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Aid for Trade

WTO members launched the Aid for Trade initiative at the Sixth Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong in 2005.
Aid for trade focuses on supporting developing countries, particularly the least-developed, in building trade capacity, enhancing their infrastructure and improving their ability to benefit from trade opening opportunities.

Aid for trade financing

Disbursements under the Aid for Trade Initiative for developing countries in 2016 (US$ 39 billion) fell from the previous year. Aid for trade disbursements to LDCs remained just below US$10 billion.

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