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THE WTO: SECRETARIAT AND BUDGET
WTO Secretariat budget for 2001

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. The list of Members' contributions for 2001 can be found in the following table. The balance of the budget is financed from miscellaneous income.

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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 2001 is as follows:

  • 2001 Budget for the WTO Secretariat: SF 131,305,610 
  • 2001 Budget for the Appellate Body and its Secretariat: SF 2,778,000
  • Total WTO Budget for the year 2001: SF 134,083,610.

  

Budget for the WTO Secretariat for the year 2001 back to top

SECTION SWISS FRANCS

Staff (Work/years)

 

(a)

Salary

60'646'860

(b)

Pensions

11'891'440

(c)

Other common staff costs

10'946'000

Temporary assistance

11'443'050

Communications

 

(a)

Telecommunications

568'000

(b)

Postage charges

1'227'000

Building facilities

 

(a)

Rental

39'600

(b)

Utilities

1'601'500

(c)

Maintenance and insurance

907'000

Permanent equipment

3'474'750

Expendable equipment

1'264'670

Contractual Services

 

(a)

Reproduction

1'217'000

(b)

Office automation/ Informatics

2'213'540

(c)

Other

244'000

Staff overhead costs

 

(a)

Training

408'000

(b)

Insurance

1'079'900

(c)

Joint services

519'000

(d)

Miscellaneous

46'500

Missions

 

(a)

Official

1'205'100

(b)

Technical Cooperation

1'163'200

Trade policy training courses

1'490'000

Contribution to ITC

14'361'500

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

567'000

(f)

Publications

203'000

(g)

Public information activities

260'000

(h)

External auditors

70'000

(i)

Ministerial meeting

400'000

(j)

ISO

60'000

(k)

Other

63'000

Unforeseen expenditure

100'000

TOTAL

131'305'610

 

Budget for the Appellate Body and its Secretariat for the year 2001 back to top

SECTION SWISS FRANCS

Staff (Work/ years)

(a) 

Salary

1'253'900
(b) 

Pensions

244'600
(c) 

Other Common staff costs

381'400

Temporary Assistance

108'500

Communications

 

(a) 

Telecommunications

6'500
(b) 

Postal Charges

 

Building Facilities

 

(a) 

Rental

 

(b) 

Utilities

11'000
(c) 

Maintenance and Insurance

10'000

Permanent Equipment

89'100

Expendable Equipment

17'700

Contractual Services

 

(a) 

Reproduction

15'000
(b) 

Office automation/Informatics

3'000
(c) 

Other

 

Staff Overhead Costs

 

(a) 

Training

 

(b) 

Insurance

2'400
(c) 

Joint Services

 

(d) 

Miscellaneous

6'000

Missions

9'300

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

615'200
(e) 

Library

3'400
(f) 

Publications

 

(g) 

Public Information Activities

 

(h) 

External Auditors

 

(i) 

Ministerial Meeting

 

(j) 

ISO

 

(k) 

Other

 

Unforeseen Expenditure

 

TOTAL

2'778'000

  

List of main active extra-budgetary funds donated for technical cooperation and training activities back to top

Donor Fund Project Balance 1/1/01 Pledged for 2001 Total

Trust Funds

Netherlands

T0006

WTO trainee programme

561'605 1'050'000 1'611'605

Hong Kong, China

T0024

Technical cooperation activities

27'428

27'428

JITAP

T0027

Technical cooperation activities in selected African countries

105'472

105'472

United States

T0028

WTO reference centres

11'041

11'041

Switzerland

T0030

Technical cooperation activities

334'718

334'718

United Kingdom

T0037

Technical cooperation activities

173'854

173'854

Switzerland

T0039

Consultant for the Trade Policy Course

- 25'000 25'000

Nordic countries

TAD01

Anti-dumping seminars

17'707

17'707

Germany

TDE01

Trade Policy Reviews

64'841 100'000 164'841

Germany

TDE02

Global trust fund for technical cooperation

- 350'000 350'000

Denmark

TDK02

Global trust fund for technical cooperation

629'021

629'021

Finland

TFI01

Global trust fund for technical cooperation

96'864 800'000 896'864

France

TFR01

Seminars on SPS

230'122

230'122

France

TFR02

Global trust fund for technical cooperation

- 235'000 235'000

Ireland

TIE01

Global trust fund for technical cooperation

86'500

86'500

Japan

TJP05

WTO seminars in Asia

313'297

313'297

Netherlands

TNL03

Global trust fund for technical cooperation

592'138 900'000 1'492'138

Norway

TNO02

Global trust fund for technical cooperation

503'072

503'072

Norway

TNO03

Workshop on patented drugs pricing

- 300'000 300'000

New Zealand

TNZ03

Seminars on WTO in Asia/Pacific

288'898

288'898

Sweden

TSE02

Global trust fund for technical cooperation

735'560

735'560

United Kingdom

TUK04

Workshop on competition policy

- 520'000 520'000

United States

TUS04

Global trust fund for technical cooperation

- 1'050'000 1'050'000

Total 4'772'137 5'330'000 10'102'137

Other extra-budgetary funds

WTO Members

TGTF1

Global trust fund for technical cooperation

35'771

35'771

WTO Members

ES962

1996 surplus for technical cooperation

11'153

11'153

WTO Members

EPSF1

Programme support fund

903'468

903'468

Total 950'393 - 950'393

TOTAL 5'722'529 5'330'000 11'052'529