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THE WTO: SECRETARIAT AND BUDGET
WTO Secretariat budget for 2006

The WTO derives most of the income for its annual budget from contributions by its 149 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 2006 is as follows:
  • 2006 Budget for the WTO Secretariat: 170,274,150 CHF;
  • 2006 Budget for the Appellate Body and its Secretariat: 4,726,000 CHF;
  • Total WTO Budget for the year 2006: 175,000,150,00 CHF

  

Budget for the WTO Secretariat for the year 2006 back to top

SECTION

2006
(Swiss Francs)

Staff (Work/years)

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(a) Salary 78,071,000
(b) Pensions 15,561,500
(c) Common Staff costs 14,790,200
(d) Restructuring Plan 500,00

Temporary Assistance

13,724,800

Communications

-
(a) Telecommunications 708,000
(b) Postal charges 1,315,000

Building Facilities

-
(a) Rental 345,000
(b) Utilities 1,654,000
(c) Maintenance and Insurance 1,438,000

Permanent Equipment

2,831,000

Expendable

1,180,500

Contractual Services

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(a) Reproduction 1,400,000
(b) Office Automation 2,577,200
(c) Other 257,000
(d) Security Outsourcing Contract 2,837,000

Staff Overhead

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(a) Training 675,000
(b) Insurance 2,059,500
(c) Joint Services 212,000
(d) Miscellaneous 30,000

Missions

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(a) Missions Official 1,236,000
(b) Missions Technical 1,443,000
Trade Policy Training Courses 3,541,000
Various -
(a) Representation and Hospitality 283,000
(b) Dispute Settlement Panels 1,317,000
(c) Experts 50,000
(e) Library 593,700
(f) Publications 470,000
(g) Public Information Activities 320,000
(h) External Auditors 40,000
(i) Ministerial Operating Fund 600,000
(j) ISO 57,000
(k) Other 77,000
(m) Security Enhancement Programme 796,000

Unforeseen

100,000
International Trade Centre (ITC) 17,183,750
TOTAL 170,274,150

 

Budget for the the Appellate Body and its Secretariat for the year 2006 back to top

SECTION

2006
(Swiss Francs)

Staff (Work/years)

-

(a) Salary 1,956,500
(b) Pensions 391,300
(c) Common Staff costs 369,000

Temporary Assistance

65,600

Communications

-
(a) Telecommunications 6,500
(b) Postal Charges 0

Building Facilities

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

Permanent Equipment

36,000

Expendable

20,000

Contractual Services

-
(a) Reproduction 15,000

Staff Overheads

-
(a) Training 25,000
(b) Insurance 12,000
(d) Miscellaneous 2,000

Missions

-
(a) Missions Official 10,000
Various -
(a) Representation and Hospitality 1,000
(d) Appellate Body Members 688,100
(e) Library 10,000
(l) Appellate Body Operating Fund 1,100,000
TOTAL 4,726,000