Many CLDP programs focus on the significant role that is played by customs agencies in facilitating and increasing international trade. CLDP programs aim to advance trade liberalization through enhanced communication, cooperation and coordination.

Advanced Rulings

CLDP holds consultations in coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to explain advanced rulings, a written statement issued by CBP that interprets and applies Customs laws and regulations to a specific set of facts about a prospective transaction. These consultations focus on logistics chain security, border control procedures for hazardous materials and developing systems to combat fraud.

Promoting Imports

CLDP supports the efforts of foreign governments seeking to increase exports to the U.S. by conducting programs that help producers understand U.S. standards and regulatory requirements for imports. These programs include comprehensive materials about the policies and procedures of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and the specific products that the foreign government is keen to export to the U.S.

Free Trade Agreements

In order to strengthen Free Trade Agreements (FTA) between the U.S. and foreign governments, CLDP conducts programs that focus on rules of origin provisions and customs administration requirements as part of a comprehensive effort to improve the implementation procedures of the Free Trade Agreements.

CLDP in Action

November 10, 2015 - November 11, 2015

CLDP held a two-day workshop on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Kosovo. Led by experts from USCBP, USPTO, ICE and the U.K. Chartered Trading Standards Institute, the workshop addressed issues specifically identified by Kosovo Customs and the Kosovo business community, including risk assessments and targeting, identification of IPR violations at the border, methods of enhancing interagency and interregional coordination and cooperation with the private sector, seizure and destruction of counterfeit goods, ex officio authority, and other topics.