TRTA: TRADE-RELATED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Financing of Trade-Related Technical Assistance (TRTA)

The implementation of the Biennial Technical Assistance Plans, budgeted at some CHF19 Mio annually, is funded through the Regular Budget (CHF4.5 Mio), extra budgetary funds coming from voluntary contributions of a selected number of Members, and cost-sharing arrangements with some WTO partners.  As has been the case for many years, the main proportion of the implementation of those Technical Assistance Plans is funded through extra-budgetary funds (CHF14.5Mio). The Global Trust Fund will continue to play a central role in this regard, as it is the main channel through which donors' contributions support the Technical Assistance provided by the WTO.

Consult the list of contributions.

Contributions can be made by contacting the Administration and General Services Division, Budget Section.

 

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Voluntary Contributions as of 2 October 2020 

Global Trust Fund

The Global Trust Fund is the flagship WTO trust fund providing support to a wide range of trade-related technical assistance activities.

Donor (CHF) 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Australia      17,927    
Australia — Transfer from TEVAL   52,756      
Australia — Transfer from TNDAT         7,699
Austria 109,000 215,200 233,200 226,600 219,800
Canada         62,633
Denmark          
Estonia 21,800 21,520 23,320 22,800 22,040
European Union 1,294,800   1,164,800 1,128,400 1,095,200
Finland     1,159,000    
France 433,200 455,600 519,300 488,250 483,402
Germany 1,083,000 1,139,000 1,133,000 1,099,000  
Japan 218,634 233,669   231,601 124,256
Korea 347,200 331,100 298,800   343,996
Liechtenstein 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
Lithuania   20,273 30,316 22,800 53,930
Netherlands 490,000 490,000      
Netherlands — Reimbursement   (299,402)      
Norway 1,059,571 722,022   541,213  
Norway — Transfer from TEVAL   55,158      
Sweden 1,253,700 1,984,880 2,154,955 1,955,184 2,008,127
United States 529,036 571,172 600,547 485,122 87,570
Total Contributions Received 6,879,941 6,169,278 7,375,165 6,240,970 5,096,643
Total Contributions including transfers & reimbursement   5,977,790     5,104,342

 

French-Irish Internship Programme (TIMM1)

The French-Irish Internship Programme provides resources for interns from developing countries to gain valuable experience with the multi-lateral trading system by working in the Geneva mission of their own country.

Donor (CHF) 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
France 649,800 683,400 923,200 868,000 859,382
Ireland 164,250 163,650 227,800 222,000 214,210
Total Contributions Received 814,050 847,050 1,151,000 1,090,000 1,073,592

 

Netherlands Trainee Programme (TNL05)

The Netherlands Trainee Programme provides resources for interns from developing countries to gain valuable experience with the multi-lateral trading system by working in WTO Secretariat.

Donor (CHF) 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Netherlands   875,000 875,000 875,000 875,000
Total Contributions Received   875,000 875,000 875,000 875,000

 

China LDCs & Accessions Programme (TCLAP)

The China LDCs & Accessions Programme provides resources for LDC interns to work on Accessions issues in the WTO Secretariat, for LDC officials to participate in Geneva-based meetings, and to organize a roundtable event on accessions issues.

Donor (CHF) 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
China 485,000 473,000 494,000 499,500  
Total Contributions Received 485,000 473,000 494,000 499,500  

 

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