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UK donates GBP 500,000 for Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility

The United Kingdom is contributing GBP 500,000 (CHF 738,182) to the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility to help developing and least-developed countries implement the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said: “I welcome the United Kingdom's generous donation. It is an important contribution, which will help to ensure that developing and least-developed countries are assisted in implementing the WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement and are able to reap its benefits.”

Julian Braithwaite, UK Ambassador to the WTO, said: “The UK is a major Aid for Trade donor, contributing over £1 billion a year to help developing and least-developed countries to trade regionally and internationally. Our support to the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility will contribute to improving coordination and coherence among the various agencies and programmes helping WTO members to implement the TFA.”

Since 2002, the UK has donated GBP 8,084,143 (CHF 11,923,845) to WTO trust funds. Details of the UK commitments to support trade facilitation can be found here.