PRESS/807: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said: "I welcome the United States' donation. It will be important to help officials from developing and least-developed countries increase their knowledge and understanding of trade issues to enhance their connection with global markets."
The US Acting Permanent Representative, Christopher Wilson said: “The United States is pleased to again contribute to this important WTO vehicle for providing technical assistance to developing countries. We are confident that this assistance can help these WTO members implement WTO commitments in ways that will measurably advance their development objectives.”
Overall, the United States has donated approximately CHF 19 million to WTO trust funds over the last 15 years.