TRTA: TRADE-RELATED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Financing of TRTA

The Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund (DDAGTF) was established in 2002, in order to receive extra budgetary contributions from WTO Members to finance the implementation of the annual TA Plans. The total cost of the TA Plans is budgeted at some CHF30 Mio annually, of which some CHF24 Mio is covered from the Trust Fund and some CHF6 Mio from WTO's regular budget.

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The Global Trust Fund is operated against periodic benchmarks and closely supervised by the Committee on Budget Finance and Administration and the Committee and Trade and Development. According to the rules established by Members, by December of the year preceding the fund's revolving annual target period, actual contributions amounting to 25 percent of the annual total should be recorded. By 31 March, another 50 percent should be in hand for an overall 75 percent of the total estimated expenditure of the year. By 30 June, 100 percent of the funds needed should be received. Where contribution receipt targets are manifestly not met, the General Council shall meet on an urgent basis to discuss the matter.

Consult the list of contributions.

Contributions can be made by contacting the Administration and General Services Division, Budget Section.

 

Voluntary Contributions as of 31 May 2013  back to top

Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund

The DDAGTF is the flagship WTO trust fund providing support to a wide range of trade-related technical assistance activities.

Donor (CHF) 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Sweden 2,026,384 2,353,920 2,074,322 2,386,480 2,245,600
Australia 1,525,650 1,952,400 1,803,600 1,689,900
Norway 1,710,279 1,784,440 1,593,626 2,438,905 2,287,108
Netherlands 1,472,990 1,472,990 1,472,990    
Germany 1,509,500 1,438,500 1,237,500 1,198,000 1,233,000
Finland 1,534,000 1,364,000 1,228,000
European Union 1,518,550 1,574,550 1,187,500 1,024,050 1,232,000
Canada 456,121   944,276 1,362,298  
United States 1,026,109 1,002,654 940,580 940,535 42,841
Switzerland       800,000 800,000
France 2,250,500 655,500 611,000 600,500 617,000
Spain 533,750 467,950 400,050
Japan 474,637 395,604 395,604 395,604 368,744
Denmark 616,746 180,019 331,230 321,903  
Korea 357,000 344,400 322,350 334,950 316,600
Austria 302,480 285,640 258,600 240,200 243,600
Chinese Taipei     184,200    
Liechtenstein 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
Estonia 49,425 28,932 26,209 23,199 24,160
Czech Republic     23,746    
Ireland 1,357,200 409,200
China 211,000 200,300
New Zealand 158,000
Luxembourg 754,000
Total Contributions Received 19,726,321 16,108,999 15,075,383 12,906,624 12,137,553
Total Number of Contributors 20 19 19 15 13

 

Internship Programme — Selected Missions

The Internship Programme — Selected Missions provides resources for interns from developing countries to gain valuable experience with the multi-lateral trading system by working in the Geneva mission of their own country.

Donor (CHF) 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
France 754,500 655,500 611,000 600,500 617,000
Ireland 301,600 272,800 377,190 396,330 184,800
Denmark 165,615 160,952  
Total Contributions Received 1,056,100 928,300 1,153,805 1,157,782 801,800

 

Netherlands Trainee Programme

The Netherlands Trainee Programme — provides resources for interns from developing countries to gain valuable experience with the multi-lateral trading system by working in WTO Secretariat.

Donor (CHF) 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Netherlands 818,330 94,701 1,793,909  
Total Contributions Received 818,330 94,701 1,793,909  

 

Trade Facilitation National Needs Assessments

The Trade Facilitation National Needs Assessments Fund — provides resources, in the context of the Trade Facilitation negotiating mandate, to allow participants to draw up preliminary findings of national trade facilitation needs and priorities, know which measures they will need time and/or technical assistance in order to implement and have sufficient information to calculate the resources that are likely to be needed.

Donor (CHF) 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Australia         392,120
Chinese Taipei       93,900  
United States   140,850  
Ireland     61,600
European Union     443,520
Sweden     283,300
Norway     99,108
Total Contributions Received       234,750 1,279,648

 

Trade Facilitation Negotiating Group

The Trade Facilitation Negotiating Group Fund — provides resources for capital-based officials from developing countries to participate in Geneva-based meetings of the Negotiating Group on Trade Facilitation.

Donor (CHF) 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
European Union 19,747 241,280 206,720 241,460 246,400
Norway 266,477 330,743 144,655 163,639 152,474
Sweden 143,909 183,067  
Total Contributions Received 286,224 715,932 351,375 588,166 398,874

 

China LDCs & Accessions Programme

The China LDCs & Accessions Programme — provides resources for LDC interns to work on Accessions issues in the WTO Secretariat, for LDC officials to participate in Geneva-based meetings, and to organize a roundtable event on accessions issues.

Donor (CHF) 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
China 333,200 372,000  
Total Contributions Received   333,200 372,000  

 

Standards and Trade Development Facility on SPS

The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) is a joint initiative in capacity building and technical cooperation aiming at raising awareness on the importance of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) issues, increasing coordination in the provision of SPS-related assistance, and mobilizing resources to assist developing countries enhance their capacity to meet SPS standards.

Donor (CHF) 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Canada 182,448   1,888,552 917,095 903,751
Sweden 1,007,839 1,011,317 1,008,210 1,015,560 962,220
Switzerland 700,000   500,000
Finland 613,600 545,600 491,200
European Union 375,901 250,229 399,511 437,164 448,448
Denmark 616,746 360,038 331,230 321,903  
Norway   168,663 237,624 245,559 228,711
Japan 303,143 291,471 187,398 100,196 85,502
Germany 227,700 196,650 183,300 180,150 183,750
Ireland 301,600 163,000 148,250 222,305 227,920
United States 364,350 256,500 89,600 106,259
Chinese Taipei   78,720 73,680   74,400
Netherlands 500,000 981,997   981,997  
Australia 653,850
Total Contributions Received 5,847,177 4,304,185 5,538,554 4,528,188 3,114,702
Total Number of Contributors 12 11 12 10 8

 

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