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The Office of the United States Trade Representative

Trade Capacity Building

The United States is the largest single-country provider of trade-related assistance, which includes trade-related physical infrastructure, totaling $1.34 billion in FY2005, up 46 percent from ($921 million) in FY2004 (more than double than FY2001).

In December 2005 at the WTO Ministerial in Hong Kong, U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman announced that the United States plans to more than double its contributions to global Aid for Trade, from $1.34 billion in 2005 to $2.7 billion in grants annually by 2010.

"As partners with developing countries, and particularly the least developed, we share the goal of reducing poverty and building their capacity for trade," said Portman. "The new opportunities created by our bold trade proposals in the WTO talks combined with our increased commitment to Aid for Trade will help realize the potential of Doha."

TCB Background
Selection Press Releases
Selection Fact Sheets
Global Reports
Selection 2005 Report - Participation, Empowerment, Partnership
Selection 2003 Report - Improving Lives Through Trade & Aid
Regional Reports
Selection Americas
Selection Central America
Selection Southern Africa