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THE WTO: SECRETARIAT AND BUDGET
WTO Secretariat budget for 2002

The WTO derives most of the income for its annual budget from contributions by its 144 Members. These are established according to a formula based on their share of international trade.

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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 2002 is as follows:
  • 2002 Budget for the WTO Secretariat: SF 140,313,850 
  • 2002 Budget for the Appellate Body and its Secretariat: SF 2,816,000
  • Total WTO Budget for the year 2002: SF 143,129,850.

  

Budget for the WTO Secretariat for the year 2002 back to top

SECTION

REVISED 2002 ESTIMATES
(Swiss Francs)

Staff (Work/years)

 

(a) Salary 62,786,700
(b) Pensions 12,387,600
(c) Other Common Staff costs 10,592,500

Temporary Assistance

12,907,100

 

 

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Communications

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(a) Telecommunications 637,000
(b) Postage charges 1,527,000

Building Facilities

1,000,000
(a) Rental 249,600
(b) Utilities 1,646,500
(c) Maintenance and Insurance 923,000

Permanent Equipment

3,700,800

Expendable Equipment

1,343,700

Contractual Services

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(a) Reproduction 1,421,000
(b) Office Automation / Informatics 2,239,800
(c) Other 244,000

 

 

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Staff Overhead Costs

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(a) Training 430,000
(b) Insurance 1,114,500
(c) Joint Services 542,000
(d) Miscellaneous 54,500

Missions

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(a) Official 1,241,100
(b) Technical Co-operation 1,198,200
Trade Policy Training Courses 2,496,000
Contribution to ITC 15,113,850
Various -
(a) Representation and Hospitality 258,000
(b) Dispute Settlement Panels 1,337,000
(c) Permanent Group of Experts/ Arbitration under GATS 30,000
(d) Appellate Body -
(e) Library 583,500
(f) Publications 193,000
(g) Public Information Activities 210,000
(h) External Auditors 50,000
(i) Ministerial Meeting 400,000
(j) ISO 58,900
(k) Other 73,000

Unforeseen Expenditure

100,000
 
SUB-TOTAL 139,089,850

 

Infrastructure -
Geneva Week / Short Trade Policy Courses for LDCs 1,224,000
TOTAL 140,313,850

 

Budget for the Appellate Body and its Secretariat for the year 2002 back to top

 

SECTION 2002
ESTIMATES
(Swiss Francs)
Staff(Work/years)
(a) Salary 1,500,200
(b) Pensions 296,400
(c) Other Common Staff costs 244,400
Temporary Assistance

 

36,000

     
Communications
(a) Telecommunications 6,500
(b) Postage charges  
Building Facilities
(a) Rental  
(b) Utilities 13,000
(c) Maintenance and Insurance 0
Permanent Equipment 47,200
Expendable Equipment 17,700
Contractual Services  
(a) Reproduction 15,000
(b)

Office Automation / Informatics

0
(c) Other  
     
Staff Overhead Costs
(a) Training  
(b) Insurance 5,000
(c) Joint Services  
(d) Miscellaneous 2,000
Missions  
(a) Official 10,000
(b) Technical Co-operation  
Trade Policy Training Courses
Contribution to ITC
Various
(a) Representation and Hospitality 1,000
(b) Dispute Settlement Panels  
(c)

Permanent Group of Experts/ Arbitration under GATS

 
(d) Appellate Body Members 618,200
(e) Library 3,400
(f) Publications  
(g) Public Information Activities  
(h) External Auditors  
(i) Ministerial Meeting  
(j) ISO  
(k) Other  
Unforeseen Expenditure
     
  TOTAL 2,816,000