his welcome remarks, Ambassador Manuel A.J. Teehankee, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the WTO, thanked the Philippine National...
06 May 2019, GENEVA – Ambassador Manuel A. J. Teehankee, Philippine Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization, formally delivered to WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo the request of the Philippine government to become an observer in the Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) under the World Trade Organization (WTO).  The Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) is the main WTO agreement that provides the framework for the conduct of international trade in government procurement among 47 WTO Members that signed the GPA.  As a non-party to the GPA, the Philippines has...
3 APRIL 2019, GENEVA – Ambassador Manuel A. J. Teehankee, Philippine Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization, chaired his first meeting as the new chairperson of the Trade Policy Review Body (TPRB) during the Trade Policy Review of Bangladesh, succeeding Ambassador Eloi Laourou of Benin.The Trade Policy Review Body (TPRB) is the WTO body that oversees the implementation of the Trade Policy Review Mechanism, which was created under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in 1989 to ensure transparency of Members’ trade policies and the smooth functioning of the...
Officers and staff of the Philippine Missions to the WTO and UN in Geneva sing the National Anthem in commemoration of the 120th Philippine Independence Day   H.E. Ambassador Manuel A.J. Teehankee, Philippine Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization, delivering the Independence Day message of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs