This donation will finance technical assistance programmes and training activities for developing and least developed countries. The aim is to better adapt their practices and laws to WTO rules and disciplines, improve the implementation of their obligations and enhance the exercise of their membership rights.
“I welcome Japan’s contribution that will allow developing countries to expand their markets, find new trading partners and better integrate into the global economy” declared WTO Director General Pascal Lamy.
Japan’s WTO Ambassador, Yoichi Otabe stated “Japan will continue to support developing and least-developed countries in better understanding the WTO rules with the aim of expanding their trading activities. Trade can be used as a tool for growth, development and poverty reduction. Trade is a crucial instrument today given the troubled times we are facing today”.