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THE WTO: SECRETARIAT AND BUDGET

WTO Secretariat budget for 2011

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 2011


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 2011 is as follows:

  • Consolidated WTO Budget for the year 2011: CHF 196,003,900

  

Consolidated Budget 2011 (WTO and the Appellate Body Secretariats)
 

Section

Budget 2011
CHF

Work Years
(including salary and pension)

126,310,600

Temporary Assistance

15,992,700

Communications
(including telecommunications and postal charges)

1,786,500

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

3,866,000

Permanent Equipment

1,089,000

Expendable supplies

1,281,000

Contractual Services
(including reproduction, office automation and security)

9,236,600

Staff Overheads
(including training and insurance)

4,827,000

Missions

2,939,000

Trade Policy Courses

3,315,000

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

6,449,500

International Trade Centre

18,911,000

Grand Total

196,003,900