CLDP Chief Counsel Steve Gardner joined Secretary Pritzker in Burma, where her delegation met with President Thein Sein and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Aung Sang Suu Kyi. The delegation discussed Burma’s continuing legal reforms, with particular emphasis on commercial law. CLDP will continue implementing programs in Burma on energy and will begin technical assistance on arbitration and public procurement.
CLDP’s Customs Valuation, Classification, and Customs Procedures program for Armenia is targeted to ensure that the Customs Service of Armenia’s customs valuation and classification process is fair, harmonized, and transparent, and meets the requirements of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the WTO Customs Valuation Agreement.
In the context of the President's Power Africa Initiative, CLDP is coordinating the development of annotated core agreements for power generation projects within Power Africa countries. These agreements will be used as negotiation and capacity development tools for Power Africa governments and other stakeholders with the goal of reducing the development time cycle for power projects.
CLDP in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the Institute for Training and Judicial Studies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to build the capacity of the UAE judiciary in adjudicating commercial cases.
CLDP provides commercial law training to Afghan businesses to strengthen the Afghan private sector.
CLDP in Action
From December 15-18 in Dubai, UAE, CLDP conducted an Arbitration Clause Drafting workshop for legal and contracting directorates in Iraq’s Ministries of Transportation, Justice, Housing and Construction, and Municipalities.
CLDP in collaboration with the World Bank (InfoDev) will conduct a one-week workshop for an inter-agency delegation representing the Iraq’s Ministry of Industry and Minerals (MIM), Ministry...
CLDP, in close coordination with Tunisia’s High Authority for Public Procurement, will lead a Workshop on Public Procurement in Tunis on January 27-29, 2015.
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CLDP's mission is to improve the legal environment for doing business in developing and transitional countries around the globe and thereby foster greater political stability and economic opportunity for local entrepreneurs and U.S. companies alike.