CLDP Results in Latin America and the Caribbean

CLDP has been asked on a number of occasions to provide technical assistance to nations in the Western Hemisphere, particularly with respect to transparency and trade issues. Several countries have indicated that they would like CLDP’s assistance as they look to enter free trade agreements with the U.S. Following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, CLDP has monitored the situation on the ground and analyzed the legal environment through the work of its reconstruction and stabilization civilian response corps representative.

CLDP in Action

February 23, 2012
CLDP Chief Counsel Stephen Gardner celebrates the founders of CLDP.

Begun as a small joint venture between USAID and Commerce to help the Former Soviet Bloc countries of Eastern Europe transition to more market-oriented economies, CLDP has expanded to help meet the legal technical assistance needs of more than 50 countries in Eurasia, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. On February 23rd, CLDP celebrated 20 years of technical assistance in commercial law.