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THE WTO: SECRETARIAT AND BUDGET
WTO Secretariat budget for 2009

The WTO derives most of the income for its annual budget from contributions by its 153 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 2009 is as follows:
  • Consolidated WTO Budget for the year 2009: CHF 189,257,600

  

Consolidated Revised Budget 2009

Section

Budget 2009
CHF

Work Years
(including salary and pension)

121,437,200

Temporary Assistance

14,975,500

Communications
(including telecommunications and postal charges)

1,811,500

Building Facilities
(including rental, utilities, maintenance and insurance)

3,696,000

Permanent Equipment

2,198,000

Expendable

1,305,000

Contractual Services
(including reproduction, office automation and security)

9,250,000

Staff Overheads
(including training and insurance)

4,633,500

Missions

2,939,000

Trade Policy Courses

3,823,600

Various
(including dispute settlement panels, publications, library and public information activities)

6,228,400

Unforeseen

100,000

International Trade Centre

16,859,900

Grand Total

189,257,600