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THE WTO: SECRETARIAT AND BUDGET
WTO Secretariat budget for 2004

The WTO derives most of the income for its annual budget from contributions by its 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 2004 is as follows:
  • 2004 Budget for the WTO Secretariat: 157,060,700 CHF;
  • 2004 Budget for the Appellate Body and its Secretariat:  4,715,800 CHF;
  • Total WTO Budget for the year 2004: 161,776,500 CHF

  

Budget for the WTO Secretariat for the year 2004 back to top

SECTION

2004
(Swiss Francs)

Staff (Work/years)

 

(a) Salary 71,014,000
(b) Pensions 14,267,200
(c) Common Staff costs 13,430,00

Temporary Assistance

15,763,150

Communications

-
(a) Telecommunications 748,000
(b) Postal charges 1,455,000

Building Facilities

-
(a) Rental 302,400
(b) Utilities 1,619,500
(c) Maintenance and Insurance 1,193,000

Permanent Equipment

3,219,850

Expendable

1,353,000

Contractual Services

-
(a) Reproduction 1,380,000
(b) Office Automation 2,192,800
(c) Other 267,000

Staff Overhead

-
(a) Training 490,000
(b) Insurance 1,861,700
(c) Joint Services 632,000
(d) Miscellaneous 86,500

Missions

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(a) Missions Official 1,181,100
(b) Missions Technical 1,383,200
Trade Policy Training Courses 3,881,000
Various -
(a) Representation and Hospitality 283,000
(b) Dispute Settlement Panels 1,217,000
(e) Library 578,900
(f) Publications 275,000
(g) Public Information Activities 210,000
(h) External Auditors 40,000
(i) Ministerial Operating Fund 600,000
(j) ISO 57,000
(k) Other 90,000

Unforeseen

100,000
International Trade Centre (ITC) 15,889,400
TOTAL 157,060,700

 

Budget for the the Appellate Body and its Secretariat for the year 2004 back to top

SECTION

2004
(Swiss Francs)

Staff (Work/years)

 

(a) Salary   1,684,900
(b) Pensions 350,100
(c) Common Staff costs 290,500

Temporary Assistance

36,000

Communications

-
(a) Telecommunications 6,500

Building Facilities

-
(b) Utilities 13,000
(c) Maintenance and Insurance 5,000

Permanent Equipment

23,000

Expendable

20,000

Contractual Services

-
(a) Reproduction 15,000

Staff Overheads

-
(a) Training 25,000
(b) Insurance 9,000
(d) Miscellaneous 2,000

Missions

-
(a) Missions Official 10,000
Various -
(a) Representation and Hospitality 1,000
(d) Appellate Body Members 620,000
(e) Library 8,000
(l) Appellate Body Operating Fund 1,596,800
TOTAL 4,715,800