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Trust Funds for WTO Accession
 
UNCTAD Trust Fund for WTO accession

Sponsored by the Government of the UK and the Government of Norway
 
In line with their commitment to improve the capacity of developing countries to take advantage of new trade opportunities, DFID decided in 1999 to fund an UNCTAD Accession Trust Fund Project aimed at building the capacity of developing countries to participate effectively in the WTO accession negotiations.
 
The Accession Trust Fund Project, renewed twice, is now in its third phase and receiving funding from the Government of Norway.
 
Countries covered:
  • Azerbaijan
  • Cape Verde
  • Laos
  • Samoa
  • Yemen
  • Afghanistan
  • Ethiopia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Serbia
  • Bhutan
  • Iraq
  • Montenegro
  • Sudan
Countries added to the project:
  • Cambodia
   

UNCTAD/Germany Trust Fund for WTO accessions
 
The Government of Germany is sponsoring an UNCTAD Trust Fund with the objective of supporting countries in the WTO accession process to help them obtain terms consistent with their development needs.
 
The project is open to support accession activities across a number of countries; the Government of Germany has expressed the wish that this trust fund should support activities in countries with the greatest development needs.
 
Countries covered initially:
  • Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Timor Leste
Countries added to the project:
  • Algeria
  • Cambodia

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