U.S. chips in $950,000 on WTO technical assistance
The United States will contribute $950,000 for trade-related technical assistance to the World Trade Organization.
This latest contribution will bring the total U.S. trade assistance for the Doha Development Agenda to nearly $9.4 billion since the start of negotiations in November 2001.
'This contribution is a reflection of the U.S. commitment to help developing countries participate in the Doha Round and to benefit from its results,' said U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, in a statement.
The WTO's trade-related technical assistance program provides training for developing countries that enhance their ability to analyze issues, assess their interests and participate in the negotiations. The program also provides these nations help in meeting their WTO obligations.