On August 9, 2016, CLDP led a Workshop on Best Practices in Government Procurement in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Since 2004, CLDP has been collaborating with governments in the Arabian Peninsula to support bilateral and multilateral trade agreements and to modernize the commercial legal system in the region.
On February 9-13, 2016 in Manama, CLDP hosted the 6th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot, in coordination with Bahrain Center of Disputes and Resolutions (BCDR), the Royal University for Women, Mena Chambers, and the University of Pittsburg (CILE).
On May 17, CLDP and FCS Kuwait met with Dr. Anas Al-Tourah of the Kuwait Commercial Arbitration Centre (KCAC) and representatives of the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) in Kuwait City to discuss future cooperation to improve the legal environment in Kuwait for arbitration. The consultations were organized in coordination with Mr. Faris Al-Obaid of the Kuwait Supreme Council for Planning and Development and Mr. Khalifa Al-Yaqout of the Al-Yaqout Legal Group, which will both play a significant role in the future workshops with the KCAC.
On August 22-26, 2016, CLDP and the International Trade Administration (ITA) collaborated with the Royal Malaysian Customs Department to hold a consultation for senior officials from the Pakistan Federal Board of Revenue and the Pakistan Ministry of Commerce in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
Secretary Pritzker highlighted CLDP’s work in Tunisia in her keynote address at the Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference in Tunis on March 6. CLDP’s recent work on franchising, franchise finance, and public procurement were given as examples of Commerce programs “aimed at deepening the partnership between our nations.”
In February 2016, CLDP organized a workshop in London, UK on exploration and production (E&P) contracting for senior officials from Pakistan’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources (MPNR) and the Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd. (OGDCL).
CLDP staff received the Commerce Gold Medal for multi-phase programs with Iraq’s key judicial and legislative institutions on the importance of international arbitration for attracting investment and trade. CLDP’s joint programming with the Iraqi government ultimately led to Iraq’s intention to join the ICSID convention and its courts adoption of international principles to recognize international arbitration agreements under Iraqi law.
CLDP in Action
CLDP hosted a high-level delegation of Pakistani judges and Intellectual Property Office (IPO) officials for IP consultations in Minneapolis, MN on August 20-25.
CLDP and AC Franchise will organize two franchising workshops in Tunis on September 26 and 27, 2016.
CLDP, in coordination with the United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI) and the Federal Communications Commission, will sponsor the participation of five officials from the...
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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.