A boost for fund helping developing countries in WTO talks

Sweden will contribute 32 million Swedish kronor ($4.6 million) to a trust fund that supports developing countries’ participation in World Trade Organization negotiations.

This new donation brings Sweden’s contribution to the WTO Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund to 176 million kronor since 2002, when the fund was established. Sweden has been the biggest donor to the fund in the past three years.

The contribution fulfills part of Swedish trade policy objectives, which according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is connected with the country’s overseas development policy.

The Doha fund helps expand developing countries understanding of global trade through assistance for research, development of negotiation skills and capacity development activities with policymakers, legislators and civil society.

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