THE WTO: SECRETARIAT AND BUDGET

WTO Secretariat budget for 2015

The WTO derives most of the income for its annual budget from contributions by its Members. These are established according to a formula based on their share of international trade.

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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 2015 is as follows:

  • Consolidated WTO Budget for the year 2015: CHF 197,203,900

  

Consolidated Budget 2015 (WTO and the Appellate Body Secretariats)
 

Section

Budget 
(in thousand CHF)

Staff expenditure (including staff remuneration, pension and
post‑employment benefits, health and invalidity insurance, family
and international benefits)

131,415

Temporary Assistance (including short-term staff, consultants, panellists
and Appellate Body member fees)

17,167

General services (including telecommunications and post, contractual
services and maintenance, energy and supplies, documentation
and publication)

15,801

Travel and hospitality

7,481

Implementing partners (includes any activity or event partly/jointly/fully
funded by the WTO but executed by a third-party organization)

273

Capital expenditure (including procurement of fixed assets
and rental and leasing of equipment)

2,967

Financial expenditure (including bank and interest charges
and building loan reimbursement

1,230

Contributions to International Trade Centre and special reserves (including
Appellate Body operating fund and Ministerial Conference operating fund)

20,870

Grand Total

197,204