WTO Ministerial Meeting – Press Releases

WTO 11 Ministerial Meeting – Press Releases

Sweden donates SEK 19.2 million to help developing countries participate in global trade

The government of Sweden is contributing SEK 19.2 million (approximately CHF 2.3 million) to help developing countries improve their trading capacity and participate fully in global trade negotiations.  https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/pres17_e/pr815_e.htm

EU gives EUR 1 million to enhance trading skills of developing countries 

The European Union is contributing EUR 1 million (over CHF 1.2 million) to improve the trading capacity of developing countries and to help them play a more active role in trade negotiations. https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/pres17_e/pr814_e.htm

Lithuania donates EUR 26,000 to enhance trading capacity of developing countries

The Government of Lithuania is contributing EUR 26,000 (approximately CHF 30,000) to help developing and least-developed countries participate effectively in global trade. This donation to the WTO’s Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund will finance training workshops for officials in Geneva and elsewhere to help them better understand and implement WTO agreements and to take part in trade negotiations. Since the creation of the fund in 2001, over 2,500 workshops have been organized. https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/pres17_e/pr813_e.htm

Finland donates EUR 1.7 million to help developing countries participate in global trade

The government of Finland is contributing EUR 1.7 million (approximately CHF 2 million) to WTO trade-related programmes to help developing countries and in particular least-developed countries (LDCs) participate in multilateral trade negotiations and better access global markets. https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/pres17_e/pr812_e.htm

France donates EUR 50,000 to support food safety, animal/plant health standards and trade

France is contributing EUR 50,000 (approximately CHF 58,000) to the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) in 2017 to help developing countries comply with international food safety, animal and plant health standards and therefore access agricultural markets more easily. The donation will help developing and least-developed countries improve their sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) capacity. https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/pres17_e/pr811_e.htm

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s