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.
|Australia — Transfer from TEVAL||52,756|
|Australia — Transfer from TNDAT||7,699|
|Netherlands — Reimbursement||(299,402)|
|Norway — Transfer from TEVAL||55,158|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Total Contributions Received||485,000||473,000||494,000||499,500|