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THE WTO: SECRETARIAT AND BUDGET
WTO Secretariat budget for 2008

The WTO derives most of the income for its annual budget from contributions by its 152 Members. These are established according to a formula based on their share of international trade.
 

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Contributions by individual members


Miscellaneous income is earned from rental fees and sales of WTO print and electronic publications. The WTO also manages a number of trust funds, which have been contributed by Members. These are used in support of special activities for technical cooperation and training meant to enable least-developed and developing countries to make better use of the WTO and draw greater benefit from the multilateral trading system. The WTO’s total budget for the year 2008 is as follows:
  • 2008 Budget for the WTO Secretariat: CHF 180,483,300
  • 2008 Budget for the Appellate Body and its Secretariat: CHF 4,408,200
  • Consolidated WTO Budget for the year 2008: CHF 184,891,500

  

Budget for the WTO Secretariat for the year 2008 back to top

Part

Section

Line

Budget 2008 in CHF

A

Sect 1 Work Years

(a) Salary

83,208,100

 

 

(b) Pension

16,799,300

 

 

(c) Common Staff Costs

15,108,400

 

 

(d) Restructuring Plan

0

 

Sect 2 Temporary Assistance

14,897,400

B

Sect 3 Communications

(a) Telecommunications

500,000

 

 

(b) Postal Charges

1,382,000

 

Sect 4 Building Facilities

(a) Rental

340,000

 

 

(b) Utilities

1,758,000

 

 

(c) Maintenance and Insurance

1,639,000

 

Sect 5 Permanent Equipment

 

 

 

(a) Permanent Equipment

2,118,200

 

 

(b) Permanent Equipment Lease

274,000

 

Sect 6 Expendable

 

1,307,000

 

Sect 7 Contractual Services

(a) Reproduction

1,410,000

 

 

(b) Office Automation

3,369,700

 

 

(c) other

282,000

 

 

(d) Security Outsourcing

3,452,000

C

Sect 8 Staff Overheads

(a) Training

1,390,000

 

 

(b) Insurance

2,490,500

 

 

(c) Joint Services

204,000

 

 

(d) Miscellaneous

30,000

 

Sect 9 Missions

(a) Missions Official

1,496,000

 

 

(b) Missions Technical

1,406,000

 

Sect 10 Trade Policy Courses 

3,823,600

 

Sect 11 Various

(a) Representation and Hospitality

298,000

 

 

(b) Dispute Settlement Panels

1,247,000

 

 

(c) Experts

50,000

 

 

(e) Library

650,000

 

 

(f) Publications

880,000

 

 

(g) Public Info rmation Activities

270,000

 

 

(h) External Auditors

40,000

 

 

(i) Ministerial Operating Fund

600,000

 

 

(j) ISO

57,000

 

 

(k) Other

80,000

 

 

(m) Security Enhancement Programme

330,000

 

Sect 12 Unforeseen

 

100,000

D

Sect 13 ITC

 

17,196,100

Grand Total

 

180,483,300

 

Budget for the the Appellate Body and its Secretariat for the year 2008 back to top

Part

Section

Line

Budget 2008 in CHF

A

Sect 1 Work Years

(a) Salary

2,031,000

 

 

(b) Pension

409,500

 

 

(c) Common Staff Costs

361,500

 

Sect 2 Temporary Assistance

65,600

B

Sect 3 Communications

(a) Telecommunications

6,500

 

Sect 4 Building Facilities

(b) Utilities

13,000

 

 

(c) Maintenance and Insurance

55,000

 

Sect 5 Permanent Equipment

(a) Permanent Equipment

35,600

 

Sect 6 Expendable

 

20,000

 

Sect 7 Contractual Services

(a) Reproduction

15,000

 

 

(b) Office Automation

9,000

C

Sect 8 Staff Overheads

(a) Training

25,000

 

 

(b) Insurance

12,000

 

 

(d) Miscellaneous

2,000

 

Sect 9 Missions

(a) Missions Official

37,000

 

Sect 11 Various

(a) Representation and Hospitality

1,000

 

 

(d) Appellate Body Members

753,500

 

 

(e) Library

10,000

 

 

(l) Appellate Body Operating Fund

546,000

Grand Total

 

4,408,200