Mike Moore's speeches
Renato Ruggiero's speeches,
States grant will help provide internet connections, computer equipment (personal
computers, printers, modems, etc) for the operation of WTO Trade Reference Centers in
these countries. The centres enable trade ministries to keep in touch with WTO activities
via the WTO internet site (www.wto.org)
and the Trade and Development Centre (www.itd.org),
jointly operated by the WTO and the World Bank. Through these and other trade-related
internet sites, ministries can gather information from electronic trade databases which
will enable governments to better utilize the multi-lateral trading system.
This U.S. contribution
comes in addition to grants already provided for the same project by the governments of
Norway, Hong-Kong and the Netherlands.