GERMANY DONATES EUR 150,000 FOR SUPPORTING DEVELOPING COUNTRIES TO TAKE PLACE IN AGRICULTURAL EXPORT MARKETS

Germany supports developing economies with a EUR 150,000 donation to help them providing the conformities with international food safety, health standards for plant and animal health. Goal of the donation is to help poorer economies to advance in their participation in agricultural export markets.

The donation of Germany has been made to the Standards and Trade Development Facility which is a global organization hosted and managed by the WTO. The donation has been formalized at a signing ceremony on 20 November 2018 with the participation of Nthisana Phillips, the WTO Administration and General Services Division Director and Walter Werner, WTO Ambassador of Germany.

Ms. Phillips pointed the importance of Germany’s donation which will be a great support for the developing countries to raise their level of sanitary and phytosanitary standards for gaining advance in accessing to agricultural markets. Ms. Phillips also noted her positivity on Germany’s generosity, which may provide a commercial breakthrough to these economies.

WTO’s Germany Ambassador Werner expressed their gladness for supporting the developing economies in their studies in increasing their potential for agricultural production and exporting abilities for participating in agricultural export markets. He said that their donation made to the Standards and Trade Development Facility is going to bring great benefits to the developing countries in advancing to higher agricultural production standards with taking strong steps to avoid the spread of plant and animal diseases thereby gaining a better position with their trade partners. Werner also pointed the necessity of these facts for providing food security and an effective fight against poverty.

In over 15 years, Germany’s overall donation has reached about EUR 25 million to trust funds of WTO.

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