Personnel : Commission appoints new Deputy Director General in DG Trade

20 octobre 2021 Pierre Perrin-Monlouis

M. Peter Balas was appointed today Deputy Director-General in the Directorate-General for Trade. In his new function Mr Balas will supervise the services responsible for the coordination of WTO and OECD matters, agricultural trade, services, sustainable development as well as textiles, new technologies, intellectual property and public procurement.

Ambassador Peter Balas, aged 55, has been the permanent representative of Hungary to the World Trade Organization since 2002, where he participated in formulating Hungary’s multilateral trade policies concerning the Doha Development Agenda and other WTO activities. Since April 2003, he participated in EU coordination activities in Geneva and at Committee 133 meetings in Brussels.

M. Peter Balas has gathered multilateral experience on international economic relations at the GATT representation of Hungary, from 1986 to 1991, where he represented Hungary at the GATT Uruguay Round negotiations as Deputy Head of the Representation. From 1996 to 2000, he had also been in charge of the supervision of Hungary’s international relations and trade policy as Deputy State Secretary for international economic relations in the ministry of economic affairs, and held the same functions in the ministry of foreign affairs, from 2000 to 2002.

M. Balas will take up office in the next weeks.

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